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and Surrounding Suburbs

Board Certified in Foot and
Reconstructive Rearfoot/Ankle Surgery

Finding A Great Summer Shoe

It’s great catching rays and being active when the weather is nicer. Summer is just around the corner and we looked into the best shoes to wear to avoid having foot and ankle discomfort. However, if you are in pain, visit your foot doctor near Bronzeville. They can help figure out what’s wrong before summer arrives and get you active again, pain-free. Let’s take a look at some shoe specifications to look at when shopping for new footwear this summer.


Any shoe you decide to wear needs to have a thick, rigid, and non-flexible sole. If you have painful joints, flexible soles could make that harder on your ankles and feet. When you have less motion, you are more likely to stay away from pain, inflammation, and joint damage. When you wear a shoe with a sturdy sole, it could stop the progression of things like:

  • Bunions
  • Hammertoes
  • Stress fractures
  • Osteoarthritis

Toe Space

Nothing is more uncomfortable than having no room in your shoes. If your big toe (or any others) are bumping the front constantly, you are going to be in significant pain. Find shoes with a wide and soft toe box to put less pressure on toes. Did you know that giving your toes more space in shoes can prevent ingrown toenails and corns?

Do you have pain in your feet or ankles right now? Our foot doctor near Bronzeville can help! Make an appointment today to discuss potential new footwear and find out what shoe brands our doctors recommend.


Mitchell Foot & Ankle

1338 E 47th St.
Chicago, IL 60653

Fax: 773-433-8108

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