How to Buy High Heels that Really Fit Posted in: Blog – Tags: ,

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

Women’s Shoe Size Conversion Chart
US Sizes Euro Sizes UK Sizes Inches CM
4 35 2 8.1875″ 20.8
4.5 35 2.5 8.375″ 21.3
5 35-36 3 8.5″ 21.6
5.5 36 3.5 8.75″ 22.2
6 36-37 4 8.875″ 22.5
6.5 37 4.5 9.0625″ 23
7 37-38 5 9.25″ 23.5
7.5 38 5.5 9.375″ 23.8
8 38-39 6 9.5″ 24.1
8.5 39 6.5 9.6875″ 24.6
9 39-40 7 9.875″ 25.1
9.5 40 7.5 10″ 25.4
10 40-41 8 10.1875″ 25.9
10.5 41 8.5 10.3125″ 26.2
11 41-42 9 10.5″ 26.7
11.5 42 9.5 10.6875″ 27.1
12 42-43 10 10.875″ 27.6

Socks Matter

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.
How to Buy High Heels that Really Fit

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.

Choose More Comfortable Shoes

If you are planning on dancing the night away 6 inch stiletto heels might not be the ideal pair for you. There are more comfortable choices to choose from like platforms, wedges and sturdier heels.

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