You can’t walk around barefoot! Therefore, it is wise to spend a bit of time to make shoe shopping a good experience. Here are some things you can do to be sure you’re getting the best deal on shoes.
Don’t wear your shoes without wearing socks. You can hurt your feet from the shoe rubbing against the skin if you do this. You may also develop athlete’s foot. Wear socks made of cotton and put some foot powder on in order to ensure dry feet.
Know your budget before you start shopping. Stick to whatever budget you have set for shoe purchases. Sometimes, you can be tempted by shoes sales that cause you to spend over your shoe budget while trying to take advantage of the shoe deals. Think about what you really need and stick to the plan.
Measure both of your feet, not just one. Many people have one foot that’s a bit larger or longer than the other. Find shoes which fit the bigger foot comfortably.
Try on the left and right shoes and walk around in them for a while. If you buy a shoe without actually walking in it, you are unlikely to realize that it feels uncomfortable or that your heel slips out when you walk. This will ensure you purchase a shoe that fits perfectly.
You don’t want to just wear flip flops all the time, even when it’s nice weather. They don’t support your feet, plus they are a tripping and catching hazard. Flip flops are fine if you are going to the beach but try to wear more supportive shoes the rest of the time.
Comfortable shoes are the only ones you should buy. Any shoe that doesn’t feel right or isn’t broken in properly right off the bat is something that you should avoid purchasing. Breaking in shoes can cause pain and lead to the development of foot problems.
When you’re trying to get your kids some shoes, get them some that allow them to grow into them. The end of the shoe should be at least one thumbs width past the big toe. Your child’s foot can grow, but the shoe won’t be too large. If you’re not sure if the fit is right for your child, ask the salesperson for assistance.
Don’t pay too much or too little when shoe shopping. Quality shoes made from durable materials can be expensive but they will last longer. But, keep in mind that the latest fad endorsed by your favorite celebrity may not be worth the price.
Don’t buy shoes that hurt your feet because you convince yourself they will become less painful in time. A lot of the time this isn’t going to work out so well and you’ll basically be stuck with a pair you cannot use. The only exception to this is if you plan to have them stretched to accommodate corns or bunions.
Keep track of the mileage you put on your favorite running shoes. Athletic shoes can really take a pounding if you are an active exerciser. You should buy new running shoes after 400 miles since your shoes will no longer provide you with the support you need once they get too old. A journal is an easy way to keep track of how many miles you have run, letting you know when you’ll need to buy new shoes.
As mentioned earlier, your bare feet are not always enough as you walk around every day. The tips you just read will help you select shoes that are adapted to your feet while remaining trendy. Have a good time and make sure you stay patient!