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  • How we assess shoes

    Assessing Shoes for Foot Health

    At Functional-Footwear.com, we are committed to helping you find footwear that not only looks good but also promotes proper foot function and overall foot health. Our assessment process ensures that the shoes we recommend meet the highest standards of comfort and functionality. Here's how we assess shoes:

    1. The Shape Test:
      We evaluate the shape of the shoe to determine if it promotes proper foot function. Does it resemble the natural shape of the human foot? We believe that shoes should be foot-shaped to provide optimal comfort and support.

    2. Width Categories:
      We categorize shoes into three width categories: slim, medium, and wide. This classification helps you quickly identify which shoes are suitable for your foot width, ensuring a snug and comfortable fit.

    3. Flatness Assessment:
      We assess the flatness of shoes to determine if they provide adequate ground contact and stability. Flat-soled shoes can contribute to better posture and natural foot movement.

    4. Room Inside the Shoes:
      We consider the space provided inside the shoes when worn. Shoes should offer enough room for your toes to wiggle and flex comfortably. Proper roominess prevents crowding and potential discomfort.

    5. Footbed Test:
      We test the shoe's footbed to ensure that your feet fit comfortably within the space provided. The footbed should match the contours of your feet for optimal support and alignment.

    Please note that our assessments focus solely on functional aspects, and we do not consider aesthetic factors, as they are subjective and personal preferences vary.

    By following our assessment criteria, we aim to provide you with valuable insights into the functionality of footwear, helping you make informed choices for your foot health. If you have any specific questions or need personalized recommendations, please don't hesitate to reach out to our team. Your foot health is our priority.