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Chicagoan Whitney Miller, who is 6-foot-2 and wears a size 13, said: "I always joked that I needed to move somewhere warm so I could be in flip-flops year-round."According to the National Shoe Retailers Association, theaverage female shoe size is 8½ and the average male shoe size is 10½.  Experts say that this follows an increase in average weight and height over the last decade. 

Americans are expanding upwards, outwards, and leaving bigger footprints.

In response to consumer demand, a shift in retailers’ inventories to accommodate larger shoe sizes seems like the logical next step.  However, this is happening.  "There are more women who are a size 10 now than 7, but retailers still buy more 7s than 10s. They buy one pair (of the larger shoes) because they only think they can sell that one" says Marshal Cohen of market research firm NPD Group Inc.

Wearing the wrong shoe size can cause discomfort and harm the feet.  For questions about proper footwear, consult podiatrist Dr. Greg Khaimov, DPM of Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee, LLC. Dr. Khaimov will provide quality care and attend to all of your podiatric needs. 

Getting the Right Shoe Size

Sometimes it may be difficult finding the right shoe size especially because shoe sizes tend to vary depending on the brand and company you are looking for. A size 6 for one brand may be a size 7 in another. Although many people know their exact shoe size, it can range within 2 sizes depending on where they shop.

So it is important not to always go for a size 7 just because you think you might be a size 7 universally. 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 fitting has to be well otherwise it can lead to blisters, bruises at the back of the ankle and it can also hurt your toes if the shoe is too tight for example.

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. Also, buying a shoe online then getting it in the mail only to find out that it was the wrong shoe can be frustrating.

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If you have any questions, please feel free to 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 and ankle needs.

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Carol CornachiniCarol Cornachini, owner of Branhaven’s Plaza Shoetique, worked with a group from BHcare, which is an organization assisting people who are mentally ill or struggling with substance or domestic abuse. BHcare bridges that gap by providing them with shoe-fitting and new footwear services.  “We serve our customers the old fashioned way,” Cornachini says, “we take care of them. We want them to feel taken care of. We want them to walk out of here happy customers and come back happy customers.”

The mother of two descends from a lineage of shopkeepers and works as a school-nurse during the regular school year. The group of women exchanged hugs and smiles with the staff, stating they had never ‘felt so special’ or having worn a nicer pair of shoes. Cornachini has engaged in these acts of kindness for years, adding a personal touch to her customer service and business.

Wearing properly fitted exercise shoes can serve to prevent injuries and adverse conditions to your legs and feet. Dr. Greg Khaimov of Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee, LLC can help size your feet and provide recommendations on the best exercise footwear for your feet so they remain healthy and can provide care should you develop any foot problems.

Getting the Right Shoe Size

There are many people that wear shoes that are ill-fitting, which affects 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 selecting the right pair.

· When visiting the shoe store, use the tools available to measure your foot
· When measuring your foot with your shoe on, add 1-2 inches to the size
· 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 your feet right by choosing the right pair of shoes that can provide them comfort and mobility with minimal pain.

If you have any questions, please contact our offices in Fort Lee, NJ or Flushing, NY. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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