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Injury-Proof Your Shoes

For every mile we log, we exert about 200,000 pounds of pressure on each foot. Here's how to injury-proof some of your favorite warm-weather pairs.
yellow peep toe shoes Peep-Toe Shoes

The narrow shape can crowd toes, leading to a bunion (enlargement of the bone around the big toe) or hammertoes (when digits bend), says Marc A. Brenner, DPM, a podiatrist in Glendale, New York.

Sole Solution
Search for peep-toes that have a wider toe box. Hint: You should be able to wiggle your toes in various directions -- up and down and side to side.