Here are 3 reasons why you should choose foot friendly shoes:
- Comfort comes first
- Walk naturally
- Don't 'deform' your feet
Get the perfect fit
Neither too big nor too small
Choose the size that is just right for your feet. It should be neither too small nor too big. (The exception is when you are buying shoes for a child. In that case, the shoes should be just a little bigger to accommodate the rapid growing of her feet.) Don't settle for the wrong size simply because you can't resist the price on offer; it's not worth it.
If wearing socks, try with them on
If you are going to wear the shoes with socks, it's a good idea to try them with the socks on, particularly if these are thick socks. Socks as thin as stockings may be negligible.
Wear flat shoes
Flat shoes are still the best, especially when you need to do a lot of walking. Low heeled shoes will give you feet ache after shopping for a while; high heeled ones cause that to happen even sooner.
Discard worn out shoes
Look out for signs of wear and tear in the shoes that you already own. Are the shoe soles wearing thin? Does one of the straps look like it may come off? If you only discard the shoes when that happens, you may be in the middle of something, out of your house. Unless you have brought along a spare pair of shoes, it can be rather inconvenient.