Top 10 tips to a great shoe fit
Everyone wears shoes. Besides allowing you to do all the things you wish to do, perfectly fitting shoes keep your feet healthy. Whenever your feet hurt you usually don’t have a good time. So it’s good to treat your feet right by wearing shoes that fit perfectly.
To help you pick the right shoes for your feet, you can find 10 tips here courtesy of the Orthotic Shop.
- Sizes of shoes aren’t standard Shoes sizes normally vary depending on the style and the brand. A size 8N from one manufacturer might fit like a size 8M from a different manufacturer. That’s why you shouldn’t select shoes based on the sizes marked on them, rather you should begin with a size range and proceed from there. Order a range of sizes from the Orthotic Shop to find your perfect fit.
- Make sure both feet are measured while you’re purchasing a pair of shoes. With time, your feet will change in size and also shape. For most people, one foot is usually a bit longer than the other, so you should fit the larger foot first.
Bonus tip: Visit the store that measures all your feet, and put on the kind of socks you’ll use for the activity.
- Pick shoes that have the same shape as your feet. If you select shoes with a shape that matches that of your feet, then you are headed the right way to a perfect shoe fit. Browse the full range of shoes at the Orthotic Shop.
- When shopping for shoes try on different types of styles. Judge a type of shoe depending on the way it fits your shoe. Don’t select a style that either feels too loose, very tight, or irritates some areas of your foot. If your shoes feel too tight or too loose, your feet might begin to hurt later.
- Shoes need to be as wide as your feet are, and longer When shoes get in contact with the ground as you walk or run, feet elongate.
Bonus tip: Allow enough space at the end part of the shoe, for the longest toe.
- Ensure the widest part of your foot fits well and this means comfortably into the widest shoe part. This allows shoes to bend whenever your feet flex, allowing you to feel comfortable during your wearing experience.
- Make sure your heels fit comfortably in the shoes. Don’t purchase very small shoes to avoid heel slippage. If your foot has too much slippage in your shoe heel, you can try another, or ask your fitter to make some adjustments.
- Orthotics or inserts impact the way a shoe fits. Foot orthotics or shoe inserts take up shoe space that is meant for your feet. If you’ll need orthotics and inserts, you’ll require a shoe with a bigger room, or else the insets won’t function well and your shoe won’t fit properly.
- Pick the right shoes for the activity and the time of the activity. Feet can change shape and size during daytime and under changing conditions: in warm weather, after exercise, with gain in weight or from standing. When shopping for shoes, keep in mind that your feet are larger after the activity than before the activity.
- Walk in the shoes to ensure it’s comfortable enough. You don’t have to run a marathon while trying the shoe but a brief walk around the store is enough. Shoes show off your sense of fashion and affect your health as well as the activities you engage in. That’s why you should choose wisely.