Shoes – a part of a person’s clothing, designed to protect the feet from harmful external influences. Modern footwear for the purpose is divided into household and special footwear.


Household footwear is divided into everyday, weekend (model) and home; Special – for sports, orthopedic (medical), industrial (protective).

Comfortable shoes are easy to pick up – just pick the right size.

It’s not so simple. After all, the comfort of shoes is determined by a combination of many factors: the quality of the material from which the sole and top are made, the correctness of the construction of the pad, elasticity, weight, etc. You should also mention the internal microclimate of the shoe (heat, softness, humidity, etc.). And all the above indicators for different people are somewhat 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, which does not receive training during walking. Additional support for the arch of the foot is required only by a small amount (about 5%) of people who suffer from serious congenital foot diseases or have difficulty walking because of injuries resulting from accidents.

Touching the surface of the sidewalk (floor) of the foot can get minor mechanical injuries and undergoes excessive stress, so do not walk without shoes.

Absolutely mistaken opinion. After all, some people do without shoes at all, move on hard ground and at the same time can boast of strong and quite healthy feet.

The longest toe is large.

It is this opinion that often prevents you from choosing the right size of shoes. However, it should be remembered that the second finger is longer than the first finger in 20% of people, 3% has a longer third finger, and 2% have three fingers of the same length.

The best shoes are tight.

This is not true. After all, during the day the foot expands by about 5%, and the shoes from the tight-fitting turns into a tight one.

Leather shoes “breathe”.

Indeed, the skin has pores, fibers and air spaces, allowing air to penetrate through its layer. But in the manufacture of shoes (during the chrome and finishing processes of skin treatment) use chemicals that clog pores and spaces, preventing the circulation of air in the skin.

If you wear shoes with a sharp toe – there will always be problems with the foot.

Actually, the design of the shoe, as well as the shape of the top of the shoe, is much more often the cause of the problems that arise. For example, to visually reduce the foot, make it more elegant, some manufacturers shorten the toe part by extending the back part, make a curved shoe – these are the tricks and are the true cause of discomfort when socking, and sometimes foot diseases.

Shoes for the child must necessarily have additional support.

This is not the case if it is not a congenital or acquired foot injury requiring additional support. Shoes should have 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 the feet is a consequence of non-compliance with hygiene rules.

Most often, an unpleasant odor appears due to shoes (as a result of heat and fumes the smells of chemicals that processed footwear during production are amplified).

Membrane shoes are waterproof, which means that they do not “breathe”. Therefore, it will not be comfortable enough.

This is not true. In any weather (except very hot and humid) in such shoes you will feel comfortable. After all, membranes (which are either the thinnest film laminated on the upper layer of tissue, or special impregnation applied to the fabric in the process of production, in a hot way) are completely vapor-permeable.This property is ensured by their chemical structure in the form of a film with pores, whose size is several thousand times smaller than a drop of water, but larger than the H2O molecule. Due to this, with high water resistance (water droplets do not pass through the microperforations in the membranes), this material very well “breathes” without creating obstacles for the steam coming out.

After many years of wearing shoes on the heels, you can easily go to shoes with a low heel.

Unfortunately, this is not the case. If a woman is constantly forced to wear shoes at excessively high heels, the structure of her foot changes, the center of gravity shifts toward the fingers, some muscles develop much stronger than others. The result is that shoes with a lower heel become uncomfortable, and the rejection of “studs” is a rather difficult, and sometimes painful, affair.

Shoes with heels prevent a woman from driving a car.

This is not the case if it’s not about shoes or boots on a very high thin hairpin. In order not to feel discomfort behind the wheel, it’s best to come to driving classes in different shoes (sneakers, shoes, boots) in order to acquire the necessary skills.

In shoes with high heels, women’s feet seem longer.

This effect can be achieved in a different way. It should simply pick up shoes in the tone of the skin or give preference to light shoes with heels of medium height.

High heels remind a woman that she is a lady.

Perhaps this is the first hour and a half. And then such shoes will remind only of themselves – pain and discomfort.

Sitting shoes.

Best of all, trying on the pair you like, a little to stand or walk around, watching your feelings. In addition, it should be remembered that it is necessary to try on shoes on both legs, and to go shopping after 12 or in the afternoon (after all, the legs have the ability to expand slightly during the day – it’s better if this is taken into account when buying shoes).

Orthopedic shoes can not be beautiful.

No, orthopedic footwear does not differ from the usual in appearance. The difference is only in the use of an anatomical insole with the laying of a vault, a certain heel (whose height corresponds to the size of the foot). Another difference is regulated completeness. In addition, orthopedic insoles can be used in everyday or model shoes.

Orthopedic insoles are used only by people suffering from leg ailments.

To use orthopedic insoles, healthy people can also use it to, for example, fix the design flaws of the shoe (especially model shoes, acquired for reasons of aesthetics, not comfort), relieve some muscles and joints, and get rid of back pain.

The larger the size of the shoe worn by a man, the more sexy and the more men’s “pride”.

This is not true – neither shoes nor nose size are a sign of sexuality. According to the research, short-legged individuals of relatively low growth often have an impressive male dignity and astonishing passion.

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