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Prairie Path Foot & Ankle Clinic

Q
Why do I need to measure my foot every time I want to buy a new pair of shoes?

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According to a recent article in the Chicago Tribune and the National Shoe Retailers Association, the best selling shoe sizes in America are 8.5 for women and 10.5 for men.  That is up a full size from a year ago.  As we age, our ligaments stretch, our foot structure changes as our gait changes.  Because of this, you may think you are a size 7 and always have been - until you measure and find out you are a half size bigger!  So no harm in measuring every time, just to make sure.  Sometimes you will find the right fitting pair of shoes will help rid your foot ailments. If you do have questions regarding your feet, make an appointment to see one of our doctors.