Wearing the wrong shoes can cause more than just sore feet, it can actually lead to significant pain, and time off from your favorite activities. At Pedestrian Shops, we understand that you can’t walk around with pillows on your feet to protect them, but you can wear comfortable shoes that still look good. This fall, you can employ a few tips to find footwear that will keep both your toes and your sense of style happy.
Finding The Right Fit
While super-high heels and pointy-toed shoes are fashionable, but they are less than ideal when it comes to the health of your feet. A majority of foot problems can be traced to poorly fitting shoes. Blisters, bunions, corns, and even ingrown toenails are often the result of shoes that are too small or too narrow, which is why getting a good fit is imperative.
To find shoes that fit properly, follow these key guidelines, or have one of our friendly associates assist you:
- There should be up to half of an inch between your longest toe and the end of the shoe.
- Shoes should not slide up or down on your heel as you walk; this is a sign that the shoe is too big.
- Look for womens shoes that use a soft and flexible material on the upper areas. Materials like leather can reduce any skin irritations.
- Avoid shoes with a toe box that is extremely narrow and pinches your toes together.
Most importantly, take the shoes for a walk when you are considering purchasing them. The balls of your feet should fit nicely into the widest part of the shoe. If the fit is not right, do not hesitate to ask for a different size or style.
The Right Style To Match
As cooler weather approaches, many people will be reaching for closed-toe boots and shoes to keep their toes cozy. You shouldn’t have to sacrifice the cute styles of summer shoes just because Mother Nature is turning down the temperature, however, and Pedestrian Shops is here to help! No-heel, mid-heel, and even comfortable high-heel options are available for those looking for the perfect winter-weather wear.
As you revamp your winter wardrobe, be sure to visit Pedestrian Shops to find the perfect footwear pairing that matches your style and protects your feet from the icy chill!
Find Your Fit Today
Our team at Pedestrian Shops is committed to helping customers find comfortable and stylish shoes this fall. To find your fit, please visit us at one of our two locations, or call us at (800) 906-4225.