Dr Oz: Robert Verdi Shoe Shopping
When you go shoe shopping, maybe you can find a friend to go along with you. But what if you could get input from top stylist Robert Verdi and a podiatrist, Dr Hillary Brenner? They teamed up to give Dr Oz their recommendations for stylish shoes that are also foot friendly.
Robert focused on fashion, which is his forte, while Hillary looked at elements like arch and shoe stability to find healthy options. Together, they shared five top picks with Dr Oz.
Dr Oz Shoes: Aerosoles Bec 2 Differ Flat Review
Chloe complained that she can’t ever find cute flats. That’s why the footwear team hooked her up with Aerosoles BeC 2 Differ, in a leopard print. Robert said the shoe is versatile enough to go with jeans, shorts, or whatever. Hillary said it has good support, but if you need more you can always add an insert.
Dr Oz: Kelly & Katie “Chandra” Heel Review
Darcy modeled a shoe from Kelly & Katie called the Chandra Heel, which has previously been seen on First Lady Michelle Obama. The 2” heel is good looking, which Robert loves, and Hillary likes that it’s fashion forward but not too high. She said your heels shouldn’t be any higher than 2”, because higher heels can cause knee or back pain.
Dr Oz: Tahari “Alyssa” Wedge Review
Jennifer was the next audience model, and she showed off the Alyssa Wedge from Tahari. Robert said that wedges are trendy right now, and Hillary loved that it’s also low enough in the back that it shouldn’t cause you pain.
Dr Oz: Kenneth Cole “Look Over Here” Ankle Boot Review
Rebecca strutted around in Kenneth Cole’s “Look Over Here” Boot. Hillary loves boots that offer great support, and it’s made from a soft suede so it looks nice as well.
Dr Oz: B.O.C “Adie” Flip Flop Review
Last in the shoe fashion show was the “Adie” Flip Flop from B.O.C. Robert said it has a fresh summery vibe. Hillary pointed out that it’s a practical, comfortable option.
Though most Flip Flops are bendable, this one is more stable. The thong portion is made of leather, which is great because it means no dreaded blisters.
Dr Oz: Shoe Warning Signs
Finally, Dr Oz explained the meanings of three shoe warning signs, and what they’re trying to tell you about your feet.
Dr Oz: Worn Sole Under Big Toe
If your shoe sole is wearing out faster under your big toe, you could be getting Bunions. The remedy for this is a warm stone and Peppermint Oil bath. A 15-minute foot bath can reduce the inflammation.
Dr Oz: Shoe Outside Wearing Out
If the outer sides of your shoes are becoming worn, you could be at risk for joint inflammation. To fix it, freeze water in a paper cut. Then tear the paper off and rub the ice on your arch for soothing (and very cold!) relief.
Dr Oz: Inside of Shoe Wearing Out
Maybe your problem is on the inside of your shoe, and the outsides are fine. This could be an early warning of Shin Splints. The remedy here is using your toes to scrunch up a towel. This can prevent spasms and strengthen foot muscles. Try it before jumping in the shower.