There are many people who think that a shoe alone is the best way to achieve maximum foot health. But shoes aren’t designed to correct problems in the feet or body. Arch supports, on the other hand, can realign muscles, tendons, and the very bones of the foot. Arch supports make an impact on the way we perform and our health overall. We use them to adjust posture and alignment and to reduce pain.
When you buy a pair of quality shoes to wear in conjunction with your arch supports, they will take a little while to break in and form to the way you move. Your foot moves in a patterned way called a “gait cycle,” and a new shoe will be stiff and not yet formed to this cycle. If you experience heel slippage in your new shoes, don’t worry! It simply means that the shoe fits. If the shoe doesn’t slip, then it’s too short for your foot. This type of shoe can cause blisters.