Shoes are a basic staple of every man’s wardrobe. They’re there to protect your feet from the elements, but they also have an important role in making you look good. Unfortunately, many men don’t take the time to understand how their shoes should fit so they end up wearing them incorrectly all the time. This can lead to foot pain, discomfort, and even permanent damage if left unchecked. Here are some common mistakes men make when it comes to choosing and wearing shoes.
Wearing the Wrong Shoes
Your shoes should fit the activity you’re doing. You don’t want to go to work in casual shoes when you’ll be on your feet all day or you’ll be exposed to dangerous conditions that could damage your feet. Wearing footwear that doesn’t fit right because it’s too small or large can cause just as many issues as wearing footwear that’s too narrow or wide.
Unless there is a need, wearing heavy boots should be limited to work situations. Another footwear issue men face is wearing shoes that don’t have adequate support. Mens shoes should fit well, not be too flimsy, and look good when you want to go in style. Don’t buy uncomfortable shoes.
Wearing the Same Type of Shoe Too Often
It’s easy to get into the habit of wearing one pair of shoes most days, but this is a mistake because it can lead to foot injuries. Wearing the same type of shoe every day may cause your feet to get sore or even develop an infection called athlete’s foot. If you want to wear the same shoe every day, make sure you alternate between different pairs so that both feet get a break from time to time.
Wear athletic shoes for running on concrete or pavement, sandals made out of hard plastic instead of thin-soled flip-flops, boots made out of leather and rubber soles, and casual shoes that have good arch support. This variety can keep you from wearing the same kind of shoe too often.
Not Replacing Worn Out Shoes
You need to replace worn-out shoes. There is no good reason to wear shoes that have holes, rips, and are so worn out that they no longer give you the support that they once did. Replacing worn-out shoes is a must especially if they are shoes you wear regularly. Wearing shoes that are breaking down can lead to foot, ankle, and even back and shoulder pain. Because your feet are your body’s foundation it’s important to get rid of those old sneakers you love so much.
Not Wearing Shoes at All
Wearing shoes not only protects your feet from injury and damage but also provides support for your feet. When you don’t wear shoes, the bones of your foot can become misaligned, which will lead to problems like bunions and corns, as well as other issues with balance. To prevent these problems from occurring, it’s important to make sure that you always wear the right type of shoe with any outfit or activity. For example, if you’re going out in public or running errands around town, sneakers or comfortable casual shoes are a great option because they’re easy to slip on quickly if needed.
If you’re going hiking up steep hillsides or through mud puddles, or doing anything else that might cause damage, then sturdy boots are probably a better choice than sneakers because they’ll provide more protection from sharp objects like rocks or tree branches that could puncture through thinner soles easily. Wearing shoes not only looks great, but also gives your feet, ankles, and legs the protection they need.
Wearing the Wrong Socks
Wearing the wrong socks is a common mistake, but it can lead to blisters and other foot problems. When choosing which pair of socks you’ll wear for the day, you want to make sure that they are thin enough, thick enough, and comfortable enough. They need to be thin enough so your shoes don’t squeeze your feet and cause discomfort. But also comfortable enough so they don’t rub against any parts of your feet or cause friction between each other when walking around all day long. And of course, thick enough so they provide cushioning in case there’s an accident.