Honestly, I’m sure I’m a podiatrists worst nightmare because I imagine wearing shoes that are too small couldn’t be great for foot health. On that note, I reached out to Benjamin Tehrani, DPM, of Kings Point Foot & Ankle in Los Angeles and creator of Nerve Assist to inquire about what happens to your feet when you wear the wrong size shoe on a daily basis. “I know for a fact that people with a history of corns and calluses on their feet admit to wearing ill-fitting shoes,” he said. “Shoes that don’t fit us properly can cause pressure points on the soles of our feet and this causes thickened painful skin lesions called calluses.” He also mentioned that tight-fitting shoes can press on the corners of your big toe, which can ultimately lead to ingrowing toenails. So yes, not wonderful. But I’m happy to report that the last pair of sneakers I bought are officially my “new” size, and they feel great and more comfortable. In essence, they’re not as tight, which is better overall.
If you’re interested in the app I used, try it here. I also thought it would be fun to showcase some of the shoes I’m personally loving out there right now. Keep scrolling for a smattering of shoe silhouettes that come in a variety of sizes.