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  • The right shoe can help keep your feet healthy and your body safe from injury.
  • Shoes should cushion and support your feet, feel comfortable and fit well.
  • Shop for shoes when your feet are at their largest – at the end of the day or after exercise.
  • Get your feet measured every time you buy shoes – it is common for one foot to be larger than the other, and your foot size and shape can change as you age.
  • If you play a sport, choose a shoe designed for that sport.
  • Talk with a healthcare professional (such as a podiatrist or physiotherapist) about any problems with your feet or footwear.

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Reviewed on: 15-09-2017