A Step-by-Step Guide on Making Sure Your Shoe Fits

A Step-by-Step Guide on Making Sure Your Shoe Fits

It can be tempting to save time and buy a shoe that doesn't feel like a perfect fit but feels good enough. Or it can be even more of a time-saver to stay in the comfort of your own home and have a pair of nice-looking shoes shipped straight to your door.

But Red Moose implores you to take the time to get a proper fit and buy what not only looks good, but feels good too. After all, a properly fit shoe can keep your feet from having all sorts of painful issues down the road.

Here is a step-by-step guide to make sure your shoe fits perfectly.

1. Get Professionally Sized

You're likely familiar with that silver and black metal device that you can use to have your shoe size measured. That's called a Brannock Device, and it not only measures the length of your foot, but the width and arch length as well. This is information that the expert staff at the shoe store can use to make sure you get a proper, comfortable fit.

2. Listen to the Advice

The other advantage of working with a professional is that they know nuances of different shoes. They know which ones run big or small, so it's best to heed their advice.

3. Get Fit in the Afternoon or Evening

Your feet swell a bit as the day goes on, so it's best to get fit later in the day. If you go in the morning, you may find that your shoes end up being too tight.

4. Have Both Feet Measured

It is estimated that 60% percent of people have one foot slightly larger than the other, which usually doesn’t affect shoe size. However, if there is a half-size difference between your feet, size for the larger foot.

5. Get the Correct Toe Shape for Your Foot

The Toe Box is where your toes reside in a shoe. The shape of the Toe Box plays an important role in how comfortable the shoe is. If your foot is wider or you have wide toes, you'll want a more rounded and spacious Toe Box. Long and narrow fits with pointed toes can be uncomfortable if you have a wide foot or toes.

Once you're set with your shoes, be sure to browse Red Moose's full line of shoe-care products to extend the life of your shoes and keep them looking their best!

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