What Do Tennis Shoes Do To Your Feet?

August 23, 2006 by Gloria Lane Hass  
Published in Clothing

Is the quality of tennis shoes deteriorating? Are your feet the victim of the tennis shoe manufacturer?

When it comes to tennis shoes, there are so many to choose from. You can go into any department or shoe store and buy a pair of tennis shoes. If you don’t know already which brand you like, be prepared to spend a lot of time trying on shoes and walking around in them.

I went into a discount department store and bought a pair of tennis shoes whose manufacturer was a famous person. The shoes were selling for half off. I tried them on and they fit great. There is a down side to only being able to trying on shoes: while they might feel great in the store, what is not taken into account are the many hours of walking along with distance of usage and shoe breathing factor.

Needless to say, after three months I had to get another pair of shoes. The ones that I had purchased did not allow my feet to breath and I had wet socks all the time which is not good for good foot hygiene.

Well, I went back to a name that I always had luck with. While the shoe allowed my feet to breathe, the more I walked in these shoes, the more I had problems with my left foot. The left shoe would cause my foot to blister (yes I wear socks all the time when I wear tennis shoes) and get bloody. I have worn shoes by this well known tennis shoe company for years and now I am beginning to have problems.

So, where do I go from here?

My resolution is that I’m going to stop wearing tennis shoes and wear loafers instead. We’ll see if I can get my foot healed by wearing other shoes. Will I go back to wearing tennis shoes? I don’t know – it’s too soon to tell.

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