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Question: Why Don’t Shoe Manufacturers Create A Sandal That’s Good For Your Feet
There are a lot of sandals that look like they’re good for your feet and the shoe manufacturers certainly promote them as so. But in reality, the underlying construction of shoes (sandals included–see article here) has not changed for over a hundred years.
Years ago, I spoke with the owner of a well known shoe company. He ‘matter of factly’ told me that shoe companies are in the business to make money – not to build shoes that are comfortable or good for your feet.
My Shoe Heels Tend To Wear Out, So What’s The Best Type Of Shoe To Wear?
Shoes with hard heels are best. The heel should be so hard that when you try to squeeze it, it will be difficult to do so. Heels that have ‘gel’ or ‘air’ should be avoided.
Also avoid narrow heels. Look for shoes with wider surface area in the heels, as they are more stable.
The best walking shoes (with the best shoe heels) are usually the simplest; such as brand styles labeled as ‘Originals’ and ‘Classic’. When it comes to shoes, the less fancy doodads, the better.
When you have shoe heels that tend to wear out the optimum solution would be to fix the problem that is causing your heel wear. That is; effectively treat your abnormal foot structure. Doing so, not only will you find that your shoe heel wear is dramatically less, but your chronic muscle and joint pain will also be permanently greatly reduced or a thing of the past.
If you have more in depth questions on why shoe manufacturers don’t create a sandal that’s good for your feet and what’s the best type of shoe to wear if your shoe heels tend to wear out, be sure to read other articles on the Curing Chronic Pain website. Professor/Dr. Rothbart works hard to answer your questions and keep you informed on his latest research.
If you have a question you would like to ask and haven’t found the answer above or in the articles in this website, you are most welcome to send me your question by going to the contact page.
Assistant to Professor/Dr. Rothbart
Reading the Curing Chronic Pain website will give you more information about the abnormal foot structures Professor/Dr. Rothbart discovered that cause many forms of chronic muscle and joint pain and help you determine whether an Initial Phone Consultation with him might be helpful.
For a more complete explanation of the Rothbarts Foot and PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity, read: Abnormal Foot Structures That Cause Chronic Pain.
To find out if you may have one of two common inherited, abnormal foot structures that cause chronic muscle and joint pain, take the Rothbarts Foot Questionnaire.
As you learn more about Professor/Dr. Rothbart’s innovative therapy, you may find that addressing and effectively treating your foot structure may be the missing link to ending your long time battle with unrelenting muscle and joint pain.
If you have questions about what’s involved in being treated with Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy by long distance, see our FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) Page by clicking here.
If you would like to contact Professor/Dr. Rothbart regarding an appointment to resolve your chronic muscle and joint pain, click here. http://curingchronicpain.com/schedule-an-initial-phone-consultation
Professor/Dr. Brian A. Rothbart
Chronic Pain Elimination Specialist
Discovered the Rothbarts Foot and PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity
Developer of Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy
Inventor and Designer of Rothbart Proprioceptive Insoles
Founder of the International Academy RPT
Free Excerpt from Professor/Dr. Rothbart’s second book, The Foot’s Connection To Chronic Pain