Shoe Shops: Tips on Buying Shoes

Buying the right fit shoes is not rocket science. There are plenty of ill-fitting shoes walking around because their owners did not follow some basic rules in buying them. The number one rule is easy. Do not buy shoes early in the morning. It has been scientifically backed that our feet tend to swell throughout the day so it is best to buy a pair in the evening or late afternoon. More often than not, the shoes that are bought in the morning tend to cramp and pinch toes.

Whilst at the store, have a salesperson measure your feet. Most people have one foot bigger than the other and knowing this could prove helpful when buying a pair of shoes. If your other foot is indeed bigger than the other foot, settle for the bigger size and just add an inlay on the other pair if necessary. It would be better to use an inlay than settle for the smaller size and let your other foot suffer the pinching and cramping.

Try the shoes on and walk around them a bit. Your initial reaction should be “these shoes are comfortable” and not “oh I can break them in to fit well later.” There is no such thing as “breaking-in” a pair of shoes not counting ballet toe shoes. If the shoes do not fit well and comfortable whilst still at the store, then there’s no way they will feel comfortable later. Do not settle for a “little tight” or a “little lose fit”. The shoes should fit snugly- no slipping of heels and no side to side sliding of feet.

Make sure you are wearing socks, tights or hosiery that you intend to wear with the shoes. You would be surprised at the different shoe fit you will get when you wear a pair of shoes wearing sheer nylon hose against thick tights. Do not try on a pair of shoes on bare feet if you intend to use the shoes even for light dancing. You would not want to lose a shoe whilst dancing would you?

Do not opt for some fancy material shoes that would bode well for a costume party and not for everyday wear. Avoid synthetic materials that are stiff and do not “breath”. Buy for quality. If your budget allows it, choose soft leather or quality synthetic ones. Avoid unyielding cheap plastics as they could inhibit air circulation in your feet which could encourage bacteria growth thereby leading to foot odour or worse, athlete’s foot.

Make sure you know what type of feet you have- low-arched; average-arched or high-arched. High-arched feet would bode well with cushioned in-step. Average-arched feet should look for shoes that offer stability. People with low arches should look for shoes that offer motion control. These classification works well when choosing running or training shoes.

In a nut shell, always choose quality shoes over cheap ones. This is not saying that you should go overboard with your shoe budget. As long as the basic requirements are met and the pair of shoes is within your budget, then go for it.


Women's Shoes - Trendy Online Shopping for 2011

As a woman, you are always right on cue with the latest in fashion trends. Likewise, you stay up on the hottest in women's shoes to compliment each of your fashion-forward outfits. Like the icing on a cake, shoes are really the finishing touch to each and every outfit. This is why it is so important to own and wear the latest and greatest in footwear throughout the 2011 season. The best and most efficient way to find the latest women's shoes at the best price is to head to your home computer to do some online shopping for your footwear. The Internet is full of ideas and trends that will steer you in the right direction for all the best clothing and footwear. From the latest in summer fashion trends to the hippest spring trends, you can find everything you need inshoes through each of the year's seasons. You will love fabulous footwear that fits the bill for both fashion and function-let your feet have fun while looking fabulous at the same time!

1- Consider the Venue

When choosing the best footwear, think of where you will be wearing your new show stopping pumps or flats. Do you need sky high heels for those fancy dinner parties and events you regularly attend or do you she need casual items for a walk in the park? For most women, both scenarios present an opportunity for a great shoe. Consider buying transitional footwear, which will help in almost every occasion-and will help you to be prepared for any surprise. shoes with unique designs and finishes like faux snakeskin are a huge trend in 2011 and you are sure to impress. They are easy to wear and take the occasion of getting dressed for an event to a fun level. Just put on your best shoe and go-it's just that easy!

2- Find Footwear to Suit your Personality

Often, we as women become tired of wearing the same items over and over each day. We can get stuck in a rut or routine and it can become difficult to find footwear to wear each morning. Mix up your selections and pick up shoes in bright shades and colors that are sure to make you feel happy and energized-and get you noticed. Try a bright coral or red shade in the summer months to add a fun pop to that next backyard barbeque. Make sure you have plenty of options to choose from in your closet, which will allow you to change your footwear as the weather and your mood changes. Stock up on basics and then go from there-the sky is the limit!

3- Be Sure to Have Fun with your Footwear

You will often find that while basics are great to own and wear for casual occasions, it's also exciting to have fun, too. Shopping online is a great way to find footwear for your daily life that follows all the trends in the fashion world today. You are sure to find unique items that no one else owns and you won't risk showing up to an even wearing the same items as someone else.

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