Our feet will hopefully last us a lifetime but how we look after our health and our feet can make a big difference to the quality of our life.  The College of Podiatry advise us that, ‘keeping your feet healthy is only part of preventing foot problems; it is also essential that you wear correct fitting shoes.’

Partridge Interiors Ltd were called to provide joinery services for the shop fitout at the award-winning ShoeMed who provide shoes for comfort, fit and style, and a personalised shoe fitting service in Stratford-Upon-Avon. Bespoke wall units were made to display their wide range of footwear, speciality socks and accessories. To complete the look a matching service desk was designed and built to house the till, foot care advice leaflets and sundries.

Wearing the correct footwear can prevent foot problems and alleviate existing ones. Common problems include; corns and calluses, blisters, bunions, plantar fasciitis and Morton’s neuroma. A study looking at footwear characteristics and foot problems in older people highlighted the need for a footwear assessment in the management of foot problems when they found that incorrectly fitting footwear was strongly associated with foot pain and forefoot pathology. Diabetes UK advises us that most amputations in people with diabetes can be prevented and gives 10 simple steps on how to look after your feet including making sure footwear fits. The trained staff at ShoeMed understand that painful feet can affect the rest of the body and help people with hard to fit feet, or people who just want excellent quality and comfortable shoes, find the right shoe for them.

                  

Claire Partridge

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