Your feet are another delicate and vital part of your body. It is necessary to protect them as well as keep it as comfortable as possible so that they can enable you to do more and be active as you carry on with your activities.
Be it walking, standing or working, if your feet are not sitting comfortably in your shoe, you may never be able to achieve any of these.
Just like a new pair of shoes can make you feel excited, they also add flavour to your overall appearance.
One significant fact that a lot of people tend to overlook is that your shoe is of high importance and can either make or mar your entire dressing. Your shoes reveal your personality as well as your taste, class and style.
Bearing this in mind, how do you pick the appropriate shoes that are both comfortable and flattery to your feet?
Here are a few things you need to put into consideration when picking your shoes:
- Know the specific size of your feet:
First and foremost, you must be aware of what size of shoe you wear so that once you visit a store, you can inform them the size of shoes you need to pick from. This makes shopping for shoes less stressful and more enjoyable for you. You should also find out the equivalent of these measurements, be it U.S, Euro or U.K. Sometimes these things can be confusing but once you know your exact measurement you are good to go.
- Try on the shoe for both foot:
Whenever you are in a shoe store, don’t be in a hurry to pick out shoes you like without trying them on. It is essential that you try on both feet of the shoe. On no account should you try on half a pair of the footwear believing or assuming that the other half will conform when you eventually try it afterwards. That’s a very wrong move! Maybe you haven’t realized this, but there are a lot of people who have confirmed that one particular foot is slightly bigger than the other. This is why you should always try on both feet before settling for any shoe. When you do, wriggle your toes in them so you could be sure of its comfort level.
- Be sure of the purpose:
It is necessary to take into cognizance the purpose for which you want to buy a particular shoe. This will definitely help you make the right decision about the type of shoe you want to buy. There are a whole variety of shoes ranging from corporate shoes, sneakers, wedges, sandals, pumps, and so on. They can be used for various occasions too. You also need to consider what outfit goes with what shoe, because putting on the right outfit with the wrong shoe is like leaving your ‘t’ uncrossed and your ‘i’ undotted. The right shoe is like icing on the cake.
- Heeled or flats, comfort is priority:
You cannot ignore the beauty of a heeled shoe and how it elongates your legs, giving you grace and lovely carriage, but you must remember to settle for comfortable heels. Hey! Just so you know, no rule states that you must wear a particular shoe for any specific occasion. Comfort is the new beauty. If you are going for heeled shoes, ensure you get ones that are as comfortable as possible. Also, you need to put into consideration the activities you will be involved in during the period you will have the shoes on. If you are going to stand for long, then it is of utmost importance for you to go for either comfortable heels, like wedge or full heels, or you could just go for flat shoes.
- Convenient colours:
Everyone has their colour and taste, and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that. It’s okay to be choosy when it comes to the colour of your shoe, but you need to make sure it compliments your skin tone and the outfit you are pairing it with. Take time to look out for appropriate colour combinations that blend for different occasions.
Remember your shoes are as important as your outfit and reflect your personality, so take time to get the right ones. Pamper your feet because healthy feet will do you good.
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