Squeeze, aches and distress in heels?
Shoes that are too tight, too loose, or without enough support, can lead to unwanted stress on the feet. Women’s most common error when shoe shopping is that they buy too small shoes.
But we just love the heels.
Here are few tips on how to choose the right shoes:
Don’t Buy the Highest Heels
Moderate heels are better for the feet. Heels shift the weight on your foot and toes. Too steep heels can cause problems all the way to your neck. Heels change your posture and make your steps shorter. Long-term use of high heels can cause calluses, bunion and nerve compression.
Go Shoe Shopping in the Afternoon
The foot is shorter in the morning and swells to maximum during the day. When you buy shoes in the afternoon, the size will more likely to be correct.
Find out the Right Size
You’ll find out the right size by standing on a sheet of paper and drawing the outline of your foot. You should have 1/2 inch of space between your longest toe and the tip of the shoe. A narrow toe box can cause the foot to take the shape of the shoe
Detailed instructions on how to measure your foot about.com
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It’s not enough that you have the right size shoes, you also need the right size socks. If your socks are too small they pull your toes together and may cause the feeling that your shoes are too tight.
When trying on new shoes, wear the socks that you would normally wear with the shoes that you are buying.
Take a Closer Look at the Material
The material of the shoe should breathe. Always avoid faux leather if possible. If the shoes don’t breathe your feet may be exposed to infections more easily.
Remember the Heel Cup
The shoes heel cup is usually designed with robustness, in order to preserve the shape. Ha
rd heel cup is usually responsible for abrasions and pain in the heel.
The best alternative is to choose shoes where the lining is made of leather or suede. Natural materials are more flexible than synthetic and will adapt to the shape of your foot.
Take a Test Walk
Standing and taking a few steps is not enough. Try how it feels like to walk properly in heels on a hard floor.
Close your eyes; it helps you to concentrate on how your feet feel. Do you feel pressure or tightness in the toes.