Monday, February 19, 2018

If the Shoe Fits…

You don’t have to go through a Cinderella number in order to wear shoes in the latest styles. However, you won’t get far if your tootsies are complaining. The National Shoe Retailers Association offers these tips for proper shoe fit:

  •     Sizes vary among shoe brands and styles. Don’t select shoes by the size marked inside the shoe. Judge the shoe by how it fits on your foot.
  •     Select a shoe that conforms as nearly as possible to the shape of your foot.
  •     Have your feet measured regularly. The size of your feet changes as you grow older.
  •     Have both feet measured. Most people have one foot larger than the other. Fit to the largest foot.
  •     Fit at the end of the day when your feet are largest.
  •     Stand during the fitting process and check that there is adequate space (3/8″ to 1/2″) for your longest toe at the end of each shoe.
  •     Make sure the ball of your foot fits comfortably into the widest part of the shoe.
  •     Don’t buy shoes that feel too tight, expecting them to “stretch” to fit.
  •     Your heel should fit comfortably in the shoe with a minimum amount of slippage.
  •     Walk in the shoe to make sure it fits and feels right. (Fashionable shoes can be comfortable!)

My advice - If the Shoe fits - Buy it in every color.

1 comment:

  1. Great practical shoe shopping tips! When I do as you say here, my shoe experience is more fun and my satisfaction a week later is much greater.

    Speaking of practical, when I get greedy for more of your blog, I go back exactly a year or two and read more. Last Feb 17, you introduced Jo Lynne Shane as a blogger from eastern Pennsylvania who can really help those of us who want to blend in. She is, you said, the girlfriend who keeps us updated with great looking outfits. After reading her blog for a year, she is everything you described and a whole lot more. She can style a pair of jeans like no one else can. She creates a wide range of every day "out and about" outfits for gals our age that blend in well while attracting a load of compliments. I look a lot better today than I did a year ago because of what she taught me. Thank you!