Measure your feet whenever you shop
Balance can be a big problem for seniors. If you’re not steady on your feet, you’re at greater risk of falling.
The American Podiatric Medical Association offers these guidelines for shoe shopping:
Look for a stiff heel, flexible sole and firmness so the shoe doesn’t twist in the middle.
Have a professional measure your feet at each shopping trip. Shop later in the day when feet are largest, and shop for the size of the largest foot.