Hello everyone. It's been a long time since I last wrote a post in my blog. Today I'm going to share my views on Medical Shoes. Yes! Medical Shoes.
I got a question from my friend, "What is Medical Shoes?"
My reply was simple, "Medical Shoes are Shoes designed for the benefit of our body”
To explain this in a simple way, Medical Shoes was shoes designed to fit the natural shape of our feet and it supports our body perfectly without extra burden and stress to our feet. These shoes are graded as Medical Shoes because they are approved by the American Podiatric Medical Association. Not all shoes are given this “grade” as Medical Shoes.
Now, how did I get exposure to this Medical Shoes? Well, all these while I had this problem with my back, where I just couldn’t stand straight. Because, when I tried to stand straight, my back ache a lot and I just bent my back and walked in a hunched position. I felt more comfortable this way. I had many feedbacks from people around me that I needed to walk straight. Few years back, I had met a Acupuncture Sensei and did an X-ray of my back, he said that my back had < 20 degree “scoliosis”. I couldn’t find a right diagnosis for this as I did not see an orthopaedic surgeon. So the Sensei said nothing to be done for me as the degree was very little.
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As the years go, my back problem became more prominent. I could not sit and stand straight; I needed to hunch all the time. When I tried sitting straight while breastfeeding my baby, my back hurt so so much. One day, my ex-BF’s mother saw me at a function. She commented that my back was terrible. I was very hunched. She said I was very young to have such problem and I should get my back fixed immediately. So she introduced me to her “healthy shoes” which I was not sure of the brand, and whether it was a certified Medical Shoes. Her shoes were priced at RM3000++ and both my mum and I were shocked with the price.
My brother was working in Pharmacy and after hearing us talking about the “high-end” healthy shoes, he suggested us to check out “MediFeet” Medical Shoes which are sold in his Pharmacy as well. We got contact to a Sales Rep for this MediFeet Shoes and we went to see her the next day. My mum and I had different problems. She had knee pain and heel pain while I had back pain and poor posture, and we hope to get some advice on the shoes.
The lady was very kind and she selected a few pairs of shoes catered to our problems. She said different orthopaedic problems require different shoes and thus, my shoes are only be worn by me. Because my mother wanted to get the same pair of shoes like mine, but when she wore it, she was not comfortable as the shoes are not catered for knee problem.
The service given by the sales rep was fantastic. She gave long explanation of the importance of wearing medical shoes at young age - because Medical Shoes protect the natural arch of our feet, and when the feet are in correct position, it supports the whole structure of our legs, up till the spine, protecting the natural curve of the spine as well. She was very angry with the fact that the Acupuncture Sensei advised me not to do anything when the X-ray showed slight scoliosis of my back.
She selected two shoes with high arch to support my back and also1 pair of sandals to correct the “26 bones” of my feet. She said that when the bones of our feet are in right position, it can support the weight of our body properly.
Medifeet shoes have many key features and to me, the main thing that made me bought these shoes were, I felt immediate effect after wearing them in front of the sales rep. I could walk and stand straight without having the pain. This was very immediate effect. I was amazed with the shoes. Immediately, I bought 3 pairs. I had worn MediFeet shoes and sandals for 1 month and I got some comments from my colleagues that my posture now looks better. I personally feel better because there was no more pain to my back after walking for a long time in these MediFeet Shoes. It was comfortable, suitable for work and for travelling. I wore the Swago Blue for travelling and I had no problem with my back or feeling very tired of walking. It was amazing.
My mum bought two pairs and it was very good on her too. She gave me her review of the shoes as well. She wore the medical sandals for 1 month now; she had no problem of numbness to her legs anymore.
I do not like to review too much on the key features of the shoes because these are the cosmetic features of the shoes which you will know when you see and wear it. But what I am trying to share here are that these shoes are really beneficial for us, specially designed for walking, good posture and pain free body. What I am sharing here are based on my own personally experience after wearing the medical shoes.
I wanted to highlight that wear Medical Shoes gave a lot of benefit to us because it helps to maintain the arch of our feet, and next it maintains the right structure of our legs, and back. With this, it sheds of the force from our heavy body to our knee and feet.
Do you notice that when you wear flat shoes, hard plastic covered shoes and heels, your feet will feel extremely painful even just after few hours or walking or simply standing. This is because these shoes are not designed for our health. It’s for beauty purpose and we suffer to look beautiful.
But with MediFeet, you can wear comfortably without having to wear “old-fashioned” looking shoes. You can look modern, stylish and love your feet at the same time with MediFeet. Please take note that MediFeet Shoes are not just for people with problems only, but also for those who want to prevent future problems to their feet, knee or back, they can wear them too.
Curious to know more on this brand of MediFeet Medical Shoes, or wanted to find out where to buy in Ipoh for yourself or your loved ones? Please a comment below and I will get back to you soon!