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Shoe Review Saturday March Roundup: Meet Your Match

By Dr. Samuel P. Martin

When you’re deciding which shoe to wear for the day, you should look less at matching it with the outfit and more at matching it with the outing. The right shoe can support your leg health all day, keeping you comfortable and happy!

But the wrong pair can turn even an enjoyable day into a nightmare with painful blisters, sore ankles and long-term leg vein problems. The following shoes have the ability to elevate a good day to great or make a bad day miserable!

Keep reading to see four shoes that will keep your legs feeling and looking great in every situation, including for a dinner out, an after-work jog or just lounging around the house.

Dolce Vita Flat Sandal: A great looking, comfortable shoe for warm weekends! This sandal has only a slight wedge, engaging your whole calf muscle when you walk. But watch out if you plan on more than a light stroll: this one’s for fashion only and lacks the cushioning and support for more energetic weekend activities.

Brooks Running Shoe: A running shoe is probably the perfect all-around shoe to wear for leg vein health. Not only does it feature a flat sole that takes advantage of the calf pump, but it also provides the stability your foot needs on active days.

UGG® ‘Ansley’ Slipper: Warm, comfortable – and bad for your leg veins. These may be good for your toes, but bad for your leg veins. They don’t offer the support your foot needs for more involved activities other than kicking back with your feet up. Great for snuggling. Bad for almost anything else.

Vera Wang Sandal: As a flat-soled shoe, this sling-back sandal lets your calf muscles move freely and  continue to pump blood. Verdict: good foot fashion for warmer weather, but you need more support and cushioning for serious weekend shopping or sightseeing.

Follow us on Facebook or Google Plus for our next Shoe Review Saturday post! From the hottest fashions to the latest trends, we’re cutting through the hype to deliver you the details that keep the wrong shoes from setting your leg health back a step!

Wondering whether one of your favorite heels have taken a toll on your leg vein health? Take advantage of a Priority Consultation with a VVC physician to evaluate your vein health, prevent future complications and keep your legs looking and feeling great for years to come!

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