Shoes are a great thing to have, but you have to make sure you’re getting the ones that meet your needs. They are basically like tires for a car, and if they aren’t working properly, then it is hard to get around. Here are some guidelines to follow if you want to make sure you’re getting the right shoes for you.
For your next shoe purchase, do not go by what size you think you are, but decide on the right shoe by what fits. Our shoe size changes over time, even as you get older. If a shoe feels too tight, try the next size up. Don’t just assume that you have the right fit because the size is the same as your last purchase.
Do you understand about foot pronation? A shoe salesperson that does can help you choose a shoe to protect you if your foot pronates while walking. Pronation is caused from weak tendons and muscles around your ankle. When your foot pronates, it allows your ankle to lean outward. This is one of the primary causes for ankle injuries.
Always try on shoes with the same kind of sock or stocking that you will be wearing when you wear the shoes. If you try shoes on with the small disposable peds at the store, they may not match the socks you usually wear. You shoes may not fit correctly when you get them home.
Keep away from being sold on the idea that uncomfortable shoes will be ok once broken in. Some sales people will try to convince you that new shoes need to be broken in in order for them to fit. That’s not always the case. As a matter of fact, shoes that are the best for your feet are going to fit well as soon as you try them on. Search for a different shoe even if it’s the style you like.
Don’t let yourself believe that shoes will become more comfortable with time. They have to fit properly when you buy them. Otherwise, they may not stretch out. Instead, you simply end up with sore, hurting feet.
When you try on a pair of shoes, be sure to wear the hosiery that you plan to wear with them normally. For example, if you want to buy a pair of running shoes, be sure to wear the socks you’ll wear with them to the store itself so you get the right fit.
Don’t be afraid to go to a thrift store to see if they have some nice shoes for a cheaper price than retail. A lot of the time people will donate shoes just because they didn’t like them and barely wore them. You will save a lot of money by doing this and you never know what you’ll find!
Don’t throw out the socklet you use to try on shoes at the shoe store. Instead, slip it into your pocket and take it home. There are a million uses for these ankle-length hose, after washing of course, such as covering a dryer vent or creating stuffed holiday ornaments.
Reserve wearing your high heeled shoes for special occasions, or you could face serious physical repercussions. While these types of shoes may look stylish, they are not kind to the bones in your feet or spine. Using high heels for everyday use can cause spurs, pulls and otherwise put unnecessary pressure on your body.
Don’t think you can purchase a pair of slightly painful shoes thinking they will stretch and fit better after they have been worn a while. This doesn’t always work and you may end up with a pair of useless shoes. This caveat does not apply if you need them stretched due to bunions or corms.
Pay attention to how many miles you run in your shoes. Keep track of how long you’ve been using them and replace them often. Depending on how far you normally run, your shoes will only last a few months or 400 miles. Note every time you run in this journal along with the mileage you run.
Amass a large shoe collection so you can dress for any occasion. People notice shoes and you could be negatively judged if you wear shoes that are inappropriate for an occasion. Expanding your shoe wardrobe will make sure you have the perfect pair for any occasion.
Try to ignore trends when you go shoe shopping. Trends do not work for everyone. Some are only made to fit certain types of feet. Instead of risking injuries or buying something that you may ever wear, try ignoring the trends. Try getting shoes that you like that fit you comfortably.
Invest in a shoe tree. If you really value your shoes, make sure that you are storing them properly. Throwing them in the back of the closet or shoving them under a bed can warp and crack shoes over time. Keeping your shoes on something like a shoe tree can help them retain their shape.
To get the right size of running shoe, ask for a size wider than what you normally wear. As you run over distances, your feet tend to swell, so if you buy your normal size, your shoes cut off circulation and make the task of running even more arduous on the body.
Beware paying for bells and whistles that you don’t need in your shoes. Shoes have all sorts of science behind them these days, especially sports sneakers. Do yourself a favor and do some research before buying. You may be paying top dollar for something that’ll make no difference to why you need a pair.
It’s easy for you to see now probably that shoes are something you need to think carefully about. They get you around, and they need to be as comfortable as possible if you are wearing them every day. Take everything you’ve gone over here and you should have no problems with getting shoes that meet your needs.