Should I Wear Shoes In The House?

Should I wear shoes in the house?

As many of us are spending more time at home than ever before, it’s important to show our feet some TLC around the house.

You may have a custom of not wearing shoes at home for cleanliness, comfort, or cultural reasons.

If you are working outside the home or tracking in the rain, slush, or dirt, you probably shed your shoes the moment you walk in the door. And of course, a change of shoes makes sense for these reasons.

But here’s the thing…

Consistently being barefoot, or just wearing socks or slippers at home, can cause or exacerbate foot conditions.

This is especially true if you have flat feet or high arches. Flat feet that don’t have support are prone to strains like plantar fasciitis and achilles tendinitis. High-arched feet need cushion, especially on hardwood floors.

If you are experiencing foot pain of almost any kind, wearing shoes at home can help prevent the condition from worsening.

If you can’t stand having shoes on at home, the next best thing is a quality pair of sandals. Some of the better brands for foot health are Birckenstock, Vionic, Keen, Chaco and Clarks.

We have helped hundreds of plantar fasciitis sufferers get relief simply by recommending quality shoes or sandals for home use.

If you are doing a fair amount of standing at home, wear proper footwear. Your feet will thank you for giving them the support they need.

To healthy feet,

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