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How to Find Your Perfect Shoe Size

Finding the right shoe size is essential for comfort, foot health, and overall well-being. A poorly fitting shoe can lead to aches, pains, and even long-term problems. Begin by measuring your feet regularly, as their size can change over time. Using a Brannock device is an accurate method of obtaining the right shoe size. While trying on shoes, it is important to know that sizes can vary between brands and styles, so do not solely rely on the number. Pay attention to how the shoe feels. There should be enough room for your toes to wiggle, and the shoe should neither squeeze nor slip off your heel. Consider the shape of your feet, whether you have a high or low arch and any specific needs such as orthotic inserts. Walking around in the shoes can help to ensure they do not cause discomfort or pressure points. Keep in mind that your feet may slightly swell during the day, so it is wise to shop for shoes later in the afternoon. Prioritizing comfort and fit over style can help you to find the perfect shoe size. If you would like additional information about how to determine your correct shoe size, it is suggested that you speak to a podiatrist.

Getting the right shoe size is an important part of proper foot health. Seek the assistance of one of our podiatrists from Comprehensive Footcare Clinic - Hawaii. Our doctors will provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

Getting the Right Shoe Size

There are many people who wear shoes that are the incorrect size, negatively affecting their feet and posture. Selecting the right shoes is not a difficult process, so long as you keep several things in mind when it comes to choosing the right pair.

  • When visiting the shoe store, use the tools available to measure your foot.
  • Be sure there is ‘wiggle room’. There should be about an inch between your toes and the tip of your shoes.
  • Do not always assume you are the same size, as manufacturers run differently.
  • Purchase shoes later in the day, as your feet swell as the day progresses.
  • If a shoe is not comfortable, it is not suitable. Most shoes can’t be ‘broken in’, and comfort should be the ultimate goal when it comes to choosing the right pair of shoes

As our feet hold our body weight and keep us moving, it is important to treat them right. Picking the right pair of shoes can provide your feet comfort and mobility without pain.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office located in Honolulu, HI . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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