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Many Aspects to Finding the Right Shoe Size

Research has shown that not all shoes are made the same. This may affect shoe size and can vary from one type of shoe to the other. People who sell shoes stress the importance of knowing what the width and flex point is. The flex point is where the shoe bends at its widest point and this may be obvious when the shoes are tried on. Additionally, it is wise to know what type of instep you have as this could rule out or confirm specific types of shoes to be worn. The type of material that the shoe is made of may help to decide your purchase. Materials like leather will break in differently from a mesh or canvas upper part of the shoe and will fit differently. It is suggested to try shoes on at the end of the day when the feet are at their largest. The most important thing to look for when trying new shoes on is the level of comfort. All shoes will fit differently so when you find a pair that fits your feet like Cinderella’s slipper, it may be wise to purchase them. If you would like additional tips about getting the right shoe size, please confer with a podiatrist.

Getting the right shoe size is an important part of proper foot health. Seek the assistance of Dr. Richard T. Bauer from Summit Foot & Ankle. Our doctor will provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

Getting the Right Shoe Size

There are many people who wear shoes that are the incorrect size, negatively affecting their feet and posture. Selecting the right shoes is not a difficult process, so long as you keep several things in mind when it comes to choosing the right pair.

  • When visiting the shoe store, use the tools available to measure your foot.
  • Be sure there is ‘wiggle room’. There should be about an inch between your toes and the tip of your shoes.
  • Do not always assume you are the same size, as manufacturers run differently.
  • Purchase shoes later in the day, as your feet swell as the day progresses.
  • If a shoe is not comfortable, it is not suitable. Most shoes can’t be ‘broken in’, and comfort should be the ultimate goal when it comes to choosing the right pair of shoes

As our feet hold our body weight and keep us moving, it is important to treat them right. Picking the right pair of shoes can provide your feet comfort and mobility without pain.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office located in Latham, NY . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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