Updated: Jul 13, 2019
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Listen, I'm all for comfortable footwear but I hate Crocs. I've never worn them, however the look of them reminds me of the old jelly sandals of the 80's that inevitably gave me the worst blisters but I powered through just to fit in. And honestly, who's foot looks attractive in this?😜
I saw a funny post on Twitter that Crocs have a "sport mode", stop just stop. You know the little strap on the back? You simply pull it up further on your heel and GAME ON!
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In the grand scheme of things their looks really aren't the worst thing about them, podiatrist are running mad (ha ha pun right there) with the abundance of foot pain in their clients. https://www.huffpost.com/entry/are-crocs-bad-for-you_n_574de531e4b02912b241081f So, why even bring this up on a health and wellness blog?
One, I am here to help you...these Crocs do nothing to show off what a BA you are.😘
Two, quality shoes truly make a difference in your everyday life and different shoes for different activities. Here's some quick pointers below and how to alleviate a common foot related pain.
1. Choose a shoe specific to weight lifting. If you're a recreational gym goer hitting the weights, opt for a smaller heel to ensure you are on level ground like Converse. This allows your body to find midline without falling forward and causing pressure on knees and pain in calves.
2. Choose a specific shoe for running. If you're not into the trend of barefoot running, finding a shoe that supports the arch and toes is key. Find an expert in your area and have them perform a gait test and recommend the best shoe for you. 3. Ditch the heels. Yes, they make your legs look sexy and a mile long but in the long run can cause toe, ankle, hip, and back pain. Opt for something classy with a thicker, shorter heel if you need something more business friendly.
Pain in your heel? Tight calves? Every night before bed and immediately in the morning, stretch and mash things out. Women's calves are very tight due to the muscles trying to do the work the glutes should be doing. Grab a foam roller and roll out those muscles, yes this hurts. When you find a pain point, sit on it a bit and mash through the pain. Follow up with some peroneal stretches, this should make a huge difference for you!