FIND THE SHOE THAT FITS YOU
Updated: Apr 29
"Here are a few tips to help you find the right fit for you:
DETERMINE YOUR FOOT SIZE Foot size changes throughout life - it widens during pregnancy, narrows with weight loss - our research shows that 62% of women have not had their feet measured in the last five years. Kevin Bann, a leading expert in the industry on foot measurement, says that nearly 90% of women at the Foot Disorders Clinic wear the wrong size shoes, which has a huge impact on their overall health.
MEASURE YOUR FOOT IN THE AFTERNOON - Your foot size can fluctuate throughout the day, so the best time to buy shoes is in the afternoon when your feet are at their optimal size...
3. FIT THE SHOE TO THE LARGER FOOT - Most people have one foot that is la.
4. BTRY ON SEVERAL SIZES - Don't rely on the label size, focus on how well the shoe fits your foot. Industry expert Kevin Bann says, "A shoe that doesn't fit your foot at all will create corns, while shoes that are too short can cause hammer toes."
5. LEAVE SOME ROOM FOR AIR - When trying on shoes, make sure to stand and leave a little space in front of your toes. Experts recommend leaving 9-13mm of space in the back of both feet..
6. CHOOSE SHOES THAT FIT YOUR FEET:
You agree, don't you? But our research says something else: women wear narrow shoes that do not fit their feet. 45% of these women are unable to walk the next day due to wearing narrow shoes.
Jane Faulkner, a podiatrist at Sole Sister, recommends "sturdy high-heeled shoes that are also flat, tied or buckled." The toe should be deep enough to fit your toes and the width should be enough to cover the top of your foot. In addition to these features, it should have a shock-absorbing, foot-hugging, and ideally breathable sole structure.
7. DO NOT BUY SHOES THAT ARE TOO TIGHT:
It is not a good idea to buy shoes tight and then widen them to fit your feet; it is an open invitation for calluses and corns. 50% of women in the study admitted to buying small shoes. When trying on shoes, make sure your heels slide slightly, but when walking, your heels should not move up and down.
8. BEND YOUR SHOES:
Did you buy new shoes? Walk on a carpet for a while before going outside to make sure. Not convinced? Don't worry. Shoes have a 15-day return policy under consumer protection laws."