Choosing the right type of footwear can prevent a multitude of problems. Sure, how the shoes look is important, but your priority should be to find shoes that offer a comfortable fit for your feet. If you don’t, you may be setting yourself up for a pair of ill-fitting shoes that can cause pain and discomfort. To help make the selection process easier, here are a few tips on selecting a “better fitting shoe”.
Allocate a good amount of your time on shopping for shoes. You may not find the right shoe in the first store you browse in so be prepared to visit a few more until you find the right one. Don’t ever settle, because the health of your feet—and consequently your overall health—depends on it.
Try on a pair of shoes in the size that feels fine, then practice using it on a hard floor. Later, try on a half-size larger. Few people realize that a larger shoe may actually fit or feel better.
Again, use comfort as the main criteria. Often, the perfect shoes are the ones that feel good the moment you slip your feet in them.
Some shoes come in different widths, so ask the shoe store about this. You may need a shoe with a wider or narrower width to get the best fit.
Follow the tips above and avoid wearing shoes that can only lead to unwanted aches and pains, including a possible trip to the doctor.