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2 Methods That Can Determine the Right Shoe Size

Tuesday, 09 May 2023 00:00

There are a multitude of foot conditions that may develop when shoes that are worn do not fit correctly. These can include ingrown toenails, bunions, and plantar fasciitis. There are key factors to look for while purchasing shoes that can ensure a good fit. These can consist of making sure there is adequate room for the toes to move freely in, and the ball of the foot feels comfortable in the widest part of the shoe. Many people choose to measure their feet prior to going to the shoe store. This can be accomplished by standing on a sheet of paper without shoes, and tracing the length and width of your foot as accurately as possible. This is followed by using a conversion chart, which can determine the correct shoe size. Other people choose to use a Brannock device, which is found in the majority of shoe stores. Both of these methods are successful in figuring out the right shoe size. If you have questions about how to get your right shoe size, it is suggested that you confer with a podiatrist who can help you with the information you are seeking.

Getting the right shoe size is an important part of proper foot health. Seek the assistance of one of our doctors from Kitsap Foot & Ankle Clinic. Our doctors will provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

Getting the Right Shoe Size

There are many people who wear shoes that are the incorrect size, negatively affecting their feet and posture. Selecting the right shoes is not a difficult process, so long as you keep several things in mind when it comes to choosing the right pair.

  • When visiting the shoe store, use the tools available to measure your foot.
  • Be sure there is ‘wiggle room’. There should be about an inch between your toes and the tip of your shoes.
  • Do not always assume you are the same size, as manufacturers run differently.
  • Purchase shoes later in the day, as your feet swell as the day progresses.
  • If a shoe is not comfortable, it is not suitable. Most shoes can’t be ‘broken in’, and comfort should be the ultimate goal when it comes to choosing the right pair of shoes

As our feet hold our body weight and keep us moving, it is important to treat them right. Picking the right pair of shoes can provide your feet comfort and mobility without pain.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact one of our offices located in Bremerton and Port Orchard, WA . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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