Harvard Women's Health Watch

The right shoes: The key to better health

Your mobility and independence begin with your feet. Finding footwear that fits can keep you moving.

What fashion magazines consider to be the "right" shoes can be absolutely wrong for our feet. Soaring heels, pointy toes, and support-less sandals are brutal on ankles and toes. Wearing them day after day can inflict permanent damage on our feet. And if our feet hurt, we're less mobile and less inclined to exercise.

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