Two Methods of Measuring Feet for Correct Shoe Size

Tuesday, 13 September 2022 00:00

Shoes may not feel comfortable and can lead to uncomfortable foot conditions if they are not the right size. That’s why getting the right shoe size can make it easier to complete daily activities. Research has indicated that approximately half of adults are wearing shoes that do not fit correctly, and this may be from the lack of knowledge of how to properly buy shoes. It is beneficial to shop for shoes at the end of the day, when the feet are at their largest. Additionally, it can help to wear the socks that would be worn with the shoes, and this may ensure a better fit. There are various methods of determining your correct shoe size. Many people choose to use the Brannock device which is found in the majority of shoe stores. There are some people who find it effective to place their foot on a piece of paper, and trace the outline of their foot. This is followed by measuring the outline with a ruler, and this will provide an approximate size by using a conversion chart. The width of the foot is just as important to measure as the length, and must be taken into consideration for a proper fit. If you have additional questions about how to measure your foot to purchase the correct size shoes, please address your concerns with a podiatrist who can provide the information that you require.

Getting the right shoe size is an important part of proper foot health. Seek the assistance of one of our podiatrists from Advanced Foot & Ankle Associates, PLLC. Our doctors will provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

Getting the Right Shoe Size

There are many people who wear shoes that are the incorrect size, negatively affecting their feet and posture. Selecting the right shoes is not a difficult process, so long as you keep several things in mind when it comes to choosing the right pair.

  • When visiting the shoe store, use the tools available to measure your foot.
  • Be sure there is ‘wiggle room’. There should be about an inch between your toes and the tip of your shoes.
  • Do not always assume you are the same size, as manufacturers run differently.
  • Purchase shoes later in the day, as your feet swell as the day progresses.
  • If a shoe is not comfortable, it is not suitable. Most shoes can’t be ‘broken in’, and comfort should be the ultimate goal when it comes to choosing the right pair of shoes

As our feet hold our body weight and keep us moving, it is important to treat them right. Picking the right pair of shoes can provide your feet comfort and mobility without pain.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact one of our offices located in Lake Worth and Aledo/Willow Park, TX . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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