Fashion And Comfort: Buying Shoes That Won't Give You Blisters

Learn how to purchase shoes that won't make your feet ache. With a some advice you can find shoes that are both fashionable and comfortable.

Your feet are an important part of your body.Without them you can't really get anywhere.Unfortunately, many people ignore them until it is too late.One day you wake up and find out your toes have staged a mass protest.What was previously a pleasant and attractive body part that never gave you any trouble is now a mass of aching blisters.

Luckily, there is a way to easily ward off problems long before they start.The best way to do that is by carefully choosing what you put on your feet.Unless you plan to go from carpeted room to carpeted room for the rest of your life you will need to properly cover your toes. Sadly for scores of people shoes are either an art object or an afterthought.The most important rule for avoiding blisters is to buy shoes that fit properly.Even if you're not an Olympic hurdler or a fashion model strutting down a runway you should always chose your shoes with great care.

In the first place, do not purchase or wear second hand shoes of any kind.The garage sale is a nice place to get a few throw pillows or a comfy sweater.It is not someplace to go shoe shopping.Shoes tend to mold to the foot of the person wearing them.Another person will not have the exact same contours on their foot as you have on yours.Used shoes will rub against your skin even with the thickest socks you can find.Rubbing leads to blisters. Before you visit the nearest shoe store to buy new shoes there are several more rules you should follow to help steer clear of feet with large sores in uncomfortable places.


Don't ever buy shoes that are too small.This is a huge temptation for many women because smaller feet are considered more attractive.The prettiest women in the world will look even more appealing if she's not grimacing in pain from poorly fitting shoes.Even if the high heels make your thighs look like toothpicks, if the box of the shoe is too small don't even think about buying them.This rule applies to all parts of the shoe.The area between your toes should be long enough to allow roughly a quarter to half an inch between them and the top of the shoe.Another area to pay close attention to is the back of the foot.This is a very blister prone area for many people.Make sure the heel of the shoe isn't rubbing against your ankles or digging into the back of your foot.

Women everywhere also face an additional obstacle to finding shoes that won't hurt their feet: the high heel.If you really want to avoid blisters for the rest of your life you must pick shoes with heels no higher than an inch.Anything higher will force your feet against the side of the shoe. The fit of the shoe also refers to an area often overlooked by many people of both genders: the width.A shoe that is too narrow will leave your feet in agony.Great looking shoes in wide widths are available at many specialty stores.Shop there if you can or try the Internet for more options.Most shoe stores also stock shoes in wider widths.

While trying shoes on another good rule is to wear the kind of socks you would wear with the shoes.If you like to go barefoot wear the shoes without any socks at all. If you have to wear pantyhose for the office bring a pair with you when trying on shoes.The wrong material can mask a shoe that's too big or too small.Follow these simple rules and you can keep the Band-Aids where they rightfully belong -- in the medicine cabinet.

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