How Should Sneakers Fit?
The best sneaker fit is always going to be desired. Nobody wants their feet to ache shortly after putting on their shoes. No matter what your go-to style, comfort is key. With so many materials now to choose from, finding a shoe that fits right should not be too difficult now surely? Well, you’d be surprised!
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5 Fit Factors
Shoe size, purpose, and materials all play their parts here. Combine the lot and it is likely you will have the perfect shoes for you. These days, purely knowing the size of your feet and expecting them to fit perfectly is no longer enough. The sneaker world is forever changing - it is dynamic fashion. Trends will come and go, but comfort should be high up on that list of yours. When weighing up the market, you need to consider:
- Feet dimensions: Finding the right sneaker fit depends on important measurements. This includes the length, and the width of your foot, as well as the shape of your arch.
- It is likely that your feet are not identical in size or shape. Most of us have one foot that is larger than the other, so your larger foot should be the benchmark here.
- When exercising, our feet expand as blood flow and circulation increases so avoid shoes that are on the tight side.
- Wearing comfortable shoes that fit well can prevent many foot conditions and prevent blistering and pain.
- During the fitting process, make sure there is enough space (3/8" to 1/2") for your longest toe at the end of each shoe when you are standing up.
What Shoe Size Am I?
5 Top Tips To Get The Best Fit
You should never buy shoes if they are too tight. Nor should you expect them to stretch over time. The ball of your foot should feel and fit comfortably where the shoe is at its widest.
Your heel should also feel comfortable. The shoes should not start riding up or down your heel when you walk and there should be a minimal amount of slipping.
One of the best ways to make sure they fit right is to walk around in them in the store. If you buy, you should spend time walking around your home to break them in.
Depending on the type of shoe, make sure it fits properly for its purpose. If it is a dress sneaker, you want to be comfortable for long hours of the day so its sole & interior will be important here.
Sneakers for athletic performance such as running shoes should be roomier than your casual everyday shoes to allow for the foot to expand during exercise.