Secrets for choosing jandals that look and feel great- especially if you are going away to the Isalnds for the holidays or heading to the Northern Hemisphere.

Let’s face it – jandals are mainstream, and not just because they’re stylish, easy-to-wear and cooler when the weather warms. For many of us, jandals are the equivalent of comfort-food for the sole. Slip into those comfy, light, lovely shoes.

Yet if you’re prone to foot problems or concerned with overall foot health, you may shy away from one of summer’s great joys, believing jandals  aren’t good for your feet.

Non-supportive jandals cause a common foot injury known as plantar fasciitis, an inflammation of the tissue along the bottom of the foot and the heel. Jandals leave feet prone to common muscle overuse injuries, which can be easily prevented with the right footwear.

The good news is, you can wear jandals-even if you never thought you could. It is possible to find stylish, good-looking varieties that feel great and are healthful for your feet. Here are some tips:

* Look for shoes that promotes good foot health. Footwear like the Vasyli Jandal.

* Choose a jandal that bends only at the ball of the foot. You shouldn’t be able to bend your jandal in half. Footwear

* Look for a jandal made of high-quality, soft leather for the thong and a sturdy, comfortable, supportive base.

* Choose jandals in the correct size so your toes or heels don’t hang off the edge of the sole.

* Replace last year’s worn jandals if they show signs of wear. Cracked or frayed shoes may cause foot irritation and provide inadequate support.

* Wear your supportive jandals and stylish, comfortable sandals at the pool, beach or for a fun evening dining al fresco. Save them for another time if you’re planning on doing yard work, playing sports or will be walking for a long time. Athletic shoes or supportive sandals make better choices for those occasions.

To maintain your foot health, visit The Podiatrist: www.thepodiatrist.co.nz

 

 

 

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About Your feet and podiatry with Caron Orelowitz | Registered Podiatrist - Auckland

Caron Orelowitz was born in Johannesburg and emigrated to New Zealand in 1997. She studied Podiatry at The Witwatersrand Technikon and was in private practice in South Africa for a few years, before setting off to ‘the other side of the world’. Auckland Podiatry. Since 1998 she has been helping people of all ages who have problems with their feet, from the elderly, to sports people, and those who just want some TLC for the feet. At present she has 5 practices (with a satellite Diabetes Practice out West Auckland), owns a children’s shoe shop (Scooters in Remuera), and tries to fit in some exercise when time permits. Caron is an active member of Podiatry New Zealand (NZ), and holds the position of Treasurer for the Auckland Branch, as well as representing the Northern Region on the Executive Council. She is registered under HPCAA (Health Practitioner Competency Assurance Act), and is often seen attending (and organizing) Seminars and workshops. Caron has a special interest in Paediatrics and can often be seen on the floor showing children some exercises. ACC registered Discounts for Super Gold Card Holders, members of Grey Power and Green Prescription participants. www.thepodiatrist.co.nz www.yourfeet.co.nz

Posted on June 23, 2012, in Contact a Podiatrist, Your feet and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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