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Healthy Footwear Guide

Good Fit is Essential

In our lifetime we will walk the equivalent of four times around the equator of the earth. To enjoy a healthy active lifestyle, taking good care of our feet is vitally important.

Footwear can have a significant effect on foot health and general well being so choosing good shoes and being aware of good fit is essential.
Good shoe fit is essential

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Feet are particularly vulnerable and the guide specifically seeks to identify everyday footwear with good fit potential that will provide a comfortable and secure environment for the feet.


Aims of the Guide

  1. Help people to recognise the key features of footwear that will most likely offer a healthy and comfortable fit
  2. Encourage companies to manufacture shoes with these key features
  3. Encourage companies to join the Healthy Footwear Guide and actively promote footwear with these key features
  4. Help people find shoe stores that can advise on the correct fit of this footwear
  5. Offer advice to people who cannot get to a shoe store on the key fitting properties to look for when trying Healthy Footwear Guide recommended footwear