Fitting into shoes
There was once a woman named Sarah who had always struggled to find shoes that fit her feet. She had big, wide feet and it seemed like no matter where she went, the only shoes available in her size were either too narrow or too clunky. Sarah was determined to find shoes that were both comfortable and stylish, so she decided to try on a pair of heels that were a half size too small. They were the perfect shade of red and had a sleek, pointed toe, and Sarah couldn't resist the temptation to buy them.
Despite the discomfort she felt when she first tried them on, Sarah convinced herself that the shoes would stretch out and fit better over time. She wore them everywhere, even though her toes were constantly cramped and her heels ached. Eventually, Sarah began to experience more serious problems with her feet. She developed bunions on her big toes and corn on her heels, and she even had a few crossover toes.
Sarah realized that her tight shoes were the cause of her foot problems and she made the decision to stop wearing them. She started shopping at stores that carried wider sizes and eventually found a pair of comfortable, stylish flats that fit her perfectly. Sarah learned her lesson and vowed to never sacrifice the health and comfort of her feet for the sake of fashion again.
The Pain of Tight Shoes
At Trèsolz, we understand the struggle of choosing between style and comfort when it comes to shoes. That's why we offer shoes that don't make you choose between the two. If you continue to wear shoes that are too small and tight, there are several medical issues that could arise, such as bunions, corns, hammer toes, and crossover toes.
Bunions are bony bumps that occur on the base of the big toe when the bones in the foot are moved out of place due to prolonged pressure. This is often caused by wearing shoes that are too small, and can be treated with wider shoes, toe spacers, taping, and ice.
Corns are calluses that develop when tight shoes cause friction and constant pressure on the skin, leading to hardened layers of skin. To relieve pain from corns, use foam pads and wear shoes that fit properly. To get rid of corns, soak your feet in warm, soapy water and use a pumice stone, nail file, or emery board to rub the corn or callus.
Hammer toes occur when the toe is bent at the middle joint and resembles a hammer. This is often caused by shoes that don't fit properly and can be treated with stretching and strengthening exercises, splints or tape, or surgery in severe cases. To prevent hammer toes, wear shoes that fit properly.
Crossover toes occur when a toe becomes buckled, contracted, or crooked and crosses over another toe. To fix crossover toes, use tape or toe separators to keep the toes apart, apply ice to reduce swelling, and wear padding, inserts, or splints to help realign the toe. To prevent crossover toes, wear shoes that fit properly.
At Trèsolz, we offer a selection of wide shoes specifically designed for the comfort of women with bigger and wider feet, so you don't have to worry about these foot problems. Shop with us to find shoes that are both stylish and comfortable.