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Shopping for footwear can be easy for some but a real challenge for others. Trying to find a great pair of shoes or having to replace a few of our fave but battered ones on your current shoe rack is tough but necessary. So here are a few shopping tips when it comes to footwear.
Know Your Size
Knowing your size is important because it can help you find the right size or know where you need to be looking when it comes to the perfect fit. A lot of the sizes can differ when you go from store to store, but most will end up being the same. Don’t forget that not everyone’s feet are just about size. Some have issues with the width of their foot whilst others have a flat foot with no arch. These can all lead to different requests that are needed like getting womens extra wide calf boots. So know your sizing where possible to help cut out as much fuss as possible.
Find The Right Material For Your Feet
Depending on the health of your feet, some people may need a more breathable material, whether that’s because their feet sweat more or maybe you suffer from a foot condition like athlete’s foot, for example. Look at what materials have worked for you in the past and what hasn’t worked so well. Anything that’s going to suffocate your feet, and it’s ability to breathe is never going to be good but then you want a material that’s durable, or that might be water-proof. So finding a balance is tough, but it’s always worth doing trial and error when it comes to these things.
Invest In Quality
Quality is true for most things in life, and when it comes to footwear, it’s probably the one area where it makes the most difference. Considering that you’re putting constant pressure and movement into your shoes, you want them to last. And the only way that this can really happen is if it’s a level of high quality. Yes, it might cost more but it’s likely to be more effective in providing comfort but also the longevity that you’re after.
Go For Neutral Colors
Neutral colors aren’t going to clash, and when you’re buying shoes, you might want to consider going for colors that are more basic. That way, you can reduce the amount you buy because each pair of shoes will work well with a number of outfits. Black and brown are usually two that go well with most outfits. Make sure you have one of each in your wardrobe, whether that’s in the form of your boots or a court shoe.
When shopping for footwear, be sure to try everything on and that you’ve done the walk around the shops a few times. Ensure that the comfort is there, and you feel confident that this comfort isn’t just a temporary thing. Make sure the style works for you and your wardrobe, too, because that’s super important you guys!
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IslandChic77 is a blog/website where Kelly shares her knowledge and love for all things fashion, beauty, family, and health. She was born in Jamaica and raised in NYC, giving her an eclectic Caribbean-infused fashion sense.