Top Tips On Shopping for Wide Fitting Shoes

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I’ve always had large wide feet. When I left Primary School my feet were a size 6. It wasn’t much fun playing around with my clown feet. All my friends had cool shoes but mine were just big and clumpy.

Now I’m a size 8/9. It’s not much fun as an adult trying to find shoes that fit either. Most high street shops stop at size 8. At work, I have to wear safety boots and mine are the men’s ones. I couldn’t squeeze my wide and rather long feet into the women’s safety boots.

I know there are women out there like me who dread the high street shopping for wide fit shoes. But lucky nowadays with online shopping, it’s opened up a whole new world that is so much closer to home. With just a few clicks you can buy some wide fit shoes in an instant, and have them delivered straight to your door.

Top Tips On Shopping for Wide Fitting Shoes

Buying Wide Fitting Shoes

Here are my top tips for buying wide fitting shoes:

  • Most people have one foot slightly larger than the other, so fit your shoe to the larger foot.
  • Choose a shoe that is shaped like your foot.
  • Don’t select shoes by the marked size, but by how it feels on your foot. So get out there and try them all on!
  • Walk around in the shoes to make sure they fit and feel comfortable.
  • Don’t buy shoes that feel too tight.
  • Make sure the ball of your foot fits comfortably into the widest part of the shoe.
  • Have your feet measured in store.
  • Look for shoes with wide toes, not the pointy kind.
  • Lace-up shoes are great for having the shoe as wide as you need.

You may have wide feet due to swelling or bunions, and you mustn’t wear tight and restricting shoes, or you could cause further damage. So please get your feet measured regularly if you have these conditions and get yourself a nice pair of comfy fitting shoes.

Thanks for stopping by today, I hope these tips have proved useful to you.

rachel bustin
Thank you for sharing

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