Fashion & Style
24 August 2016

If the shoe fits: The importance of wearing shoes that fit

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by Gaby Smith - 1 Comment
If the shoe fits: The importance of wearing shoes that fit

People are often stressing out over their tops, their bottoms, their accessories, and their hair, but how about shoes? Sure, the style is usually what we judge, but how about how well it fits? Most likely everyone has experienced buying a pair of shoes after only trying it on for a few seconds, only to realize later that it eventually becomes painful to the feet. Wearing shoes that fit is extremely important to both your physical well-being and mental well-being.

Physical well-being: Size is not the only factor in deciding whether a shoe fits. It is common knowledge that everyone has different foot sizes, but we also have different foot shapes. Wearing shoes that don’t complement your foot shape can cause stress fractures, callouses, hammertoes, bunions, and more. To remedy this, many people simply wear a bandage or a thick pair of socks to prevent the shoes from grating the feet. However, this is only a short-term solution, not to mention one that is very troublesome and inconvenient. In the long run, you’re going to want shoes that are not so poorly fitted.

Mental well-being: How well the shoe fits does not only apply to your feet. The shoe should also fit the activity you’ll be using it in. If you have plans to go jogging every morning, make sure

to buy shoes that have proper cushioning and flexibility. The material should be soft and breathable, so it does not

cause irritation to the skin. It is also good to look for arch support inside the shoe, and a means of adjustment on the upper side of the shoes. Straps and laces are both means of adjustment.

Stylish shoes do not have to be uncomfortable, as so many people tend to believe. You just need to keep looking and pay closer attention to how the shoe feels while you are trying it on. Walk around and make sure your heel does not slide around. One of the best ways to tell if a shoe fits you is to match the sole of the shoe with your own foot. Does the shape and size resemble your own foot? If not, there are plenty of other shoes in which to spree!

Gaby Smith

Gaby Smith

Gaby, a practicing nomad, has been an entertainment buff for decades. She has published articles in US Weekly and is a member of several of lifestyle blogs including Jaribo. She currently lives in Rumford, Maine, with her husband, three kids and two dogs.

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  1. Amber Carter says:

    OMG yes!! Try wearing heels that are too tight. Still remember days like those.

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