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Shoe foot mismatches

Discussion in 'General Issues and Discussion Forum' started by NewsBot, May 27, 2011.

  1. NewsBot

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    Foot and Shoe Size Mismatch in Three Different New York City Populations
    Ran Schwarzkopf, Donato J. Perretta, Tara A. Russell, Steven C. Sheskier
    The Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery published online 27 May 2011.
  2. Boots n all

    Boots n all Well-Known Member

    "The aim of the present study was to determine the proportion of adults who are unaware of their own shoe size in 3 different New York City populations"

    That is almost laughable, how can they know their own shoe size when shoe size varies from manufacture to manufacture and style to style within the one manufactures range:pigs:

    And thats not to mention the changes in the foot, the variation in the diabetics in the group

    The fit is the job/ responsibility of the clinician
  3. RobinP

    RobinP Well-Known Member

    Anyone got the whole thing of this? Greatly appreciate if anyone could send me a version

    Studies about correct shoe size are, by and large, bo!!ocks in my opinion.

    Shoe/foot length is not the only thing that makes a shoe a good fit. What makes a shoe a good fit (in my experience)above all other factors is the long heel measure

    The long heel measure is the circumference from the instep measure(apex of the dorsum of the foot[approx]), round the back of the heel to the instep again.

    If a shoe accurately fits this measure, with some type of fastening, it will generally stay in place and not slip. The short heel, heel width and instep circumference are all factors but less important

    The biggest reason that I see with inappropriately sized footwear is(predominantly)ladies wearing slip on shoes. The shoes slip unless they are jammed on to the foot and they are subsequently wearing 2 sizes too small. Give them a shoe that is the correct width and depth for their feet, they mock you by making any one of these comments(or variations thereof)

    1. Gosh, I feel like Herman Munster
    2. I could go up the canal in these
    3. Nobody's going to mess with me with these on
    4. They are just like Bovver boots
    5. I'm swimming around inside of these(literally!)

    I congratulate them on not having heard that one before and enter into another explanation as to why they don't feel like the shoes that are "so comfotable" but ironically, the only ones they get pain when they are wearing.

    I need a holiday I think

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  5. supergpops

    supergpops Member

    So true and it makes my head hurt almost daily :bash:
  6. RobinP

    RobinP Well-Known Member

    I meant to add something that I read when someone posted about a day in the life of an opthalmic surgeon(?)

    I die a little bit more inside.

    Thanks for the empathy supergpops - I need it!


  7. dragon_v723

    dragon_v723 Active Member

    I dont think they dont know their shoes but rather they just like the styles so they dont care,at least from my experience with some of my younger patients
  8. Jonathan

    Jonathan Active Member

    Bollocks - I agreed Mr Perry

    Fit for purpose -
  9. Johnvic

    Johnvic Welcome New Poster

    Yes size does matter :D

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