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All The Tools You Need To Find The Right Shoe For Your Foot

  • Do you wonder if you wearing the right shoe?
  • Do you want more guidance without just "googling" your condition to find the appropriate shoe?
  • Do you want a resource to show to your doctor prior to your appointment?

If so you will find this shoe buying guide helpful as well as some of the other information on this page. 

 


Caution: Do This Before Buying Your Shoes - Shoe Liner Test

The Shoe Liner Test is the best way to see if you have the right length, width, and size. (See Example)

It seems simple but is powerful so don't skip this one. Instructions below:

  1. Take the shoe liner out of your shoe. Yes, do it now, please! The shoe liner is inside the shoe that usually has the brand name of the shoe on it.
  2. There should be a thumb's length in front of the longest toe (not always the big toe) and all your foot should fit within the sock liner.
  3. If this is not the case you can develop foot pain, callusing, toenail problems, or other issues. 

    FYI - Most people are in shoes too narrow. Look in the section on "Anatomic" shoes in the Shoe Buying Guide to learn more. 

Local Shoe Stores

Running and Athletic Shoe Stores
Sneakerama - Worcester, Massachusetts
Marathon Sports - Shrewsbury, Massachusetts


Dress Shoe, Difficult to Fit Foot Type
Evans on the Common - Townsend, Massachusetts
The Forgotten Foot - Framingham, Massachusetts
Richelson's Feet First - Plymouth, New Hampshire

Work Boots
Red Wing - Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
Matt's Shoes - Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
Hitchcock Shoes - Hingham, Massachusetts

Hiking Boots
Limmer - Custom Hiking Boots - Intervale, New Hampshire

Shoe Repair - Stretching - Lifts
Carbonneau’s Shoe Repair - Worcester, Massachusetts
Cobbler Shop West - Natick, Massachusetts

Best Non-Custom Shoe Insert

Walk Hero Insert - Best over the counter insert with solid arch for the price

Best Recovery Sandal

Oofos - Has great arch to reduce load to painful foot regions

 

 

 
Download - Internet Shoe Buying Guide

SHOE BUYING TIPS - GENERAL OVERVIEW

 

WHAT ARE THE BEST SHOES FOR MY KIDS?

 

WHAT ARE THE BEST SHOES FOR DIABETICS?

 

INTERVIEW ABOUT LEMS SHOES WITH STEVE PERNA?

 

INTERVIEW ABOUT NATURAL MOVEMENT WITH GOLDEN HARPER OF ALTRA SHOES?

WALKING TIPS AND TRICKS WITH DR PELTO

CORRECT TOES AND NATURAL FOOTWEAR INTERVIEW WITH DR RAY McCLANAHAN

Download - Internet Shoe Buying Guide

Got A Question?

Simply fill out the form below to have Dr. Pelto answer your question on his YouTube series "Ask Dr. Pelto"

Click play to see some most recent answered questions. 

                

This is not considered medical treatment and does not replace medical care for your health condition.