The size and shape of your feet change from year to year. Over time, your feet become wider and longer and the natural padding under your heel and forefoot thins. Years of use also flatten your arches and stiffen your feet and ankles. You size can also change because of weight loss and gain. There are many other factors
Most experts agree on the following:
1. Once a year measure both feet by length and width. Both feet may not be exactly the same size. Select the shoe size that fits your largest foot.
2. When you try new shoes, wear the kind of socks or stockings that you intend to wear with them. Avoid socks and stockings that bunch up or are too tight.
3. Make sure that the widest part of your foot comfortably fits the widest part of the shoe.
Test shoes by standing on one foot at a time. Wiggle your toes and stand on your tiptoes. Shoes should bend at the same place where your foot bends.
4. Never buy a shoe thinking it needs to be stretched out or "broken in" before it is comfortable. Purchase a shoe that is comfortable right from the start.
5. Be sure that you have one-half inch of space from the end of your longest toe to the tip of the shoe.
6. Some experts state buying your shoes at the middle or end of the day to account for normal swelling.
There are many variable to getting the best possible fit. Toe length and width are only two of those variables. Always remember that measuring the feet is just the first step in finding the correct size.
When shopping for shoes always make sure to tell your salesperson what type of shoe you are looking for and what kind of problems if any you are having. At Ensor’s Comfort Shoes will will try to help you pick out the best style(s) to meet your needs.