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Which Shoes Fit Your Lifestyle?

Updated on October 22, 2015

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Colourful shoes in Marrakech
Colourful shoes in Marrakech | Source

What things do you consider when selecting a favorite shoe either in online shops or in a local boutique? I am sure that the choice you will make will be based on several factors. They range from season, nature of job to appearance and comfort. When it comes to comfort, you should select the one which will offer you maximum shock absorption and cushioning. Different jobs have differing demands. There are those which demand continuous walking upstairs and downstairs. You have the role to protect your legs from fungus and bacteria which may grow if you select the wrong shoes. You also have the role to take good care of your spinal cord, bones and muscles from strain. Early warning signs that you may be wearing the wrong shoe include curving of toes, ankle sprain bruises and blisters.

Adidas sneaker shoes

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Sneakers

They have flexible rubber soles and have great ability to absorb impact. They got their names from the fact that people who wore them who wore them would sneak unnoticeably. The first sneaker shoe was developed in the 18th century in America. Mass production of keds sneakers began in the early 19th century in America. Adidas, a German company developed its first sneakers in 1924. They are popular among sportsmen and for casual wearing.

Boat shoes

Converse Jack Purcell Boat Shoes
Converse Jack Purcell Boat Shoes | Source

Diabetic shoes

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Boat shoes

They are also known as deck shoes and are common among sailors and in coastal areas. Their name originated from the fact that they were designed so as to be used by sailors who tripped down in slippery boats when wearing other type of shoes. This caused accidents. They are also the most popular footwear during the summer. They are a bit resistant to water and are stain proof. Their soles are made of rubber and the upper parts maybe made of leather or canvas. Some of the boat shoe brands include;Timberland, Sebago, Lacoste, Rock port perth among others.

Diabetic shoes

These types of shoes are specifically designed for people with diabetes. They are also popularly known as therapeutic or sugar shoes. Their design helps prevent or reduce the risk of skin injuries among people with diabetes. They prevent complications such as strain, ulcers and even amputation by ensuring that there is no interference with blood circulation and sensation. They are usually prescribed by a qualified physician for the purpose of proper measuring and fitting. They are made of soft leather

Court shoes

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Court/ pump shoes

They are available for men and women. Women’s court shoes are high heeled and are mainly worn by fashion conscious women. They are official shoes mainly worn with suits or uniforms but they can also be worn with casuals. They are mainly made from leather but there are other brands made from satin. Their soles are made from several layers of leather fixed together. They are cheap and easy to make. They are light and do not require straps. They are also known for their versatility and can be worn with various outfits. Their other prominent features include deep cut toes, low heels and slip on style. Their brands include Head over heels,Dune Bessie Black Suede, Dune aimey among others.

Derby shoes

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Derby shoes

They are also popularly known as blucher shoes.Men’s derby shoes have open shoelace eyelets on the top of the vamp. They also have an exposed ankle. They are liked because of their versatility and comfort. They are usually dressed with casual clothes . They are mainly made of leather or deer skin. They are plain toed and a little bit chunky.

Moccasins shoes

The term moccasin is derived from an Algonquian term moccasin. It is the Algonquian who first made these types of shoes. They are made from soft leather or deer skin stitched together with sews. Moccasin shoes made from leather are warm and are therefore commonly worn during the cold seasons. They are comfortable and durable due to their flexibility. The brands for moccasin shoes include Minnentoka,The classics, old friend boot, classic twist among others. Mocassins shoes are available both for men and women.

Loafers shoes

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Loafers shoes

They are also known as slip in shoes or dress loafers since they were pu on easily like clothes. They were previously worn as casual shoes but they are currently worn even for official purposes. In London, loafers were introduced by Wildsmith shoes and were called Wildsmith loafers. They are stylish and comfortable. They are also popular among lawyers for their versatility. Some of the loafer shoes brands include Magnani woven tassel loafers, Gucci,Zilli, John Lobb,Gliseppe Zanotti among others.Loafers are also available for men and women and are mainly used for official purposes.

Bast shoe

They derive their name from the main material they are made from that is bast fiber from linden or birch tree. The fibers are woven like basket and shaped into a shoe. They originated in Russia where they are called Lapti and were associated with the poor. They are easy to make but are not very durable.

Earth shoes

Earth shoes for women deliver comfort and success. They are also stylish especially for casual wear. Their brand names include Kalso negative heel. They have thick soles and thin heels and this way they promote a normal human posture. These shoes are good for health as they prevent foot and back pain. They improve posture and help burn calories and hence promote weight loss. They infact help relieve pain in those with back pain. They may be made from different materials including leather and canvas.

Oxford shoes

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Oxford shoes

Their shoe laces eyelets tabs are attached under the vamp. They are formal shoes made of leather, canvas or suede. They come either in black or brown color.

Red Jelly shoes

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Jelly shoes

They are made of Poly Vinyl Chloride (PVC) plastic material. They are simple in designed and cheap. They come in a wide range of color. They are eco friendly and can be recycled. They are good for real beach experience. Jelly shoes brands include; Matte T- Bar,metallic rope jelly, Jelly single strap slider neon among others. They may be flat, heeled or wedged.

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