In all honesty, I am sure that I am a podiatrist’s worst nightmare because I imagine that wearing shoes that are too small cannot be good for foot health. With that in mind, I reached out to Benjamin Tehrani, DPM at Kings Point Foot & Ankle in Los Angeles and inventor of Nerve Assist to find out what happens to your feet when you wear an incorrectly sized shoe every day. “I know that people with a history of corns and calluses on their feet admit to wearing poorly fitting shoes,” he said. “Shoes that don’t fit us properly can create pressure points on the soles of the feet, leading to thickened painful skin lesions known as calluses.” He also mentioned that tight-fitting shoes can press on the corners of your big toe, which can ultimately lead to ingrown toenails. So yeah, not wonderful. But I’m happy to report that the last pair of trainers I bought is officially my “new” size and feels great and more comfortable. In essence, they’re not that tight, which is better overall.
If you are interested in the app I use, try it here. I also thought it would be fun showing off some of the shoes that I personally love right now. Keep scrolling for a few shoe silhouettes that come in a variety of sizes.