Here’s a checklist to help you on your next shoe-shopping trip:
- Have your feet measured by a salesperson. Foot size typically increases with age.
- Have both feet measured. Often one foot is larger than the other. If that’s so, buy to fit the larger foot.
- Always try on both shoes.
- Shop after work or in the late afternoon. Since feet swell during the day, you want a fit that will be comfortable until you kick off your shoes at home.
- When you go shopping, take with you the socks or stockings you intend to wear with your new pair of shoes.
- When going for a test walk, step onto a hard surface, such as tile or concrete, before you make a selection. Walking on carpet does not give a true indication of comfort.
- Buy shoes that hug the heel and allow one half inch of room at the end of