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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.
ballet flats Ballet Flats

With no arch support, your tootsies can expand, stretching their ligaments and causing pain and possibly heel problems, says Suzanne Levine, DPM, a podiatric surgeon in New York City.

Sole Solution
Before you buy, feel inside to make sure the bottoms have padding around the arch. No cushion? Slip in a pair of orthotic insoles for immediate comfort.