Category: Footwear

The Pros and Cons of Wearing Flip-Flops

It’s hard to imagine a summer without flip-flops. But the truth is if you don’t choose them carefully and limit your time wearing them, your feet and ankles can suffer. Board-certified podiatrist Kenneth R. Wilhelm, DPM of Clifton Foot & Ankle Center invites you to take a look at these pros and cons: Pros Flip-flops […]

Tips for Buying Shoes Your Feet Will Love

With the change of seasons (Welcome, spring!), you may be thinking about buying some new shoes. Start by assessing what’s currently in your closet. At Clifton Foot & Ankle Center in Fairfax County, Virginia, we encourage our patients to examine their shoes on a regular basis for two essential reasons: It’s a safety issue. Worn […]

Holiday Shopping Made Easy on Your Feet

You’ve got a lot on your to-do list when it comes to planning for the holidays: food for the party? Check. Greeting cards purchased? Check. Affordable gifts for all the siblings, children, and in-laws? Check. And unless you’re doing all your shopping online, you’re going to be doing a lot of running around from place […]

Got Neuropathy? Choose the Right Footwear

Peripheral neuropathy is a condition that many diabetics will suffer at some point during the course of their disease. Even if you’re doing an excellent job of maintaining proper blood glucose levels, the unfortunate truth is that neuropathy is most likely going to catch up with you. The longer you’ve had diabetes, the greater your […]

A Look at High-Tech Shoes

Newly developed technologies are changing the capabilities of sneakers and athletic shoes. Sneakers these days are not only more comfortable, but they’re better engineered to fit specific needs. There’s also smart shoe technology capable of measuring your workouts, your body’s heart rate and much more from inside your shoe. In a few more years, it […]

The Death of Your Shoes: Part 2

In Part 1 we discussed when to keep or throw out sneakers and heels. Part 2 will address when to chuck your sandals, dress shoes, and boots. Sandals/Flip-Flops Out of all shoes, sandals and flip-flops are the flimsiest and have the shortest shelf life. They usually last one summer season (that’s about 3-4 months) and […]

The Death of Your Shoes: Part 1

We all have our favorite shoes and no one ever wants to admit that it’s time to let them go. What are some objective guidelines to follow when cleaning out your shoe closet? How do we know if our sneakers are still good to do their job? Are those heels that have been sitting in […]

How to Shop for Wide Feet

I’m sure you’ve heard of dressing for your figure when it comes to clothes, but dressing to maximize comfort on your feet is just as (or maybe even more) important! Everybody has a different foot shape and how something looks is nowhere near as important as how it feels. Luckily, we live in a world […]

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