Shoes are a part of a person's clothing designed to protect feet from harmful external influences. Modern footwear is divided by purpose into household and special.
Household footwear is subdivided into casual, weekend (model) and home; special - for sports, orthopedic (medical), industrial (protective).
It is easy to choose comfortable shoes - you just need to choose the right size. Not so simple. After all, the comfort of a shoe is determined by a combination of many factors: the quality of the material from which the sole and upper are made, the correct design of the last, elasticity, weight, etc. Mention should also be made of the inner microclimate of the boot (warmth, softness, humidity, etc.). Moreover, all the indicators mentioned for different people are slightly different.
Additional support is required to support the arch of the foot. No, a healthy foot does not require artificial support; moreover, additional support helps to weaken the foot that does not receive training while walking. Additional support to support the arch of the foot is required only by a small number (about 5%) of people who suffer from serious congenital diseases of the foot or have difficulty walking due to injuries resulting from accidents.
In contact with the surface of the sidewalk (floor), the foot can receive minor mechanical injuries and experience excessive stress, therefore, you should not walk without shoes. Completely erroneous opinion. After all, some people do without shoes altogether, move on solid ground and at the same time can boast of strong and completely healthy feet.
The longest toe is the big one. It is this opinion that often gets in the way of choosing the right shoe size. However, it should be remembered that the second finger is longer than the first in 20% of people, in 3% - the third finger is longer, and in 2% of people, three fingers are the same length.
The best shoes are tight-fitting. This is not true. Indeed, during the day, the foot expands by about 5%, and the shoes turn from tight-fitting into tight ones.
Leather shoes "breathe". Indeed, the skin has pores, fibers and air spaces that allow air to penetrate through its layer. But in the manufacture of shoes (during chrome plating and finishing processes of the leather), chemicals are used that clog the pores and spaces, preventing air circulation in the skin.
If you wear shoes with a pointed toe, there will definitely be problems with the foot. In fact, the most common cause of problems is the construction of the last, as well as the shape of the upper. For example, in order to visually reduce the foot, make it more graceful, some manufacturers shorten the toe part by lengthening the back part, make a curved last - these are the tricks that are the real cause of discomfort when wearing, and sometimes diseases of the foot.
Shoes for a child should definitely have additional support. This is not the case unless it is a congenital or acquired foot injury that requires additional support. Shoes should have a minimal impact on the child's foot - only in this case it will be possible to avoid painful consequences at a more mature age.
An unpleasant odor from feet is a consequence of poor hygiene. Most often, an unpleasant odor appears due to footwear (as a result of heat and fumes, the odors of the chemicals with which the footwear was treated during production intensify).
Membrane shoes are waterproof, which means they do not "breathe". Hence, it will not be comfortable enough. In any weather (except very hot and humid) you will feel comfortable in such shoes. After all, membranes (which are either the thinnest film laminated on the top layer of the fabric, or a special impregnation applied to the fabric during the production process, in a hot way) are completely vapor permeable. This property is provided by their chemical structure in the form of a film with pores, the size of which is several thousand times smaller than a drop of water, but larger than an H2O molecule. As a result, with a high water resistance (water droplets do not pass through the micro-holes in the membranes), this material "breathes" very well, without creating obstacles for the vapor coming out.
After years of wearing stiletto heels, you can easily switch to low-heeled shoes. Unfortunately, this is not the case. If a woman is constantly forced to wear shoes with excessively high heels, the structure of her foot changes, the center of gravity shifts towards the toes, some muscles develop much stronger than others. As a result, shoes with lower heels become uncomfortable, and giving up stiletto heels is quite difficult and sometimes painful.
High-heeled shoes prevent a woman from driving. This is not the case, if we are not talking about shoes or boots with very high thin heels. In order not to experience discomfort while driving, it is best to come to driving lessons in different shoes (sneakers, shoes, boots) during the learning process in order to acquire the necessary skills.
In high-heeled shoes, a woman's legs appear longer. This effect can be achieved in another way. You just need to choose shoes that match the skin or give preference to light-colored shoes with medium heels.
High heels remind a woman that she is a lady. Perhaps this is so - the first hour and a half. And then such shoes will only remind of themselves - pain and discomfort.
Try on shoes while sitting. Best of all, trying on a pair you like, stand a little or walk around, observing your feelings. In addition, it should be remembered that it is imperative to try on shoes on both legs, and it is best to go shopping after 12 or in the afternoon (after all, the legs have the ability to expand slightly during the day - it is better if this is taken into account when buying shoes).
Orthopedic shoes cannot be beautiful. No, orthopedic shoes look no different from ordinary ones. The only difference is in the use of an anatomical insole with an arch, a specific heel (the height of which corresponds to the size of the foot). Another difference is adjustable fullness. In addition, the orthopedic insoles can be used in regular casual or fashion shoes.
Orthopedic insoles are used only by people suffering from foot diseases. Orthopedic insoles can also be used by quite healthy people, in order, for example, to correct the design flaws of shoes (especially the model ones, acquired for reasons of aesthetics, not comfort), relieve some muscles and joints, and get rid of back pain.
The larger the shoe a man wears, the sexier he is and the more his male "pride" is. This is not the case - neither the shoes nor the size of the nose are a sign of sexuality. According to studies, most often, short-legged individuals of relatively short stature have impressive masculinity and breathtaking passion.