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How to avoid spring shoes that hurt your feet

Sandal season will soon be upon us, and I’ve been perusing websites for spring shoes that provide enough comfort and support to walk around the city after work.

Flats are out, a foot specialist told me, as are sky-high heels. “You should look for a shoe with one-inch heel differential,” said Dr. Kenneth Leavitt, chief of podiatric medicine and reconstructive foot surgery at New England Baptist Hospital. That means a shoe with a two-inch platform at the sole should have a three-inch heel.

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