Let’s be honest, who doesn’t love buying new shoes? We all enjoy adding to our collection and wouldn’t it be a dream come true to have a separate closet simply to hold our mega shoe addiction.
Well, happily, next time someone tells you off for buying too many shoes, you can tell them there’s an actual medical basis for it!
You’ve probably heard it in the context of working out and exercising—it’s really important for your health to mix up your routine occasionally. Otherwise you are just using the same muscles every day—and as well as getting bored and losing momentum eventually, your muscles will stop being challenged.
Well, as well as your workout regime, the same is true for your shoes! Doctors say that swapping up your shoes every couple of days helps keep your foot muscles and bones strong, such as the curve of your arch, your Achilles’ tendons, or your metatarsal bones.
Wearing the same shoes every day can slowly cause your foot muscles to weaken and put you at risk of injury or pain when you do eventually switch to a new pair. It’s much better to keep your feet guessing by switching up your shoes every day or so.
So, what are you waiting for? Get out and get shoe shopping!