8 Ways Your Feet Change With Age and reasons for the need of EXTRA WIDE WIDTH WOMENS SHOES

A style, of many, that will fit all ladies needing that EXTRA WIDE WIDTH WOMENS SHOES  and for Men as well:
8 Ways Your Feet Change With Age

Aging takes its toll on your feet as it does with the rest of your body. Given the amount of stress we place on our feet over a lifetime, it’s easy to see why these problems occur. In addition to general wear and tear, there are physiological changes that will inevitably affect how your joints, bones, and tendons function.

These changes tend to develop gradually as cell turnover and collagen production begin to slow. As the skin starts to thin, so too will the fatty layer cushioning the soles and heels. These changes can give rise to stability problems affecting the knees, hips, and lower back.

Eight ways your feet can change with age are:

1. Arthritis

Did you know that your feet have more than 30 joints? Like in other areas of your body, the joints in your feet can degenerate with age.

Most seniors experience arthritis in the midfoot joints or the big toe. Pain and stiffness are the most common symptoms, which tend to worsen at night.

2. Toenail Changes

Toenails usually become thicker and more brittle as you age, making them more difficult to cut and maintain. One reason for this is that nails tend to grow slower in tandem with the slowing of hormonal production. The older we get, the fewer hormones we make.

Estrogen and testosterone both stimulate the production of keratin and contribute to the smooth, firm appearance of our nails. When these hormones decline, the reduced supply (coupled with the loss of moisture) can cause our nails to discolor, crack, and form uneven ridges and layers. While proper nail care can significantly improve the nail’s appearance, it may not entirely prevent these aging-related changes.

3. Toe Curling (a.k.a. Hammertoes)

Hammertoes are a common problem among seniors, particularly women.

Cramming your feet into high heels puts you at much greater risk of developing hammertoes. This condition starts as mild pain but eventually develops into calluses and corns when your feet, now crooked, push up against your shoes.

What You Can Do About It

If you plan to wear heels, try wearing well-fitting flats or a good pair of running shoes during the day to give your feet as much support as possible before you heading out for the evening.

4. Lack of Cushioning

Collagen and elastin  create  cushioning for our feet, and those cushions are stuffed with fat on the bottoms of our feet. But as we age, collagen production decreases significantly, which gradually starts to thin out the fat on the bottoms of our feet.

5. Tight Tendons

Our tendons hold less water as we age, which causes stiffness in our ankles and other parts of the foot.

When the water content of our tendons reduces, we become at greater risk for ruptures and tears, doctors say.

What You Can Do About It

One of the best ways to prevent tight tendons is to stay active. Strengthening exercises, like calf, raises, are a great way to keep your tendons loose and healthy.

6. Stretched Ligaments

While our tendons tighten as we age, our ligaments stretch over time. How does this affect your feet? Stretched ligaments can cause our arches to ache and put us at risk of becoming flat-footed.

What You Can Do About It

Exercise is a great way to help prevent overstretching of your ligaments. Toe raises and ankle circles are two great exercises for strength.

7. Dry Skin

We know that declining collagen production eventually erodes your foot’s natural cushioning. But it also causes your skin to sag and dries out. As a result, your feet wind up more prone to cracking and dryness.

What You Can Do About It

One simple solution to prevent dry skin is to stay hydrated. Also, make sure that you’re applying a good moisturizer twice a day to keep the skin on your feet hydrated.

8. Bunions

Bunions are one of the most common foot issues seniors experience as they age. Bunions are a bony growth or a misaligned bone at either the base of the small toe or the big toe.

Over time, the toe may start bending abnormally towards your smaller toes.

What You Can Do About It

One way to avoid bunions is to maintain a healthy weight, which will put less pressure on your feet.

What can I do to reduce the effects of aging?

Pain and uncomfortable feet aren’t a natural part of growing old or something to ‘put up with’.  A lot can be done to improve comfort, relieve pain and maintain mobility.


Keeping active and on the move helps to keep feet healthy – it tones up muscles, helps to strengthen arches and stimulates blood circulation.

General foot care and protection

Keeping toenails cut and under control is key as nails that become too long can press against the end of the shoe and the constant pressure can cause soreness, infection, and ulceration. Toenails that have been poorly cut can also become ingrown.

A few added notes where to find those “EXTRA WIDE WIDTH WOMENS ADN MEN’S SHOES”.


Let this video explain what a therapeutic design or construction is all about dealing with footwear. Therapeutic/Orthotic consider an extra depth construction.

We are a therapeutic line, and the explanation between a conventional comfort line and our’s found in the video below


Now let’s talk, in more detail, about the ten reasons what makes Therapeutic footwear so much superior to a Comfort Shoe:

1) The strongest mid-support in the shoe business. No bilateral movement view the video above for illustrations and a midsection depth that gives you support and the maximum room in the footwear world. One of the many reasons why therapeutic is considered extra depth

2) The strongest heel counter in the business that helps create no bi-lateral movement and the tallest heel counter in the footwear world. A reason whey therapeutic footwear considered extra depth

3) A taller toe box to create more wiggle room and space for your toes a reason why considered an extra depth footwear

4)Extended bottoms to give you the fullest width and support than any other shoe line anywhere

5) A lightweight shoe for less wear and tear on your feet but with all that great added support


6) all removable arch support to put a more advanced support system or a customized inserts

7) Women’s styles having a 3 to 1 combination last for better fit and support for your heel

8) Fuller forefront in the construction of the footwear to create more comfort and room for that maximum support and comfort and a reason why considered extra depth footwear

9) Deeper heel counter to build more balance and support to the heel section of the foot and other reason why consider an extra depth footwear

10) Leather lining that creates more flexibility and breathability to the foot

We have 4A (Slender width for Ladies) 2A (Narrow width for Ladies), B ( Medium width for Ladies and Narrow width for Men), D (Medium width for Men and Wide width for Ladies), 2E, 3E, 4E, 5E, 6E, 7E, 9E, 10E, 14E widths in Men’s and Ladies styles

We carry up to 20 in Men’s styles, and 15 in Ladies dealing in lengths

We have 5 to 6 lengths, in selected styles for Men and 4 to 5 in Women’s length

Some additional information and explanation of this type of footwear for all the Ladies out there:


We have all those wide widths that are needed but with our 32 new styles of women’s footwear that we will be offering a 4A (Slender) 2A (Narrow) B (Medium) D (Wide) 3E Extra Wide) 5E Extra Extra Wide, 7E Full Extra Wide 10E Extra Full Wide, 14E (Superior Extra Wide Width) widths for you ladies- that is unheard that is offered by one website.

Why having this 3 to 1 combination last is so important in creating that perfect fit for all our ladies. What does 3 to 1 combination mean? The heel counter is 3 times narrow than the ball width of the shoe. Okay, big deal? Well, this is a critical factor because a women heel structure is a great deal narrow than a Men’s and if we made all our Ladies footwear as the same last of a Men’s style- the ladies heels would slipping all day long or have a terrible fit!

Having these 1 to 3 Customized Heat Moldable Inserts ( that is Free and remember that the shoe has to have a removable footbed for these inserts to work. Not all AA widths have this, but we’ll state, on our descriptions if you can receive 1 to 3 pair of these inserts FREE- up to a $240.00 value) will make that perfect fit, comfort and support experience out of this world — especially for those NARROW FEET!.

If you know someone (Ladies) that needs sandals, casual footwear, athletic footwear in a 4A (slender width) or AA (Narrow) width- let them know we have then and a great selection as well.

All new Slender (4A) and Narrow (AA) widths for ladies- look out we will have a ton for you to choose. New Dress Boots, up to 14 inches in shaft height, for women, Dress boots and new dress styles for Men as well. All Weather Footwear and Boots for both Men and Women. Some new dressy footwear for Men and women.

All our new and old styles are therapeutic/comfort that has the best fit and support in the shoe world.

It’s nice being called the “King Of Widths”, again 4A to 14E widths, on the internet, and all found at www.dtfootweear.com


Thank you,

Ron Heinlein | President/Founder | Cell # 909–215–1622| heinleinron@yahoo.com


Designer Therapeutic Footwear Co.

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