Correct Footwear

  • Flat, broad shoes are best for your feet and back.
  • Shoes should have a support across the front of the ankle to help hold the shoe on.
  • Court shoes and high heels (especially narrow heels) should be avoided, as these are less stable are require your muscles to work much harder. High heels will also change the position of your spine to balance your centre of gravity.
  • Shoes should have a soft sole for cushioning.


Take a piece of paper and draw the outline of your foot on it (whilst standing). Now take your favourite pair of shoes and draw the outline of them over your foot outline. Is your foot bigger than your shoe? If so, your footwear is not good for your feet or your back.