Sue Ferguson
Chiropodist and Podiatrist in Tenterden, Kent
LOCATION: Home | Topic of the Month | Wide or Swollen Feet Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council
Registration No. CH16194

Special Topic

Wide or Swollen Feet
"Which Shoes should I wear?"


If you have wide or swollen feet it is very important to wear shoes that are wide enough to accommodate your feet and any lumps and bumps you have. If you wear shoes that are too small or too narrow for your feet it is very likely that your feet will suffer and you will get wounds, blisters and/or corns on your feet.


Why are my feet so painful?

So often I see patients wearing what I consider to be the most inappropriate shoes and their questions are always the same - why are my feet so painful? Shoes too small ... shoes too narrow ... heels too high ... toe box too pointed ... shoes with no support. I could go on.

Most patients are happy to accept my advice that a simple change of footwear can make a huge difference to their feet. Some patients however ... would rather wear tight narrow shoes ...


Do you need

  • Shoes with deep toe boxes
  • Shoes in extra wide widths
  • Shoes with removable insoles so you can wear full length orthotics
  • Shoes that have lightweight shock absorbing soles


If so, read on


DB Shoes - recommended shoes

DB Shoes are well made and the same style is available in several width fittings. The added bonus is that they are made in the UK.

As a podiatrist I am very happy to recommend DB Shoes. They are available in EE, 4E, 6E and 8E width fittings but not all styles are available in all widths. DB shoes are perfect for people with swollen feet, corns, bunions, hammer toes, claw toes, diabetes, arthritis and extra wide feet.


DB Shoes - How to measure your feet at home

It is important to measure your feet properly so please watch this short video from DB Shoes about using their fitting guide.


Print out the DB Shoes Measuring Charts here

DB Shoes ladies Measuring chart
Ladies Measuring Chart - click here


DB Shoes mens Measuring chart
Mens Measuring Chart click here




Contact Sue Ferguson
Book an appointment now to help your foot pain (please note I am not accepting new patients)
Tel: 01580 765546
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Extra wide fitting DB Shoes for comfort
DB Shoes - Florence
DB Shoes - Florence wide fit - highly recommended by my patients
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Sue Ferguson
BSc (Hons), MRCPod
Chiropodist and Podiatrist

2 St Benets Court
Kent TN30 6QS
Tel: 01580 765546