Dr. Oz Suggests “How to Find the Best Shoe for You”


Footprint with Flat feet

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Have any of you seen Dr. Oz’s segment titled “How to Find the Best Shoe for You” ? He does a great job of explaining differences in foot types: high arch, normal foot, flat foot. He also goes on to explain how each of these foot types require different features in shoes, how these differing foot types can cause foot problems later in life, and when these foot types with their associated problems may require a podiatrist (like me) to evaluate and treat one of these problems, possibly with orthotics. He does a pretty good job of explaining the basics regarding what orthotics are and why some of these foot types would require orthotics. He then goes on to evaluate some running shoes to see if they are right for your foot type.

Dr. Oz and a member of the audience give a little demonstration on walking barefoot with wet feet to evaluate their footprints to see what type of arch they have. He also gives a demonstration of running in the Vibram Five Fingers and explaining why the barefoot runners run the way they do.

For such a short little video segment, he did a great job of explaining the basics and getting people thinking of their feet and their shoes. Two thumbs up, Dr. Oz! :)

Dedicated to your foot health and to your shoes,

Dr. Michele, The Shoe Expert

“All Shoes, All the Time!”

 

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9 Responses to “Dr. Oz Suggests “How to Find the Best Shoe for You””

  1. its usefule for me,thanks for your sharing

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  3. [...] the classic UGGs),Foldable Ballet Flats, Platform Pumps, Stilettos, Minimalist Shoes (such as the Vibram Five Fingers and the yoga toe shoes), and the dreaded Rocker Bottom Athletic Shoes (yes, we all know about these [...]

  4. Reblogged this on The Shoe Expert's Blog and commented:

    Dr. Oz is always a favorite topic for my blog!

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