When it comes to buying shoes, there are some common mistakes that people make that can lead to discomfort, blisters, and even injury in some cases. Whether you're buying shoes for work, exercise, or everyday wear, it pays to know what not to do. Here are some top mistakes to avoid when buying shoes:
Skipping the size check: Just because you wear a certain size in one brand doesn't mean you'll wear the same size in another. A shoe that's the wrong size can lead to painful blisters and if it’s too big it can cause your foot to slide around and potentially twist. Make sure to read the Size Guide on our online store to determine your true size.
Buying cheap shoes: It can be tempting to buy the cheapest pair of shoes you can find, but keep in mind that quality shoes can last longer, provide better support, and be more comfortable overall. Invest in a good pair of shoes that fit well and are made from quality materials.
Ignoring your arches: The arches of your feet are important when it comes to finding the right shoes. If you have high arches, look for shoes with extra arch support. On the other hand, if you have flat feet, look for shoes with more cushioning.
Assuming all shoes are the same: Different activities require different types of shoes. Running shoes are different than walking shoes, and work shoes are different than casual shoes. Make sure to buy shoes that are appropriate for the activity you'll be doing.
Not considering the environment: Think about the weather and terrain in which you'll be wearing your shoes. If you live in a rainy climate, look for shoes with good traction and water resistance. If you'll be walking on rough terrain, opt for shoes with durable soles.
By avoiding these common mistakes, you'll be well on your way to finding the perfect pair of shoes that fit well, feel great, and last a long time. Happy shopping!