HEALTH STARTS WHEN YOU GOImportant in this context: The foot is connected to all parts of the body that allow us to walk upright. False shoes therefore lead to permanent stress for the entire musculoskeletal system. It can cause headache, backache and joint pain as well as problems with the 5 veins and the blood circulation. Nevertheless, most people only start thinking when faults have already occurred. We want to change that - with hints on the fit.HOW A SHOE HAS TO FITA shoe must encase the foot to protect it and give it stability and support without restricting it. When that's done, it's called a good fit. Essential for the fit is the shoe size (but not exclusively). In any case, feet need enough space in front of the toes. Because in the rolling motion, the toes push forward.WHAT YOU SHOULD AVOIDToo short shoes: If the shoes are too tight at the front, the toes are compressed with every movement. This can damage the feet. Therefore, the shoes in the toe area should always be a thumb width longer than the foot. This is especially true for children's shoes. Because as long as the feet are still growing, the bone, muscle and tissue structures are still very soft and malleable. Tight, pressing shoes do not only affect the well being of the little ones. In the long term, they can also promote the development of foot diseases.Too big shoes: The shoe should not be too big. Because it prevents the correct rolling of the foot and may affect the gait. If the toes have too much room, the foot loses control of the shoe. Then the foot bumps in the rolling motion at the top. This impact can stress the joints.Too wide shoes: The same is true of shoes that are too wide. Then the feet also do not have sufficient support and get into the shoe to roll. The toes are just as upset as with too small shoes. In addition, the foot can slide back and forth in the heel area. This carries risks for ligaments and muscles.HOW IT WORKS AT BIRKENSTOCKA good fit ensures healthy feet. That's why the original BIRKENSTOCK footbed is also available in two widths: normal and narrow. The anatomical formations in the bed support the natural tissue and give the foot stability and support. In addition, our models offer adjustment options. This allows you to customize BIRKENSTOCK sandals and shoes individually to your foot. You can feel that with the high wearing comfort.