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Monday, June 17, 2013

Advice- Wrong Size?

 I love wearing high heels and the question I most often get asked is "Don't your feet hurt from walking in those all day?" My response is usually "no"....

The big secret to being able to walk in heels, apart from balance is that I wear the correct size shoe. Years ago, back when I worked at a shoe company I learned that a lot of people (especially women) wear the wrong shoe size.

It seems like a crazy idea, but it is true. If you haven't already done so (within the last couple of years) you should go get your foot measured. Most department stores offer the service for free in their shoe departments and it is a painless quick thing. Then once you know your shoe size, stick to it.

 I mean we have all done it, myself included....we've seen that amazing pair of shoes that we had to have that just happened to be on SALE (always on sale) that was just half a size too big or too small . What did we do? We got them even though they didn't fit.

I'm telling you right now (from experience) it isn't worth it. If a shoe does not fit your foot properly it is going to cause blisters, and could eventually cause further damage to your feet. If they hurt, you won't wear them and what's the point of having amazing shoes if you can't wear them out?

 Heels, sandals, wedges and flats should fit your fit perfectly with little room to spare. Work out shoes on the other hand should be a half size bigger than your regular shoe size, because depending on the type of work outs you do, your feet may swell. My advice would be to get your foot measured again when you buy work out shoes and to buy them from a place where the staff can advise you, at least the first time.

Heels aren't for everyone but I assure you, if you wear the correct size you will most definitely be able to wear them for a longer period of time and your feet will thank you!

Just for fun here are some very pretty strappy sandals that are on my wish list! Happy Monday!

Saint Laurent Jerry Sandal found here!

1 comment:

  1. I recently bought a new pair of running shoes and had my stride analyzed because I was experiencing some pain in my shins and feet. Not only did they recommend a shoe with a specific amount of support, but they also informed me that I've been wearing shoes a whole size too small! You wouldn't think that would make a big difference, but I can tell you with athletic shoes it absolutely does. Now all my other shoes feel too small. Oh well, guess I'll just have to buy new ones :)