10 Tips for Shoes

  1. The size of your feet changes as you grow older so always have your feet measured before buying shoes.
  2. Most of us have one foot that is larger than the other, so fit your shoe to your larger foot. Then pad the smaller foot. You never want to cram your larger foot into a smaller shoe.
  3. Don’t select shoes by the size marked inside the shoe but by how the shoe fits your foot. Not all shoes fit the same, even in the same brand.
  4. Don’t buy shoes that feel too tight and expect them to stretch to fit. And shoes will never stretch length wise!! So never buy a shoe to short and expect them to grow.
  5. Select a shoe that is shaped like your foot.
  6. Walk in the shoes to make sure they fit and feel right. And always try shoes on both feet. As mentioned above, both feet are different sizes.
  7. Make sure there is enough space (3/8″ to 1/2″) for your longest toe at the end of each shoe when you are standing up.
  8. Make sure the ball of your foot fits comfortably into the widest part of the shoe. If you are sitting to far forward in a shoe it can hurt little toes!
  9. Your heel should fit comfortably in the shoe with a minimum amount of slipping.
  10. And last but not least, improper shoe sizing and shape are the primary cause of ingrown toenails, bunions, corns, and hammer toes.  So don’t buy the shoes just because they are cute! Make sure they fit and are comfortable so you do not cause problems for yourself later on!

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