Below my advices for you:
1. Choose shoes according to the type and shape of your foot
Because there are so many different types and forms of feet and each of us is anatomically different! This is a measure that should not be set aside when choosing casual shoes, sports shoes or just the ones in which you spend the most time during the day.
Do you have, like most people, an “universal” foot? Great, you won’t care.
If you belong to the group of people with “atypical” feet, look for shoes that match your morphology. For example, if you tend to orient your feet inwards, choose shoes with reinforced soles on the inside of the forefoot and on the edge.
Check the wear of the shoes you wear the most. Look closely at the signs of wear on the sole. Pay attention to whether you distribute your body weight evenly on both feet, or if there are more worn areas. This will help you understand if you have a tendency to orient your feet in or out.
- Choose the shoes according to the use
Think about what the shoes will be for, how much time will you spend in them?
Will you wear them for a few hours every day, or only on weekends? If you’re looking for comfortable summer shoes that you will spend many hours a day in, it’s important that they are light. Pay attention to the material they are made of and the adhesion to the ground. Besides, make sure they are airy, ventilated and maybe waterproof if you need them.
- Choose depending on the level of your physical activity
The more you move, the more your shoes should be able to follow you. Especially if you are a dynamic person. The ideal choice are comfortable shoes, e.g. made of fabric.
- Choose the correct size of your shoes
Logic? And yet not always! Match the shoes to your feet, it won’t work the other way!
To be sure that your shoes fit perfectly, it is necessary to pay attention to the shape of the shoes adapted to the morphology of the foot. Since the feet are asymmetrical, often one is larger, smaller, wider or narrower. Always choose the size of the longer, wider foot, never narrower or smaller. Also, make sure not to measure your shoes in the morning, only in the afternoon, in the evening or after physical activity, e.g. a walk. Feet tend to swell during the day as you increase your physical activity. Therefore, do not buy shoes in the morning, because in the evening they may turn out to be too small.
- Adjust the shoes to your weight
An often overlooked and extremely important factor is taking your weight into account.
Why? Depending on your weight, your body doesn’t absorb shocks in the same way. It is therefore necessary to adjust the thickness of the sole.
In summary, the higher your weight, the thicker and more durable your soles should be. Additionally, if you don’t feel comfortable, it’s a good idea to use an insole that fits your needs.
If shoe shopping is a real pleasure for you and you are always happy with your new pair, then you probably follow the tips above. However, if the choice of footwear is a nightmare for you, think twice what mistakes do you make.
I hope you found this article useful and helpful.
Source: Based on the article by Allison Sieuros, published on leseclaireuses.com.