You can wear a dress shirt with jeans, and you can wear a T shirt with a blazer, but there is one sartorial combination that will never work out – a pair of sneakers with a suit. You may think you look cool, but you do not. If you are dressing up, the only shoes that are appropriate are those that are dressy, such as loafers, leather brogues or Oxfords, boots -even if they have got rubber soles.
Sneakers are for weekend outings, sporting events – unless it is something tuxedo-worthy. Wearing the wrong shoes can cause a multitude of problems from pain and injury to long-term complications. This is why it is important to choose the right shoes. Here are some tips to keep in mind.
Make Certain that the Heels and Toes Retain their Shape
No permanent deformations should stay after you squeeze them and then let go. A soft heel will sag immediately, causing a lot of discomfort while walking.
Allow a salesperson to measure both of your feet — and have your feet measured every time you buy a new pair of shoes. Feet change as we get older, becoming bigger and wider. If one foot is bigger than the other, purchase a size that corresponds to the bigger foot. If you are looking for a pair of boots, check out wide fit men’s boots as they are perfect if you have issues squeezing fit into an unpleasantly tight pair of shoes.
Try on the shoes to see how they fit. Is there sufficient space at the balls of the feet? Are the heels comfortably fitting, or do they slip off? Make sure they fit so you won’t hurt your feet.
Do not Buy shoes that Restrict your Foot in the Hopes of Breaking them in Quickly
This can cause blood circulation issues. Furthermore, such footwear rapidly loses its decent appearance. Stand in your socks on a sheet of paper and trace the shapes of your right and left feet with a pen to make sure you do not end up in this scenario. Those outlines must be removed. Place the cut-outs into the shoes you want to buy the next time you are in a brick-and-mortar store.
Look at the Soles
Are they durable enough to withstand the impact of pointed objects? As you walk around the shoe shop, keep track of how they feel. To get a sense of how the shoe feels on different surfaces, walk on both hard and soft surfaces.
Trust your Sense of Comfort
Rather than relying on a shoe’s size or description, trust your own sense of comfort. Manufacturers have different sizes. And you are the ultimate judge, regardless of how comfortable-looking an ad asserts those shoes are.
Go Shoe Shopping in the Late Afternoon
Our feet become somewhat swollen at the end of the day. This means that a pair of shoes that fit perfectly in the morning may feel too small in the evening. Therefore, go shoe shopping in the late afternoon.
Give attention to the width of the shoes, too.