Did you know that we frequently get the wrong shoe size, according to orthopedic experts? What exactly does this mean? You’re probably wondering how anyone could wear the wrong shoe size when it’s so painful and uncomfortable. Even minor stress in the foot can impair normal blood flow and result in foot deformity. When you initially put on a pair of shoes, they appear to be comfortable and you feel no strain. However, after wearing them for an extended period, you begin to notice an unpleasant tension in the foot. This demonstrates that your shoes are too small for you. To avoid this, first, measure your foot. Also, after buying a pair of shoes, try them on at home to ensure that they are appropriate for you and that they are truly comfortable.

The global average shoe size has changed significantly over the years. The average woman’s shoe size evolved as follows: in the early twentieth century, the average size in 1950 was 35, and today, the average size of a woman’s shoe is 39. Men’s shoe sizes have also changed dramatically. Men’s shoe sizes used to be 39-40, but the average shoe size for a man today is 43. So, what do you believe will happen in the next 50 or 100 years? According to specialists at Stacy Adams shoes, human height is increasing as a result of a healthy diet rich in vitamins and minerals. Also with the height, we are putting on weight, which implies that our feet must endure more weight, so our feet normally grow in size in tandem with our height and weight.

Here are the pointers by Stacy Adam Shoes to decide on the best shoes:

  • Bring a foot tracing with you. Place any shoes you intend to buy on top of the tracing. Do not try on the shoe if it is smaller or narrower than the tracing.
  • Shop for shoes in the afternoon because your foot naturally broadens during the day.
  • Wear the same socks you plan to wear with the shoes to the store.
  • Allow a salesperson to measure both of your feet — and have your feet analyzed every time you buy new shoes. Feet change as we age, becoming larger and wider. Purchase a size that fits the larger foot if one foot is larger than the other.
  • Put yourself in their shoes. Gently press the top of the shoe to ensure a half-inch gap between your longest toe and the end of the shoe. This gives your foot enough room to press forward as you walk. Squeeze your toes to ensure there is enough space.
  • Take a walk in the shoes to see how they feel. Is there sufficient space at the balls of the feet? Are the heels snug or do they pinch?
  • Believe in your sense of comfort over a shoe’s size or detail. Manufacturers’ sizes differ. And, regardless of how comfortable a commercial claim those shoes are, you are the ultimate judge.
  • Pay attention to both width and length. If the ball of your foot feels constricted in a particular shoe, inquire whether it is available in a larger size. Buying shoes, a half-size larger — but no wider — will not inevitably solve the problem.
  • Feel the inside of the shoes for any tags, seams, or other material that could annoy your foot.
  • Look at the soles. Are they strong enough to protect against sharp objects? Do they offer any kind of cushioning? As you walk around the shoe store, take note of how they feel. Try walking on both hard and soft surfaces to see how the shoe feels on each.

Each shoe model is thoroughly examined at Stacy Adam Shoes. We focus on the critical differences in size and features. We consider the shape and details because one footwear model may be better suited to those with narrower feet, whereas another model, such as high-top boots without a zipper, may be better suited to those with limited shins and low insteps.