Whilst it might be tempting to just kick off your shoes when you arrive home after a busy day, there are lots of very great reasons for wearing good, supportive footwear around the house. Shiny laminated flooring and ceramic floor tiles can look beautiful, but can be slippery. Stairs, especially uncarpeted stairs, can be lethal - so too can scatter rugs. Accidents can happen so easily, but many falls can be avoided by wearing correctly fitted, supportive footwear.
House shoes need not be 'clumpy' and inelegant - there are many attractive silhouettes, colours and styles available on the internet or at specialist retailers nationwide. House shoes can look and feel just like slippers, (many are made from soft, plush fabrics), but the best are designed in the style of a shoe, to give added support and comfort.
Wearing supportive house and slippers is especially important for people with foot conditions such as plantar fasciitis, corns, callouses or bunions. The key, of course, is to find just the right style and fit for you. While there are lots of house shoes and slippers available on the High Street, many offer little or no support and can actually be dangerous if they are of flimsy construction. So what are the particular features that are worth searching for in a house shoe?
Obviously, do try to choose styles that have been recognised by the Healthy Footwear Guide. The HFG recommends only 'healthy shoes'.
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