However, people rarely think about when is the right time to replace the other shoes that you wear on a daily basis like boots, heels, flats and dress shoes. Every step you take adds up to about 2 miles a day on average. Your daily regular shoes need to be replaced based on wear and even the amount of time that you have owned them.
Even just sitting in your closet, the fabric of a pair of shoes deteriorates. The best way to make sure you are taking care of your feet and not wearing shoes that can cause injury is to take a look at the soles and insoles of the shoe.
What to look for:
- If you place a shoe on the ground, it should lay flat and not have any visible wobble.
- The heel of a shoe should not be visibly worn or damaged. This could cause instability and injury.
- The same advice goes for the sole of the shoe: If there is visible wear on the bottom of the shoe, it needs to be replaced.
- Another thing to ensure your foot health is to replace shoes with extreme odor. This odor is a sign of bacterial and fungal growth in the shoe.