What is the alternative to health shoes?As you probably know, there are a lot of models and types of shoes you have to choose between. As with the health shoe, you should make sure that they fit well and are comfortable.
We do NOT recommend that you should only walk around in health shoes! Our recommendation is that you find a balance by having different shoes, and alternate again and again.
On the one hand, this prevents your shoe from always pressing in the same place, and on the other hand, you can do something for your health with health shoes, but you don't have to give up your favorite shoes.
Here we show you a short summary of the advantages and disadvantages of health shoes.
– Especially suitable for people who stand and walk a lot in everyday life or at work – Support the foot – Are wide and comfortable – Cushion your steps
– The effect is preventive and damage to the musculoskeletal system can not be remedied by wearing – More expensive than“ – normal” – shoes
This video shows you the consequences that can be caused by inappropriate or ill-fitting shoes. Here are not only health shoes described, but generally described, on which you must pay attention with shoes. What are the differences between health shoes. Other possible footwear?Health shoes vs. Therapeutic shoes
Health shoes are available in various fashionable designs for the average woman/man. From this we must distinguish the therapeutic shoes for men and women.
Therapy shoes, in contrast to health shoes, are specifically designed for people who suffer from severe foot deformities. These include hammertoes and hallux vagus, as well as people suffering from diabetes or osteoarthritis.
Therapy shoes are also used after accidents or foot surgery as footwear for treatment.
Health shoes vs. Fitness shoes
Fitness shoes belong to the category of athletic shoes and are mainly intended for strength training, workouts and in the gym. Basically, fitness shoes thus have flat soles or cushioning air pads, as good ground contact is important.
On the other hand, health shoes are orthopedic shoes that you can use for everyday life. With their ergonomically shaped insoles and cushioned soles, they ensure that your feet maintain a healthy posture when standing and walking. Decision: What types of health shoes are there. Which are the right ones for you?Health shoes a special form of footwear. In addition to the well-known Birkenstock sandals, there are various slippers, work shoes and mules which offer health-promoting usability in everyday life due to their special features.
Here we distinguish between active health shoes and "passive" health shoes, which we will introduce to you.
What distinguishes active health shoes and what are their advantages and disadvantages??
Active health shoes challenge your entire body, as the sole is usually semicircular. This gives you an unstable stance, where tendons, joints and muscles have to compensate for it. This will train your back, hips, many muscle groups and your knees.
Active health shoes work your muscles, improve your posture and train joints and tendons through movement. However, you must keep in mind that these shoes are not suitable for people who have discomfort or chronic diseases due to the unstable stand!
– Challenge the entire body – muscles, hips, knees and back are exercised
– Not suitable for people with medical conditions or chronic pain – your body needs to get used to the new shoes
Tip: If you decide on an active shoe, you should hold back the load time at the beginning, because your body must first get used to the changed posture. Then you can gradually increase the wearing time.
What are the characteristics of passive health shoes and what are their advantages and disadvantages??
Passive shoes support the arch of the foot and can compensate for any misalignments, thus promoting good posture. But the right model is important!
Orthopedists usually ie a prescription for these shoes, which can be specially made for you. If you do not have this, you should know whether you suffer from flat, splay or bent feet. Because for these problems there are special shoes that can allow you to walk comfortably.
– Suitable for people with complaints or chronic pain – your body does not have to get used to the new shoes
– Do not challenge the whole body, so muscles, hips, knees and back are not exercised
Buying criteria: You can compare and evaluate health shoes based on these factors
In order to do something good for your health, you need to pay attention to a few things when you buy them. The criteria you can use to compare health shoes include:
In the following sections, we will explain to you what is important in the individual aspects.
Just as with the purchase of "normal" shoes, the most important criterion is that they fit properly. Shoes that are too small or too big will not help your health.
When buying, make sure that there is about 2 to 8 mm of space between the tip of your toe and the toe of the shoe.
Over the course of the day, your feet will get a little bigger! Therefore, we recommend that you try on your new shoes in the afternoon or in the evening. This way you avoid a shoe that is unexpectedly too small.
With this video we show you how to buy the right shoe size for your child:
The next important criterion is the wearing comfort. The ergonomic design in the sole area should fit comfortably to the sole of your foot. In addition, your foot must not feel squeezed.
If you have a deformity on the sole of your foot, make sure that the insole does not pinch your toes, ball of the foot or heel.
We recommend that you walk a few steps to get a good feel for them. In this way you can check whether you have a stable hold and the shoe does not pinch anywhere.
Workmanship and material
In the meantime, you may come across shoes that not only copy original shoes, but also use lower quality materials. Supposedly recommendable health shoes for 15 Euro should possibly make you hesitate.
That's why we recommend you to invest in a high quality shoe, which can really improve your health. It is also an important factor that your shoes are air-permeable and breathable, because especially in summer your feet sweat a lot.
Pay attention to the workmanship of the materials and seals of quality from reputable institutions can be a good indication of quality health shoes.
Trivia: Interesting facts about health shoes
How to use health shoes?
You can use passive health shoes just like normal shoes. With active health shoes you have to be careful that you wear them for a short time at the beginning and gradually longer, because your body has to adapt to the change. In 4.1 What distinguishes active health shoes and what are their advantages and disadvantages? we describe active shoes in more detail.
Basically, we recommend that you do not always wear only one shoe, but bring some variety for your feet
What kind of insoles can I take for health shoes?
Health shoes have an ergonomic sole, which should support your foot well. Important here is as in 5 purchase criteria: Based on these factors you can compare and evaluate health shoes described that the shoes must fit well.