Shoes take you to places and they have this unique magic of empowerment, no matter the style. This perfectly explains why people of all genders and races love shoes. However, no matter how much you love a pair, the most important thing when looking to buy new shoes is its fit. But how to find shoes that fit your feet like a glove? Read on.

Usual Size

What’s the size of the shoe you bought previously? This may sound like a no-brainer but still valuable. If you’re sure of the size you usually wear, start there.

Desired Shape/Silhouette

If there’s a shoe shape you’ve proven to suit you, that could be a good starting point when narrowing down your choices. For example, if pointed shoes work absolutely well with your feet’s shape or outfits, pick a few pairs of this style from your favorite stores and start picking out the ones with the best fit.

Don’t Forget the Socks

Socks take up space from your shoes that’s why you need to give them an important consideration, especially if you are planning to get walking or running shoes. Wear the same socks you intend to wear with the shoes you’re considering and surely, you can never go wrong.

Take the Shoes for a Test

Test wear the shoes by standing on them. Gently press the top of the shoe to check if there’s a half-inch allowance from your longest toe to the end of the shoe. This distance will provide room for your foot to press forward while walking. You could also wiggle your toes to make sure they can move freely as you go.

Trust your Judgement

When it comes to comfort level, no one best knows your preference as much as you do. Because not all shoe sizes are the same, always trust your inner self in weighing which shoes are comfortable and which are not.

Buying and finding shoes can be an overwhelming but fun activity (just like when you play free girl games). How to tell if shoes are too big? Keep in mind that you’re the best judge so trust your instincts and don’t buy a pair of shoes just because they are pretty but don’t really fit.

Betty is admittedly a shoe addict. She blogs about shoes and more.