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- Protect your feet from damage by wearing appropriate footwear, prescribed insoles or offloading devices at all times
- Check inside footwear for any irritants before putting them on
- Look for a good fit at the heel area. In the case of open-backed styles, poor fit may result in part of your heel constantly stepping on the edge of the shoe or sandal.
- Shoes made from leather and breathable materials are best since they neither contribute to dehydration nor excessive sweatiness of the feet.
- Thin soled shoes or shoes without innersole cushioning will transfer all the ground reaction forces of hard impact with man-made surfaces directly into the bones of your feet, causing the stimulus for callus formation.