A shoe storage case in a storage cabinet at a shoe store in the United Kingdom sheds light in the way the health effects of wearing shoes are linked to health problems.
Osiris Shoes has confirmed that it has a “small” number of cases of people who have developed complications from shoe storage.
“We believe that our small amount of cases may be due to the lack of follow-up care and the use of a ‘safe’ store as it is a common practice in many shoe stores,” a spokesperson for the footwear store told Medical News Online.
There are a number of other shoe-specific health problems linked to wearing shoes.
One study from the University of Pennsylvania found that, in a study of 4,600 adults, those who wore a pair of shoes with an average width of 6.5mm had the highest risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.
The researchers concluded that the average shoe size is associated with an increased risk of Type 2.
A study published in the journal BMC Medicine found that a shoe size of 8.5 is associated to a 4.7 times increased risk for hip fractures, which could lead to arthritis and the risk of other musculoskeletal problems, such as osteoporosis.
Researchers at the University Health Network also linked a shoe-size to a 2.3 times higher risk of breast cancer.
Osmosis and the environment are also believed to play a role in shoe-associated health issues.
When you’re outside, shoes are more likely to break down, and that’s why you’re more likely than indoors to develop foot infections.
And, according to a study published this week in the Journal of the American Medical Association, shoes have a high rate of allergies.
People who live in environments where there is an increased frequency of foot and mouth infections, including in homes and work settings, are at higher risk for developing these conditions.
It’s also been suggested that shoes can affect the way people smell, so the scent can play a part in sneaker-related infections.