Wear Patterns

Examining old shoes before buying new ones can help you evaluate your wear patterns and buy new shoes with a better fit and style that compensates for the stresses you place on shoes.

What are your shoes trying to tell you? Here is a translation of basic wear patterns:

  • A bulge and wear to the side of the big toe means too-narrow fit or you have a bunion.
  • Outer sole wear means you turn your foot out. Orthotics may help.
  • Toe-shaped ridges on the upper means your shoes are too small or you have hammertoes.
  • Wear on the ball of the foot means your heel tendons may be too tight.
  • Wear on the inner sole means you pronate or turn your foot inward. Inner liners or orthotics may help.
  • Wear on the upper, above the toes means the front of your shoe is too low.

Hours of Operation

Our Regular Schedule

Livonia Podiatry Office

Monday:

8:30 am - 6:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Thursday, Sunday:

Closed

Friday:

7:30 am - 3:00 pm

Saturday:

(Once a month / Call for an Appointment)

Royal Oak Podiatry Office

Monday - Wednesday, Friday, Sunday:

Closed

Thursday:

8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday:

8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Saginaw Bay Podiatry Office

Monday:

9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday:

Closed

Thursday:

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed Every Other day

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