Buying shoes can be confusing and overwhelming!! Before you head out to the Poughkeepsie Galleria in search of new shoes, look at the shoes on your feet for some help. Examine the tread (the soles) of your shoes to see if your shoe is wearing down on any particular side. This will help indicate whether your feet have high arches or low arches (flat feet). Knowing your foot type is key in getting a good fit!!

High Arch:

  • If the outer edges of your shoe soles are worn your feet have high arches! This means most of your weight lands on the outer edges of your feet making your feet poor shock absorbers, making impact travel up your legs. People with this problem tend to sprain their ankles!
  • Look for cushioning!! Look for shoes with a thick cushioned arch area. Choose a shoe that completely covers the top of the foot, this helps provide stability!

Flat Feet (low arch):

  • If the inner edges of your shoe soles are worn you have low arches! Your feet lean inward giving you too much foot to ground contact which can potentially cause hip and knee pain.
  • Look for heavier, less flexible shoes that won’t twist or bend easily, choose shoes with firm thick and sturdy insoles

Other tips to buying shoes include:

  • Always have your feet measured each time you buy a pair of shoes, make sure to have feet measured while standing
  • Wiggle room: your shoes shouldn’t press on the top of your toes
  • Space: there should always be a half inch of space between the tip of your toes and the front of the shoe
  • Do the “Pinch Test”: Pinch the top of the shoe between your fingers to make sure there is room for your foot to breath
  • Choose soft materials: The shoes shouldn’t have any seams or ridges that rub against your feet
  • Look for a snug heel: Your heel should not slip off or move from side to side when walking

If you or anyone you may know need help in making sure you’re finding the proper fitting footwear contact Hollowbrook Foot Specialist in Wappinger Falls to set up an appointmentDr. Yavor Geshev would be happy to check out the arches in your feet and help you get the perfect shoes!!

By Dr. Yavor Geshev, DPM, FACPM

Your Top-Rated & New Favorite Podiatrist In Wappingers Falls, NY

Always arrive to a pleasant cheerful staff! They make you feel welcome and get you situated quickly! The Doctor is friendly and makes your feet feel great! I travel a bit to get to this office, but it is so worth it! The staff is always helpful and customizes my appointments to my needs!

- Bob D.

bob 5 star review

GREAT EXPERIENCE!!!! Very nice, friendly, and thorough doctor. Wonderful staff too! Very clean office. They fit me into there schedule the same day. They recognized my issue right away and got me out of discomfort painlessly.

- Jordan C.

jordan 5 star review

I came here today for the first time what a wonderful group of people, very professional and friendly and the Dr. I saw, Dr. Geshev, he is absolutely the first podiatrist I’ve ever seen that made me feel very comfortable, and he knows what he’s doing. I would recommend this podiatrist office to everybody.

- Valerie G.

john 5 star review

Great experience. They got my son in as soon as possible as made sure his foot was ok. Will definitely use them again!

- Irene T.

irene 5 star review

Wonderful staff (warm and inviting). Clean office. Dr. G is knowledgeable and listened to me. He knew 3 ways to help my situation and I know that I will feel better under his care and instructions. I recommend Hollowbrook Foot Specialists!

- S.G.

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Our Wappingers Falls
Podiatry Office
89 E. Main Street
Wappingers Falls, NY 12590

Phone: 845-298-9074

Office Hours:
Monday: 11am - 7pm
Tuesday: 9am - 5pm
Wednesday: 9am - 5pm
Thursday: 9am - 5pm
Friday: 9am - 3pm
Saturday: By appointment only

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