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I’m Traveling in Both the City and the Country. What Shoes Should I Pack?

The New York Times speaks to  Elizabeth A. Cody, MD, foot and ankle surgeon at HSS about the best shoes to pack when traveling. 

According to Dr. Cody, the key is to look for a “thicker, stiffer sole.” How to identify that? “You can test the stiffness of the shoe by trying to bend it from heel to toe,” she said. “A stiff shoe will be very difficult to bend.”

Then look for breathable fabrics like light wool and canvas rather than, say, leather, and a cut that dips cleanly below the ankle bone. 

And finally, as with all shoes, wear them before you pack them. It’s the only real way to know if you can walk that way. 

Read the full article at nytimes.com.