How many of you are extra careful while buying a pair of footwear for yourself? Not many, I would say. Choosing a footwear best-suited to your body type is the most underrated aspect of buying footwear. A footwear can make or break your look, agreed, but what if they have been causing harm to your body each time you wear them?
Going out and buying a pair of footwear based simply on how they look on you is a huge mistake. There is more to it than meets the eye! Here are 5 reasons why choosing just the right footwear for yourself is very important. A good footwear:
- Prevents back problems
Now, footwear can be compared to the foundation of a building. If the foundation is not strong, it will not be able to support the building for long. So, wearing an uncomfortable footwear on a daily basis may be slowly hurting your back.
A good footwear is one that keeps the back in proper alignment. If your back is not aligned, it may result in back problems over time. The point at which your feet touches the ground puts pressure on your leg which then transfers to your back. Right footwear will help in keeping off this impact.
- Reduces impact on knee joints
Good footwear provide cushion, and minimise impact on the joints. It is not hard to understand that running in some footwear other than sport shoes will put a lot of pressure on the joints. Hike in a normal footwear some day and you are sure to experience a bad joint-ache the next day.
- Provide cushion against injuries
It’s very crucial to wear the right type of footwear for outdoor activities. Imagine hiking in sneakers or cycling in a pair of flip-flops. Sounds ridiculous right? Well, yes, it is not so good an idea.
Wearing an appropriate footwear, like tactical boots on a hike or sport shoes while cycling, not only enhances the experience of the activity but also provides a cushion against injuries. You are more susceptible to hard landings or falls during outdoor activities and extreme sports which is exactly why you should choose a footwear best suited to the activity. Sports trainers have in-built shock absorbers in their shoes so as to cushion the impact.
- Enhances performance
This holds true for athletes and sport enthusiasts. Footwear brands work very hard to introduce sport-specific footwear which can have a fair share of buyers. Specific footwear are designed for specific sports. Soccer shoes are designed for football, and have studs to prevent the players from slipping on the ground. Basketball shoes are designed to cushion players against heavy impact from landing, and the good ankle support allows them to take quick turns.
Ask an athlete and he will tell you that wearing the right footwear while playing a sport is something that cannot be overlooked.
- Lowers stress
Okay, you may think this point is not relevant to the topic, but think about it again. Unable to? I will help you. Suppose you miss a bus and decide to walk to your workplace or till the next bus stop. You are behind schedule and you happen to wear uncomfortable footwear on that day. Can you imagine the stress you will be in? One, you are late, two, you are in discomfort. You may just want to give up in the middle of the street and say this is not going to happen with these footwear.
So, guys, would you still overlook the importance of choosing the right footwear for yourself? Well, I believe I have given you enough reasons to not to. Happy foot-wearing!