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Proper Shoe Sizing

Tuesday, 16 May 2023 00:00

Getting the correct shoe size requires trying shoes on and walking around to ensure they are comfortable. Measuring the feet with a Brannock device, often available in most shoe stores or departments, or outlining the feet on paper and cutting them out to have a pattern to be compared to shoes can also help. Other recommendations for ensuring proper shoe size include making sure there is a thumb’s worth of room between the tip of the toes and the front of the shoe and a finger’s worth of space between the heel and the back of the shoe to prevent unwanted friction and a host of resulting foot problems. Wearing the socks intended to be worn with shoes when trying them on and trying on shoes later in the day, when feet are at their largest, can help in getting the correct shoe size and fit. If insoles in new shoes are not substantial and do not provide adequate cushioning, they can be swapped out for those providing extra support and comfort. If you are having trouble finding the best shoe size for your feet and you often have foot discomfort, it is suggested that you visit a podiatrist who can help you on your quest to find the right shoes.

Getting the right shoe size is an important part of proper foot health. Seek the assistance of Dr. Robert Binder from Robert P. Binder, DPM. Our doctor 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 our office located in Reseda, CA . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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