When it comes to shoe shopping, it's important to be aware of common tricks that stores may use to persuade you to make a purchase. In this blog post, we'll discuss some of these "tricks" to avoid when shoe shopping so that you can make informed purchasing decisions and find the perfect pair of shoes for you.
Trick #1: Measuring your foot with a tracing
Some people believe that tracing their foot on a piece of paper and using that to determine their shoe size is an effective method. While this may give you a general idea of your foot size, it doesn't account for differences in shoe shapes and materials. It's always best to try on shoes and see how they fit.
Trick #2: Using your forearm to measure shoe size
Another common misconception is that your foot is the same size as your forearm. However, this is not true for everyone, and even if it is for you, it only tells you about the length of the shoe, not the width. It's best to try on shoes to get an accurate idea of how they fit.
Trick #3: Wearing thicker socks to try on shoes
Some people suggest wearing thicker socks to ensure a good fit, but this can actually lead to purchasing shoes that are too big. Always try on shoes with the socks you plan on wearing regularly to get an accurate fit.
Trick #4: Comparing two different shoes
Comparing two different shoes to determine which one fits better may seem like a good idea, but differences in materials and shapes can affect the fit. The best way to find the perfect pair of shoes is to try them on and see how they feel.
Don't rely on these "tricks" when shoe shopping. Always take the time to try on shoes and see how they fit. Have a look at our size guide for assistance