6 Things To Keep In Mind Before Buying New Shoes

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When it comes to shopping, shoe shopping has got to be my favorite type. Between boots, flats, heels, and sandals, there are just so many beautiful pairs of shoes waiting to come home with you! However, to save money and be as comfortable as possible, there are six things you should keep in mind before buying that brand new pair of kicks.

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1. Shop At Night

At the end of the day, your feet will be slightly more swollen than they are when you wake up in the morning. If you shop for shoes in the evening, you know they’re going to fit you comfortably all day long.

2. Try On 2 Sizes

Most people have one foot that’s slightly larger than the other. For this reason, you should try on both a smaller and larger size, and opt for the larger one. For the foot that’s smaller, you can just add in an insole.

3. Go For Fit, Not Size

Most manufacturers vary their sizing, meaning that although you might be a size 7 in one brand, you could very well be an 8 1/2 in another. Try on multiple sizes and buy shoes based on their fit, not their numerical size.

4. Measure Width

When you’re in the store, compare the width of the shoe to the broadest part of your foot. If the shoe width is smaller than the width of your foot, there’s no sense in buying it.

5. Choose Sensibly

When considering a pair of shoes, think about the occasion or reason for buying them. If you have a job that causes you to constantly be on your feet, a narrow stiletto isn’t very realistic. If you’re looking for some height, opt for wedges or platforms instead of a stiletto.

6. Measure Your Feet

Did you know that our feet tend to grow longer and wider as we age? For this reason, you should measure your feet once every two years to have a more accurate idea of your actual foot size.

Thanks to Glamrs for sharing these great tips! Check out their video below to learn more about them.