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Choosing Shoes

What questions should you ask yourself when choosing shoes ?

  • What do you want to use the shoes for ?Choosing Shoes
  • How long will you be wearing them ?
  • Where will you be wearing them ?
  • How far will you be walking in them ?

If you are planning to go for a long walk or even if you are just a shopping trip (you would be surprised how far you walk looking for that perfect pair of shoes!) then you need to go for an ideal shoe which has the following features.

The Ideal Shoe...should have:

  • A Firm heel counter (to help control the foot)
  • Laces, velcro or  buckles to secure the foot in the shoe (so your foot does not slip forward)
  • A Deep and wide toe box (you should be able to wiggle your toes)
  • A bend only at the big toe joint (assist "toe off" action)
  • Not too much sideways twist (to help maintain foot stability)
  • A low stable heel (to help maintain stability and prevent falls)
  • A shock absorbing, non slip sole (to help prevent falls)
  • Natural materials, including the lining (to help maintain breathability)
  • A removable insole (incase you need to have a custom made insole prescribed by your Podiatrist) 

Shoe Selection Tips

Try shoes on in the afternoon when your feet may be larger so you don't purchase shoes that are too small for you.

If you want your feet to breathe then watch out for "water proofed" shoes, shoes that are made from reconstituted leather or those that are lined in a man made material.

If you are unsure if you have the right shoes or think they may be causing your foot problem then make an appointment with one of our Podiatrists




Are you after a river change? Mildura is an inland city in Northern Victoria with a population of over 60,000 people on the great Murray River, border of Victoria and New South Wales. Irymple Foot Clinic is looking for a fully qualified Podiatrist to start in January 2018 for 2-3 days per week to join a dynamic team of Podiatrists and Podiatry Assistants. We use Front-Desk practice management system and have accommodation available if required for successful applicant. New graduates welcome to apply.
All areas of podiatry are covered, including:
• General foot and nail care
• Diabetic Foot Care Assessments
• Diagnosis and treatment of lower limb complications /Biomechanical Assessments
• Orthotic Prescription
• Paediatric Assessments
• Footwear Assessments
• Nail Surgery
• High Risk Foot / Wound Care
Podiatrists with all levels of experience are welcome to apply. Previous experience in private practice and the ability to work independently is highly advantageous. Dry Needling / Acupuncture for Podiatrists training would also be helpful. The successful applicant will need to have:
• Full registration with AHPRA
• Honesty, Integrity and a great Work Ethic
• Ability to work independently and as part of a close team
• Great communication and computer skills
• Empathy and Cultural Awareness
For all enquiries, please: Contact: Tracey Meyer Phone: 0458176823; 0350246333 or Email:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Closing date is 23rd Nov 2017.