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Shoe Fitting Tips

• Try shoes on at the end of the day.

 

• Try the shoes on with the thickest socks you might wear with those shoes.

 

• Measurements should be taken while you are standing.

 

• Have both feet measured. Most people have one larger foot. Fit to the large one.

 

• The longest toe should be a finger's breadth from the end of the toe box.

 

• The counter around the heel should be reasonably snug.

 

• The forefoot should not be crowded.

 

• The foot should not budge over the sole.

 

• Do not worry about the stated "size" of the shoe. Worry about the "fit." It does not matter that you wore a size 7 when you were 22 and the clerk is telling you to try a size 9. Only Cinderella always wears the same size shoe. Your foot size will change as you grow older. Also, sizes vary between brands.

 

• Do not buy a shoe if it feels too tight. It will NOT stretch to fit your foot.

  

• The life of a shoe ranges from 300km to 900km dependent upon body weight, activity, injury and the purpose of the shoe.

  

  

  

  

  

 

 

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