You’d be surprised at the number of people who purchase shoes based on how they look rather than how they feel.
The truth is, both are important. You need shoes that allow you to walk for hours without getting sore feet. But you also want them to look good.
While the team at UIN places a major emphasis on the aesthetic design of our shoes, in this post, we’ll focus more on the functional side of footwear and share three of the top reasons you should always buy comfortable shoes. Let’s get started!
1. Helps You Stay Active For Longer
First off, if your shoes aren’t comfortable, there’s a slim chance you’re going to want to stay on your feet for more than an hour or two.
This can be a pesky problem if you’re the type of person who likes to stay active or travel. Whether you’re walking in the grocery store, along the beach, or up the steep side of a mountain, the last thing you want to worry about is getting sore feet.
In order to prevent this, it’s important to look for shoes specifically designed using lightweight, flexible materials.
For example, most of UIN’s collection of footwear is manufactured using an ethylene-vinyl acetate sole which produces rubber-like flexibility and softness while also promoting a comfortable fit that complements the natural movement of your feet.
Materials such as this help to prevent pinching and chafing. Now you can walk all-day without worrying about how your feet will feel in a couple of hours!
2. Promotes Good Posture
Did you know that the shoes you wear can affect your posture?
It’s true! Shoes that don’t provide proper arch support can cause you to stand flat-footed. This can reduce the stability in your legs, minimizing their ability to absorb shock. It can even increase your chances of rolling an ankle.
To understand the potential negative effects of poor-fitting shoes, think of your body as interconnected links on a chain. When you start feeling pain in one area, muscles in other areas of your body start to compensate.
For instance, let’s say your left foot starts to get sore because your shoe on that side isn’t providing enough arch support.
What do you do? Shift your weight to your right side, of course!
However, this is only a temporary fix. If you continually have your weight centered over your right side, your hips tilt. Then, because your hips tilt, your spine leans slightly to one side. If your spine leans to one side, your neck will adjust to keep your eyes level.
While this might not be a big deal in the short term, over time it can lead to serious neck and back issues.
That’s why it’s so important to choose supportive footwear that helps you maintain proper posture.
3. Prevents Blisters and Sores
One of the most common problems people have with their shoes is they start to develop blisters or sores. There are a couple of reasons this happens.
First, it’s possible that your shoes don’t fit properly. This is especially common for people with wide feet. If this is the case for you, it’s a good idea to invest in a pair of shoes with a spacious interior. For example, UIN shoes have a loose-toe design to prevent pinching and blisters.
The second reason you might be getting blisters or sores is because of the material used to make the shoe. If the shoe wasn’t designed using flexible, elastic material, there will be no give.
This means the shoe won’t bend with the movement of your foot and it will rub uncomfortably against your skin.
Always look for shoes that aren’t too stiff and mimic the natural movement of your feet.
Looking for Comfortable Shoes That Look Great Too?
Our shoes are created using an ethylene-vinyl acetate sole to produce rubber-like flexibility and softness. But that’s not the main reason people are attracted to UIN’s men, women, and children’s shoes.
We have several different styles to choose from and more designs than almost any other footwear brand.