What Shoes to Choose: The Right Fit for the Right Feet
by: Jenny Khoo
The standards to follow in buying a pair of shoes does not merely rely on the looks but also rely on the feel it gives on the feet. Everyday we walk with our feet and our shoe or any footwear; the two are almost inseparable at outdoors. It is just important to have them working comfortably. Here are the basics to shoe-shopping.
One of the most overused, if not abused part of our body are probably our feet. It is literally given heavy workload. Because it is the base, it has to support the entire human built, not to mention those extra pounds that many people keep. It also walks us a mile or more, used to kick and push, and some more tedious functions. The irony however, is that while our feet work too heavily, they receive too little of care and are more so often neglected until the day comes they call for your attention by giving you pain and similar discomforts. To avoid such, there is actually one good way of pampering the feet by choosing just the right type of shoes and other footwear.
The psychology behind the use of shoes and other footwear should actually be to protect the feet while doing various activities, although many people have begun to wear them for fashion and décor, compromising the protective purposes of a shoe. This should not be the case because aesthetic and protective values of the shoes can be well incorporated to bring both glam and safeguard the feet as well. The key is to choosing the right fit for the right feet no matter what type of footwear one uses.
Wearing nothing but the best shoes is essential to maintain foot health and some shoes are even use to correct some foot disorder. Basically, the characteristics of the shoes you should buy will depend largely on what it is intended for; should it be used for running, for casual events, or for mere day to day activities. However, general guidelines will guide you on how to choose the right shoes for you.
First consideration should be the shoe construction. The shoes must be made of materials that allow the feet to breathe and molds perfectly unto it. The soles should be strong and flexible enough with a good gripping surface. Insoles have to be cushioned to absorb the blows when walking on hard surfaces. The arch should disperse weight over a wider area for a better balance. Shoes with rigid designs should be given extra support.
The second to note when buying a pair of shoes is the perfect fit. Never force to buy much less wear ill-fitting footwear. If shoes have grown smaller in time, never attempt to wear them any further. Also, it would be important to have your feet be measured when buying shoes after sometime because your feet might have grown. Normally, the feet may not be perfectly symmetrical in size; it’s a must to choose the bigger size as reference. When you are out to shop for shoes, the best time to do so is in late afternoon. This is because the feet swell the most from all the day’s work and you can have the right fit during this time.
Although the feet are the lowest part of your body, it should receive ample if not the highest care. And so, one should choose nothing but the best quality footwear that assures they get your feet not just stylish but more importantly, hazard-free.