Choosing the best shoes for you
You walk on your feet every day, and they support the weight of your body the entire day. Continous stress on your feet can cause damage over time. The right shoes can protect your feet. The wrong shoes can cause more foot problems. Going over the shoe size chart is one of the main steps when shopping online especially.
That’s what we’re going to help you with today, choosing the perfect shoes for you!
Let’s find out what your foot shape is
To get a good fit, you need to know the shape of your foot. Do this simple test: stand your foot on a piece of paper and trace it. Is your foot straight or curved? Do you have any foot problems?
Best fit for you!
Take your foot contour to a shoe store to find the right shoe. Put a shoe you like over the contour. The shoe should match the shape of the contour. (If you have a ball of the foot, the shoe may not cover the bulge of the outline. Look for soft leather shoes that extend across the ball of the foot.) When you find a pair of shoes that match the outline, put them on. Go through the store several times. Make sure the shoes don't rub or pinch. If you don't feel any difficulty wearing the shoes, you've found your fit!
What makes for a good pair of shoes?
An ideal shoe has:
Shoelaces, Velcro straps, or buckles for support
An arch shape that supports your foot
A stiff, firm back so your foot doesn't slip around
A smooth lining without rough seams
Do’s and Don’t’s for Shoe Shopping:
Below are some tips and tricks when you go to the shoe store.
What to do:
Choose the shoes that feel right. Wear them around the house. Then take them to your podiatrist to check the fit. If they don't fit well, return them.
Shop late in the day when your feet get a bit bigger.
Every time you buy shoes have both feet measured while standing. The size of your feet changes over time.
Choose shoes that suit your purpose. High heels are fine for the casual night on the town. For everyday wear, choose a more sensible shoe.
Try on shoes while wearing inserts (orthotics) made specifically for your feet.
Try on both the right and left shoes. If your feet are different sizes, choose a pair that will fit the larger foot.
What not to do:
Don't buy shoes based only on shoe size. Always try on shoes as sizes vary from brand to brand and within brands.
Don't expect shoes to "break-in". If they don't fit the store, don't buy them.
Don't buy a shoe that doesn't fit your foot shape.
Now that you have all the information, what are you waiting for? let’s go grab the best shoes for you!