Dr. Ragland in SheKnows! Podiatrists Tell Us How to Pick Sandals So Comfortable You Can Wear Them All Day

Dr. Ragland in SheKnows! Podiatrists Tell Us How to Pick Sandals So Comfortable You Can Wear Them All Day

“What you’re looking for in a sandal, for all-day wear, is a sandal that provides arch support instead of one that is flat,” Dr. Yolanda Ragland, founder of Fix Your Feet, tells SheKnows. “The sandal should have shock absorption, like a rubber- or cork-type sole. The sandal’s bottom should be firm, yet flexible. Look for a sandal that keeps toes in a more stable position, so they are not bending as much, and you can control the toe grip.”

Dr. Ragland in BUSTLE: In An Era Of Body Positivity & Inclusion, Ragland Weighs in on Why We Are Still Screwed Up About Feet

Dr. Ragland in BUSTLE: In An Era Of Body Positivity & Inclusion, Ragland Weighs in on Why We Are Still Screwed Up About Feet

“A lot of people are under the impression that it’s shoes that cause bunions and hammertoes,” she says — and sometimes that’s true. But more often, Ragland explains, too small shoes exacerbate a pre-existing problem, rather than being the root cause. Still, she estimates that ill-fitting footwear is the reason that patients walk into her office with foot issues about half the time.”

What We Can Learn from Kendall Jenner's Foot Shaming - Dr. Ragland Contributes to The Queen of Style, Part of the Vogue Influencer Network

What We Can Learn from Kendall Jenner's Foot Shaming - Dr. Ragland Contributes to The Queen of Style, Part of the Vogue Influencer Network

When Kendall Jenner posed nude, sharing two beautiful black and white photos of herself on Instagram with her 87 million followers, it was her feet that drew attention from the Internet. I became a podiatrist because wanted to empower women with a strong foundation, so it’s very disappointing to see how mean people are online. Ladies, let’s stay stylish and healthy in heels. Read on to learn how...

Dr. Ragland in BUSTLE: The 7 Best Insoles, According to Experts

Dr. Ragland in BUSTLE: The 7 Best Insoles, According to Experts

Whether you actively suffer from foot pain or just want to prevent foot-related health problems, finding the best insoles or shoe inserts for your feet will make an enormous difference. "No single insole is perfect for all feet, whether they're for a running shoe, high heel, or flat," explains Dr. Yolanda Ragland. People's feet break down into three categories — over-pronators (flat feet), neutral foot types, and hyper-supinators (high arches) — and the first step in picking the right insole, is identifying which of those categories your feet fall into.