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Lacing right to fight foot pain

September 1, 2017

Do your gym shoes hurt your feet? Before you call the podiatrist, try the simple trick of adjusting your laces.

The average pair of human feet travels some 75,000 miles by the time they turn 50, according to the American Podiatric Medical Association. So, it's no wonder many women experience some foot pain from time to time.

If you're one of them, you might want to try a simple solution that may bring relief — adjusting your shoelaces, especially on your athletic shoes. Today's mass-produced shoes often don't accommodate the quirks of individual feet, which may be wide or narrow or have arches that are high or low. Retying your shoes can make adjustments for those differences, and in some cases, ease your pain.

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