When you are buying new shoes, there are a few things to remember. And whether you are looking for shoes for comfort, style or practical purposes there are a few handy tips that can help you. Take a look at this guide for you to find the perfect shoes for you to keep most of the common foot problems at bay. Having a new pair of shoes to strut your stuff is wonderful. However, something that is less than wonderful is the common foot problems that new shoes can often cause. But, there is a way to avoid these problems by taking into consideration the following few points.
Not many people understand the importance of taking their time when shopping. All too often, people want to either simply ‘get it over with’ or buy on impulse. When you purchase on impulse, most of the time you get more than just a pair of shoes; you also get a whole lot of regrets in the forms of sore feet and blister.
Another aspect of the timing that few people consider is the time you set out to try on a new pair of shoes. For the majority of people, the circulation increases at the end of the day and can result in swollen feet. Therefore if you set out to try on shoes when your feet are a bit more swollen then you can find a pair that fits right even when they are tired from a day’s walking.
- Finding the Right Size
Before you buy a new shoe, it is important that you can measure your feet before committing to the sale. If you buy in a shoe store, the sales person should be able to take this measurement for you and therefore help you to find the appropriate fit. This is important because exact measurements can differ across brands. If you are buying your shoes online, at a store like Filly Flair Boutique, check the shoe specifications and your foot measurements to ensure you choose the right size.
- Heel and Toe
This is simple; ensure that your toes are not pressed against the shoe. Similarly, your ankle should also be free from friction. Your heel should also not slip in and out of the shoe with every step. A good fitting shoe is a balance between a little tight and just right.
- The Material
When you are looking for a comfortable shoe that will last you a decent while, it is important to check the material the shoe is made from. Leather or PU coated synthetic shoes (the vegan ‘leather’ alternative) are excellent quality materials that provide both comfort and durability.
- Love the look
Without even realizing it, people are influenced on a daily basis by marketing campaigns telling you what to wear and what to spend your money on. Whether its shoes or something completely unrelated, never buy something just because it is trendy or in fashion. Opt to spend your money on items that express who you are and what you like, not what advertising tells you to be or to like.
Buy high quality, comfortable shoes that you love and you will be able to keep on loving them for years to come without spending money on the next trend.