Money cannot buy happiness, but it can buy new shoes!
Rightly said that footwear can make or break an outfit. Choosing the correct shoe is crucial. For a party you’d want jazzy heels, but for work your pick would be classy nude peeptoes.
But guilty as charged, we all have given in to temptation and bought shoes that look pretty and aren’t very comfortable. If you have ever regretted an impulse shoe shopping, here’s some help.
Read these 5 shoe shopping tips to pick the correct shoe that doesn’t hurt.
1. Shop for the occasion
Keep in mind the occasion you’re buying the shoes for. If it’s your bestie’s wedding, you’d want comfortable wedges or kitten heels so that you can run around, dance and look stylish. If you’re buying formal shoes, try picking subtle flats. You’d be spending long hours at work and want maximum comfort for your feet.
Stilettos look super stylish, but their utility is limited. Whenever you’re buying heels make sure you try walking in them first. Choose a neutral color, so that it can be value for money.
2. Get the right size
Shoes are made in standard sizes, but there are high chances that your foot size isn’t standard. It is essential to get your foot size measured by an experienced footwear salesman.
When buying shoes of any kind, keep in mind that the shoe might expand a little so you should pick the size accordingly. It is always suggested that you go for shoe shopping in the afternoon, because your feet are expanded maximum during the afternoon hours.
3. Choose the correct heels
Heels can make women go weak in the knees. But we suggest you be a smart shopper and choose heels as per your requirement and comfort.
Not everyone can carry pencil heels. You can opt for block heels instead. They look stylish and are rather comfortable. Kitten heels are also a great alternative.
Flatforms are also making a huge style statement. Super stylish and comfortable, you can flaunt them with formal as well as casual wear.
4. Look for important features
Many times we forget to check the sole of the shoe. It is the sole that’ll make contact with ground, so make sure it is of a good material. It is advised to buy shoes which have groves, so that they’ll prevent you from falling or tripping. Feel the midsoles with your hand for cushioning and softness.
- The Wiggle Rule
“Don’t buy a shoe if you cannot wiggle your toes in it” – that’s the wiggle rule. Footwear experts say that if your toe is rounded or doesn’t have space to move in the shoe, don’t buy it.
5. Comfort over style always
We all want to look stylish, but not at the cost of comfort. People wear utterly uncomfortable shoes, but then at the end of the day it causes pain and discomfort.
Whether it is heels or flats, ensure maximum comfort. Invest a little extra, especially in heels, but never compromise on comfort. Make sure the sole is padded, the straps are soft, and the heel is perfectly balanced.
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Hoping these tips are useful and you’ll be able to make a smart choice on your next shopping spree. Stay connected with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram for more such tips and the latest in fashion, beauty, and lifestyle.