Almost every foot conditions or problem; from the severe to the common issues of ankle and foot can be traced back to either poor quality, inappropriate or/and poorly fitting shoes. As a matter of fact, Chiropodists do agree that the quality and correctly shoe fitting play a significant role on your feet every time and every day.

It is paramount to choose a quality durable shoe that will keep your feet comfortable and protected. If a shoe does not fit properly, it may cause hammertoes, calluses, corns, bunions, and other disabling foot conditions.

Below are some shoe fitting tips that will surely help you reduce the foot problem risks when shopping for new shoes.

  1. Do not force your feet into a pair of shoes to conform to its shape. All the shoes you purchase should conform to your foot shape.


  1. Fit the shoes using your largest foot. It is important to note that many people have one foot larger than the other.


  1. Measure your foot every time you are purchasing a pair of shoes. It is important to remember that shoe size increases as you get older.


  1. If a particular pair of shoes feel tight, do not purchase them. There is nothing like ‘break-in-period.’


  1. Many high-heeled shoes have a narrow toe box, or it is pointed, which crowd toes and forces them into an unnatural shape. For this reason, if the height of the heels increases, all toes experience an increase in pressure, which may even be double or triple the force placed on the forefoot. To avoid this problem, limit the heel height to a maximum of two inches.


  1. The shoes should be fitted sensibly to your toes and heels


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  1. It is important to remember that shoe sizes differ greatly among different brands and styles. Therefore, you should choose your shoes based on fitting rather than the marked size.


  1. When selecting a shoe, you should include half-inch space from the end of the longest toe to the end of the shoe.


  1. It is wise to try new shoes after the end of the day. This is because feet often swell up after a long day full of activities.


  1. Always try both shoes and ensure that you are comfortable walking around with them.


  1. After wearing a pair of shoes, you should be able to wiggle all toes.