Tips for Trying on your Shoes


  1. Feet swell over the course of the day, so to insure a proper fit, always try on shoes later in the day.

  2. Always try on both shoes. Most people have a slight size variance from one foot to the other. Obviously, the larger of the two will dictate which size you actually need.

  3. Be sure to stand and walk a bit in the shoes.

  4. Wear the socks you'd normally wear with the shoes you're trying on.

  5. Don't allow for a "breaking in" period. Shoes should be comfortable when you first wear them.

  6. There should be just a bit of space between your heel and the heel of your shoe. Too much is bad, but the heel of the shoe should not be rubbing, or pressing into your skin.

  7. You should be able to move your toes freely in the shoes. Shoes that constrict or pinch your toes will make you miserable fast, and can lead to painful, and more serious problems down the road.