Even though people have many pairs of shoes, they tend to have a favorite pair that they wear every day or almost every day. If you wear the same Pair Of Shoes each day, podiatrists recommend that you rotate them. Using that method is not only good for your feet, but it is also good for your shoes.

At one time people couldn't afford more than one pair of shoes. So they didn't have any choice except to wear the same pair of shoes every day. That is not the case today. People have several pairs of shoes they can choose from.

Rotate shoes

According to experts, if you wear a different pair of shoes every day, it will make your shoes last much longer as well as being good for your feet.

James Christina, CEO of the American Podiatric Medical Association, spoke with TODAY and said most shoes have a cushion built inside them. If you wear the same shoes two days in a row, the cushion doesn't have time to get back to its default state.

Dr. Christina had a great suggestion that a lot of people already know about. If you have a favorite pair of comfortable shoes, buy two pairs just alike and alternate wearing them. While people think you are wearing the same shoes, you know the difference, and more importantly, your feet know for sure and appreciate the gesture.

Time to dry

The podiatrist gave another reason people should not wear the same shoes every day. He said people's feet sweat inside their shoes when they wear them for a long period of time.

Therefore, the shoes need time to dry out before they are worn again.

You might think your shoes have time to dry out overnight, but they need more time than that to dry out completely. Dr. Christina suggests that if your feet sweat a lot, you can wear special socks to absorb the moisture. Of course, that's not an option for women who wear heels.

High heels

There is something women can do to make their feet more comfortable. Foot doctors suggest that they alternate the height of their heels. By doing so, it will help prevent sore calf muscles. For more comfort, women should wear heels no higher than 2.5 inches. Instead of women making it a habit of wearing stilettos, perhaps they can wear them only on special occasions when they know they will not be walking in them for a long period of time.

The podiatrist gave a couple of final suggestions about wearing shoes and foot care. He warned that shoes should fit properly without rubbing or pinching. Then he gave a warning to a select group of people. He recommended that people who have diabetes or poor circulation should be especially careful with their shoes and foot care.