Men's shoes... Women's shoes... There are so many different types of shoes in each categories, it makes it hard to decide on ones that will suit you. An important part of selecting a shoe is that it should fit you well without causing strains, as a good pair can take you far. Whichever type of shoe, these are some things you should take note of when choosing the right shoe size.
Before anything else, make sure you try on the shoes you are thinking of buying. Different manufacturers may have slight differences in shoe sizes for the same numbers, so if you are size 6 in one shop; you could be size 7 in another. When buying any types, buy them in the afternoon as your feet will be at their widest. It can expand up to half of a size. And especially with women's shoes, there are many that constrict the feet beyond its natural shape, such as long, pointed toes shapes. Try to find shoes that are more like the shape of your foot instead.
At the shoe shop, take your time to try on shoes. Try to go shoe shopping when you have ample time to shop because you would not want to be rushed to make a purchase. Taking your time allows you to try different shoes that may fit or look better on you. Walk up and down along the aisle and twirl, or any natural movements of the legs you may have while in shoes. Being able to do those with ease and comfort in a pair makes them a good fit.
If you think you have found a shoe that may suit you, make sure the shoe size there is about ¼ inch or 1cm of space between your longest toe and the end of the shoe. Your feet should be able to lie flat properly at the front and the sides. Wearing a shoe that scrunches up your feet can lead to crow's feet. In the meantime, your heels should fit into the shoe with a little space for slippage that allows you to wear it with ease. This will also prevent blisters from occurring. Get the right shoe size and you can walk comfortably with confidence.