If you want to buy the perfect shoes, you need to have more than just the looks in mind. Folks from Nation of Shoes are going to help you choose the right one and you should follow these 10 tips:
1. You need to trace your foot and take that tracing with your shopping. When you find something that you like, place the shoe on top of the tracing and if the shoe is narrower or shorter than it, don’t try it.
2. The best time to shop for shoes is in the afternoon. Why? Because your foot naturally expands during the day.
3. When you are trying the shoes, always wear the same type of socks that you are going to wear after you buy them.
4. It is normal that your feet change with age, and they become larger and wider. So every time you buy a new pair, ask for the help of a salesperson and measure both of your feet.
5. According to Nation of Shoes, it is best that you have about a half-inch of space between your longest toe and the end of the shoe. You need to check this when you are buying a new pair, wiggle your toes to know for sure if there’s enough room.
6. Walk a little bit around in the shoes so you can see how they feel. Do they slip off, do you have enough room? Find the ones that are the right fit for you.
7. Don’t always trust a shoe’s size or the description. Trust your own comfort level. Every manufacturer has different styles and size standards. You need to determine if the pair you are trying will be good for you or not.
8. Always pay attention to the width of the shoe as well as length. If you buy something that is a half-size larger, but they are not wide enough, that won’t solve your problem. Always ask if there is a wider model if you need it.
9. Another great advice from the Nation of Shoes is to feel the inside of the shoes and see if there are tags, seams, or other materials that might irritate you.
10. Walk on hard surfaces to examine the soles. See how the shoe feels on soft and hard surfaces both. Are they sturdy enough, are they soft enough, are they comfortable enough? Check everything before buying a new pair.