walking on sidewalks

at lunchtime, I walk around the city via sidewalks. When I’m finished with my walk, my feet are very hot and turn red. One day, on the weekend, I was walking around a park in grass and dirt and I noticed that my feet did not turn red and were not very hot. There seems to be a connection between the surface I am walking on and the temperature and color of my feet. Is there a type of shoe or insole that would keep my feet from getting so hot and red when I walk on a hard surface like concrete or asphalt?

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  1. Foot-com

    Hello and thank you for your question.

    What type of shoe are you using now? Typically concrete and harder surfaces are harder on our feet/body and therefore it’s often recommended to wear a more cushioned shoe.

    If you are already doing this then make sure it is a thick enough shoe. Sometimes if a shoe is too thin, the stress and heat go to our foot and skin. This is why “walking shoes” are often thicker and more cushioned.

    I hope this helps!

    Dr. Emily Splichal
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