As we self-isolate to keep ourselves and others safe and healthy, remember that your foot health is also important. If you experience any foot discomfort while at home, try to wear a more supportive shoe or sandal to help give your arches some love.
Pull out those summer sandals and check them – do they have any arch support? Do they still fit? Are they in good condition? Check for wear patterns on the bottom sole, cracks or disintegration of the cork or EVA. Each of these elements are vital to inspect because they can affect your feet and how they feel.
If your sandals pass, dust off the dirt and disinfect the soles and wear them as your indoor shoe.
Below are pictures of my favourite brands which fit great, offer arch support, and are durable. If you require or prefer a sandal which is waterproof and can be washed, look for Birkis or Vionic sandals.
If you can't be without your custom orthotics, there are also brands that are orthotic friendly, which means the footbed of the sandal can be removed and replaced with your custom orthotics. These include Finn Comfort, Cambrian, Naot, and Wolky.
I hope your feet stay happy while we are at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. Check out my blog on my website for more information about foot health or exercises you can do at home.