LOOKING good is important, but making sure you have quality footwear is even more important.

Shelby McMillan from​ Wentworth​ ​Falls ​Podiatry in Sydney’s Blue Mountains says you need to think of your feet like the foundation of a house.

“If your feet are uncomfortable, the rest of your body isn’t going to be comfortable,” she tells the Star Observer.

Wearing inappropriate footwear can cause ongoing problems like knee pain, lower back pain and can even cause headaches.

“People are wearing the wrong shoes which are causing them to walk in an unnatural gait, which then causes ongoing issues further up,” McMillan says.

Choosing the right shoes in the first place can help save you hundreds of dollars in the future.

“A podiatrist visit can be from $60 to $100, but orphaedics can be in the hundreds and surgery can go into the thousands,” McMillan says.

It took some industrious Danish designers to come up with a range of shoes that not only look good, but are a great fit for your feet at the same time.

And it’s no surprise that Duckfeet shoes are becoming the choice of fashion-forward Australians who value both comfort and classic design.

“Allowing room for the toes to breathe is the key to Duckfeet shoes”, ​Celeste Bolte, Manager of Duckfeet Australia said. Their design to suit the natural width of your feet “allows better body movement and posture, meaning the shoes serve to promote our overall health.”

Duckfeet shoes are handmade from natural materials which look even better with age, and are unisex, which makes them a popular choice for anyone who values quality, comfort and great Danish design.

Check out the full range of shoes & boots at Duckfeet’s website or visit the Instagram page. You can also enjoy the stories of the growing community of Duckfeet wearers at www.duckfeet.com.au/blogs/blog.

Shelby McMillan from Wentworth​ ​Falls ​Podiatry can be contacted on ​02 4757 4111.

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