3 Must-Haves for Shoe Shopping

3 Must-Haves for Shoe Shopping


Do you feel confident about your shoe choices? Picking the wrong size or style can cause foot and ankle pain that is often preventable. The doctors at the New Jersey Podiatric Physicians & Surgeons Group created a quick checklist guide for your next shopping trip.


We all need support, especially arch support. When shopping for a new pair of shoes, consider the structure of your feet. Do you have flat feet? Has the doctor prescribed custom orthotics to help with your foot pain? All of these details matter when it’s time to purchase a new pair. Shop around and seek support.


Are you confident about your shoe size? If you’re in doubt, we recommend that you ask a professional to measure your feet. Wearing the wrong size will create problems in the future. From pregnancy to new medication, many life changes can cause a shoe size difference. Know your size before shopping.


Whether you are recovering from an injury or managing your diabetes, know which shoe style is best. For some people, even wearing a low heel can cause pain. For others, they need a wide shoe for the best fit. A podiatrist can help you narrow down a selection.

What are common conditions that can occur with the wrong pair of shoes? Heel pain, ingrown toenails, arch pain, corns, and more. We hope these shopping tips help you avoid these issues.

At the New Jersey Podiatric Physicians & Surgeons Group, there are almost 30 foot and ankle surgeons, podiatrists, and doctors. With more than 30 locations, from Newark, NJ, to Cape May, NJ, we value convenience and excellent service for our patients. We offer compassionate, cutting-edge care across our network, and we specialize in treating the following conditions: ankle and sports injuries, heel pain and plantar fasciitis, bunions, hammertoescorns and callusesingrown toenailsdiabetic foot care complicationschildren’s foot problems, skin conditions of the feet, and fungal nails. Our group is among the best foot and ankle providers in the country. To schedule an appointment, first find a podiatrist in your area.