There’s always a major test your shoes should pass: Slide your index finger between your heel and the heel of your shoes. – Your finger should fit snugly, but not too tight or loose. If it is tight, chances are you need a bigger size. If it is too loose, go one size down.
Bigger (but not excessively larger) are a better bet. Slightly bigger shoes can be made to fit adequately by inserting a cushioned insole or an orthotic. Smaller, tight shoes can cause even more problems.
Stand up and make sure there is 3/8″ or 1/2″ (about the width of your finger) between your longest toe (usually the second toe) and the end of the shoe. Always stand and walk around in the shoes to see if they are comfortable, fit well, and don’t chafe or rub anywhere. Your heel should not slip or slide while walking.
Online Buying Guide
While there are many bricks and mortar stores that sell shoes for cheap, when it comes to shoe shopping, nothing beats online retailers. Without the costs of maintaining physical stores, online retailers can sell shoes for cheaper than physical stores. They can also carry a broader range of styles and sizes.
Steps to Measure Shoe Size for Online Shopping
- Put on a pair of socks.
- Place one foot on the paper.
- Draw outline of your foot.
- Now mark the longest and widest part of your feet.
- Repeat the similar procedure for other foot.
- Measure the longest & widest point from the outline of your foot.