How Should Heels Fit?
When it comes to buying heels it’s important to not only choose the right style but also ensure that they fit properly. Wearing heels that are too tight or too loose can cause discomfort even lead to injuries. Here’s a guide on how heels should fit:
The Right Size
The first step in finding a well-fitting pair of heels is to determine your correct size. This may seem obvious but many women wear shoes that are too small or too big. Your foot size can change over time so it’s crucial to measure your feet regularly. You can do this at home with a measuring tape or have it done at a shoe store.
Snug but Not Tight
Heels should feel snug on your feet but not so tight that they cause pain or restrict movement. Your foot should not slide forward there should be no gaps between your foot the shoe. If your heel slips out of the shoe it’s too big. If your toes feel scrunched or cramped it’s too small.
Comfortable Heel Height
Choose a heel height that you feel comfortable walking in. High heels put pressure on the balls of your feet can cause pain so it’s best to opt for a lower heel if you plan to be on your feet all day. A two-inch heel or lower is a good choice for a comfortable fit. If you prefer higher heels look for ones with a platform or thicker heel to distribute your weight more evenly.
Proper Arch Support
Another important factor to consider when it comes to a good fit is proper arch support. Heels should have a firm arch support to prevent your foot from rolling inward which can cause pain even lead to injuries. If the shoe has no arch support consider adding an insert for extra comfort.
Room for Toes
Lastly make sure that the toe box has enough room for your toes to move comfortably. As we mentioned earlier your toes should not feel scrunched or cramped. If your toes are poking out or rubbing against the shoe the heel is too small. A good rule of thumb is to leave about a half-inch of space between your longest toe the end of the shoe.
In conclusion wearing heels that fit properly is essential for comfort safety. Keep these tips in mind when purchasing your next pair you’ll be sure to find a pair that not only looks great but feels great too.
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