Poorly fitting shoes are sadly more prevalent than you may think.
In fact, a recent study published in the Journal of Foot and Ankle Research found that between 63% to 72% of people “were wearing shoes that did not accommodate either width or length dimensions of their feet.”
There’s reason to believe that width is indeed a much bigger problem than the length when it comes to selecting properly fitting shoes.
Ask someone their shoe size and they’ll be able to give you a number immediately. However, that number only measures the length of the shoe. Ask that same person the width of the shoe that fits their foot properly and you’ll most likely be met with a confused look.
In terms of comfort, freedom of movement and overall foot health, the proper shoe width is just as important as shoe length.
There are several signs that your current shoes may not be fitting correctly and that the time may be right to try a pair of wide sneakers.
Massachusetts podiatrist Terence Vanderheiden says common signs that your shoes are the wrong size include bruising on your toenails, toenail loss or damage, blisters, callouses and skin irritation around your toenails.
More serious medical conditions that can result from poorly fitting shoes include corns, hammertoe, plantar fasciitis, shin splints, heel spurs, and Achilles tendon pain.
Switching to wide toe box shoes may help to alleviate and prevent many of those painful foot problems and ensure greater overall health.
The new FitVille Rebound Cores were designed with all of this in mind. As one of the best shoes for wide feet on the market, each element of the sneakers was developed with comfort as the top priority.
The patented technology includes both a wider toe box and higher instep to free your toes for a greater range of motion and all-day comfort.
This means no longer having to jam your toes into narrow shoes in the morning and only breathing a sigh of relief at the end of the day upon taking the shoes off at home. Properly fitting wide sneakers like the FitVille Rebound Core’s means a pleasant standing, walking and running experience all day, every day.
While selecting footwear that fits correctly is crucial for day to day wear, choosing properly fitting shoes for exercise is perhaps even more important. The stress put on the feet while running or doing brisk walking is much greater than when casually strolling.
The FitVille Rebound Cores are a multifunctional sneaker, designed for comfort while running and jumping but also stylish enough to be worn in everyday situations. In fact, during the testing phase, the shoes were put through their paces more than 500 times by a group of customers with wide feet, with their feedback ultimately refining the technology and fit for the product launch.
If you’ve struggled to find a pair of shoes that both look good and feel good for your feet, switching to a wide toe box sneaker like the FitVille Rebound Core might just be the right fit for you.