You can find a lot of great deals on cheap shoes online but sometimes it can be hard to determine what size to purchase. You can eliminate this problem by visiting a store in your area and trying on a similar pair of shoes to see what size fits best. You don’t have to find the exact style of shoe but if you can find another shoe made by the same brand that usually works just as well.
For example, if you find a pair of Skecher shoes online that you really like for a great price simply go to a shop that has Skechers and try them on. This will give you a pretty good idea of what size to order. If you read some of the shoe reviews online a lot of people will mention if they think the shoes run small or big. Of course, everybody has different feet so it’s really best to try them on in person if you can afford the time to make an extra stop during your daily errands.
If you do end up trying on shoes be sure to stop later in the day. As the day goes on your feet swell making them larger in size than they would be in the morning or early afternoon hours. If you try on shoes too early you may end up purchasing a pair that feels too small. You also want to make sure you try on the shoes with the same of type of socks you’ll be wearing with the shoes. For instance, you wouldn’t want to wear athletic socks with dress shoes or nylons with a pair of winter boots.
Also, if for some reason you can’t find a pair of shoes that feel comfortable you may want to try insoles, shoe inserts or orthotics. Orthotics are shoe inserts that are custom-made for your feet. These special inserts are designed to keep your feet from feeling tired if you walk long distances or stand for long periods of time. They are popular with people who have to work long hours on their feet such as nurses and waitstaff. You may also need to get special inserts or insoles for dress shoes because they typically come with less cushion than running or athletic-type shoes.
The shoes should feel comfortable as soon as you put them on. Don’t think you need to spend several days or weeks to break them in. Athletic shoes should allow your feet to breathe as the many sweat glands in your feet will cause a lot of distress to you and everyone else in the room when you take off your shoes. For some kinds of shoes you might need to choose fashion over comfort and vice versa. Keep in mind how much time you’ll be spending on your feet and for what purpose and this will help you make a decision on what type of shoe is best.