How To Fit Shoes
Want to learn about how to fit shoes? Comfort is important and when a shoe fits well you're less likely to develop painful corns and other foot problems. Comfort should never be sacrificed for vanity. In addition to making sure shoes fit well it is imperative to keep feet groomed. Clean feet and cut toe nails regularly to eliminate foot odor. With time, the foot changes in size due to age and weight changes. It is important to take new measurements each time you purchase a new pair of shoes. It is important to pay more attention to the comfort of the shoe than the number on the shoe.
- Measure feet at the end of the day when the feet are at their biggest. A good method to use when determining the size of the foot is to measure from the big toe to the heel.
- Measure the largest foot. No two feet are exactly the same size and therefore the largest foot should be measured adding 1/2 inch to account for the spread of the foot when standing.
- Check for comfort. Shoes should not be tight across the width or the length of the shoe. Don't buy the shoe with the expectation that it will stretch while worn.
- Check the back heel fit. The heel of the foot should not easily come out of the shoe. It needs to fit snug in the shoe while you walk.
- Walk around the store with both shoes on before leaving the store. Walk off of the carpet and on to the regular floor in the store. The carpet can make the shoes feel better but the harder floor will tell the full story.