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Are Crocs Good For Your Feet?

Posted Jan 06 2009 12:00am
Are Crocs Good For Your Feet?

What's with these Crocs? If you are a shoe watcher like me, you may have noticed an interesting new trend. Crocs! They are a very interesting shoe that comes in almost every color and size. Everyone from toddlers to grandparents is cruising around in this flashy, foamy, footwear. You can even buy decorations for your crocs if getting them in hot pink is not enough. Though these appear very comfy, how do they rate for your feet?

There is actually a special line of Crocs for the medical profession, Crocs Rx . These are made with better material and have more support than the average Croc. They were especially designed for people with common foot ailments. They have a wide toe and firm support! These shoes are a great substitute for your slippers, garden shoes, or even your everyday shoes. They are made with deeper insole that allows for a comfortable fit with your orthotics. Crocs Rx are especially useful for diabetics because they have a wide toe and some have built-in antimicrobial properties. Crocs Rx can actually provide better support than some of your high end athletic shoes. Before you go out and buy your new pair of Crocs, make sure you are buying the Rx line. Crocs are only available through the medical community. You may find them at some pharmacies, and podiatric medical offices.

Always check with your podiatric physician to find out if this footwear is appropriate for your foot type. Like any shoe, it is not good to wear the same shoe every day. A major benefit of these shoes is its ability to fit comfortably with an orthotic insert. This is important because many people have these custom inserts but can not put them in any shoe besides their sneakers. You should be very selective with type of inserts you are putting into your shoes because no foot is created equal.

Your podiatric physician can also assist you in finding the correct orthotic device and can also make you a custom orthotic. These custom inserts are different than the over-the-counter ones. Custom inserts control the way you walk, thus aligning all the joints in the foot as well as the lower extremity. Over-the-counter inserts are just cushions and do not control your feet while you are walking. If all you need is a cushion, then the inserts found in stores might just be good enough for you.

So if you are looking for shoe that is convenient and fun, but do not want to sacrifice comfort, Crocs Rx may the new shoe for you! It's trendy and podiatrist approved!
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