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Shoes are a term for footwear.


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Im losing a lot of weight I thought that everything was supposed to shrink but it seems like my shoes and slippers are getting tighter. Why's that?

Im losing a lot of weight  I thought that everything was supposed to shrink but it seems like my shoes and slippers are getting tighter. Why's that?

Tight show mystery: Feet size generally remain unchanged with weight loss. However it is a mystery why your shoes are actually getting tighter with weight loss. Perhaps you are accumulating some fluid in your feet and ankles. If you do notice swelling in your feet and ankles do talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Shoes (Overview)

Shoes are a term for footwear.


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At what age does a person stop growing height, and also shoe size?

At what age does a person stop growing height, and also shoe size?

Skeletal Maturity: A person stops growing when the growth plates in the bones close, which is medically known as "skeletal maturity." typically this is 16-18 for girls and 18-20 for boys. Bones in the foot generally mature about 2 years sooner than the long bones that affect height. Keep in mind that these are averages, so some people are on the very high or low ends of the spectrum. ...Read more

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Foot Care (Tip)

Foot Care

How do I correctly size my shoes in terms of length and width? ...See more

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How can I make sure I am getting good baby shoes?

How can I make sure I am getting good baby shoes?

Baby shoes: Just pick something with a flexible sole that when the baby/child stands there is enough room for your entire thumb from the toe to the end of the shoe. ...Read more

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Are expensive shoes needed for person getting back into exercise?

Are expensive shoes needed for person getting back into exercise?

No: If you're just getting back into exercising, start with walking or low-impact aerobics. You'll need a good, basic athletic shoe, which shouldn't break your bank account. If you're not sure what to get, shop around at athletic shoe stores and choose a comfortable, sturdy pair of shoes. They should feel good as soon as you put them on and shouldn't rub. ...Read more

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Foot Care (Tip)

Foot Care

What kind of shoes would be good for my feet? ...See more

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Foot Care (Tip)

Foot Care

Tight shoes do not cause bunions, but they do make them hurt more. ...See more

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What kind of shoes should I wear to the gym?

Depends: If you are going to run wear running shoes. If not wear a cross trainer or tennis shoe. ...Read more

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