Wearing comfortable footwear - especially when we are at the age of 60 and counting - makes a world of difference.
Comfortable shoes can not only motivate and benefit us to move around more, and be physically active, but this confidence also has a positive impact on our state of mind. Staying physically active keeps us in good health and emotionally optimistic.
As we age our body structure and physiology tends to naturally decline. Health conditions like diabetes and arthritis have an overall toll on our bodies, which can only get worse with less physical activity.
As our bone structure, muscles, tendons and ligaments weaken with age, we need to have the right kind of support and comfort, especially in our feet, to move around and carry out our daily activities.
Wearing the wrong footwear for seniors especially, can only worsen an existing foot condition by aggravating it further or instigate one due to the weakening of our physiology, or the presence of other health conditions. The wrong footwear not only has a negative impact on our feet, but also on our ankles, calves, knees and lower back.
We have put this article together on the most comfortable shoes for elderly to guide you with the features to look for in footwear that will meet your purpose and requirement, be it your everyday chores or a health condition.
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How to Find the Most Comfortable Elderly Shoes for You
Look for shoes that meet your purpose and requirement. Your purpose could be walking shoes, jogging shoes, house shoes, shower shoes, etc. Your requirement could be shoes which address balance problems, easy slip-on shoes, Velcro shoes for swollen feet, ankle support shoes, shoes to prevent falls, etc. Once you’ve shortlisted your purpose and requirement, which could be a combination of the above-mentioned activities along with the foot health condition, or exclusive of each other, you will know which range of shoes to close in on.
In our article above we have put together a list of some of the most fashionable and technically advanced shoes, with comfort as a priority for seniors, along with what features you should look for in selecting those pair of shoes which will provide you with the most comfort depending on your purpose and requirement.