Finding the Right Shoe Size
Investing in the right shoes is also investing in one’s own foot health. To find shoes that are the right size, be sure have both of the feet measured when shopping, wear the same socks you intend to wear with the shoes, and spend time walking around in the shoes to determine how they feel on your feet. Examine the inside of the shoes and the soles. Trust in your own sense of comfort and not in a shoe’s size or description, as sizes differ between manufacturers and brands.
Getting the right shoe size is important for overall foot health. If you have any concerns about shoe size, please contact Dr. Greg Khaimov, DPM of Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee, LLC. Dr. Khaimov will answer any of your foot and ankle questions.
Getting the right shoe size
Sometimes it may be difficult finding the right shoe size because shoe sizes tend to vary depending on the brand and company you are considering. A size 6 for one brand may be a size 7 in another. Although many people know their exact shoe size, shoe size can vary within two sizes depending on where they shop.
When shoe shopping, it is best to try on the shoe and walk around for a bit to see how it fits and how it feels. Comfort is essential and the shoe must fit well, as ill-fitting shoes can lead to blisters, bruises at the back of the ankle and can also hurt the toes if the shoe is too tight.
Shopping online for shoes can be very tricky and time consuming, especially since you cannot try on the shoe or see how it fits or how it feels.
If you have any questions, please contact one of our offices located in Fort Lee, NJ, Flushing, NY and Brooklyn, NY. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot ankle injuries.