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Shopping for shoes: take into account your foot morphology

Each person has a different foot morphology, and it is important to take this into account when shopping for shoes. This choice is indeed crucial, as more and more people suffer from pain and deformity due to poor shoe choices. 

Know your foot morphology before choosing your shoes

It is important for you to know about the different types of feet before shopping for shoes. 40 to 45% of people have a universal foot. Other people have what is called foot supination or pes cavus (high arch). Other people have a specific type of foot morphology called pronation of the foot, also known as flat feet. To determine the foot morphology of painful feet, it is best to consult a podiatrist by bringing the shoes you wear most often to the consultation. The way your shoes wear reveals a great deal about your foot morphology.

How to shop for the right shoes for your foot morphology

Once you know your foot morphology, it is important to shopping for shoes based on this knowledge. For people who have a universal foot, choose universal shoes for perfect stability. If you have flat feet, it is best to opt for specially adapted shoes. If the condition is too severe, the podiatrist will prescribe customised orthotics. If you suffer from pes cavus, it is best to wear adapted shoes, even though sometimes universal shoes are also suitable.