Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Choose Your Footwear With Care

By Shabnam Ahsan
Fashion experts consider footwear as an essential part of accessories.It enhances or mar your overall appearance. But most of us ignore a very important aspect while selecting our footwear, ie. comfort of feet. We can save our self of a lot of pains & problems if we consider some simple points in choosing our footwear

1…The right time to shop the shoe is in the late afternoon as our feet expand a bit during the day. Curb the urge to bay it in the morning as these may turn out to be tight

2…Always take a walk round the shop a couple of minutes with shoes on before buying them. As you walk in the shop weaning new shoes keep these questions in mind:

Can I wiggle my toes? If you can’t the shoes are too tight

Does the ball of my foot rests comfortably on the scale of the shoe? If it doesn’t it's not the right shoe.

Do the sizes & the back of the shoes fit snugly? If they don’t and there are gaps, the shoes are too large

Only when you are fully satisfied, you should buy the pair of shoes

3…We should consider shape & size of our feet while shopping shoes.

While dainty strap sandals look fabulous on girls who have small pretty feet, sensible, closed shoes are better for girls with larger feet.

4…We should take into consideration the occasion we are going to wear these shoes.

Playing shoes should be firm, but not bandaged around the feet. If you are going to start jogging, then opt for shoes specially made for that purpose. These have reinforced heels, arch support & soles that protect the foot against continuous pummeling on dirt or pavement.

If you are planning to wear heavy boots in a hill station, try them on after putting on the woolen socks you will use them with. If you are buying shoes to wear with socks or stockings try them on with the socks.

According to experts we should vary our heel heights from time to time. If we wear high heels one day, we should wear medium heels the next day and perhaps very little heels the following day to allow different foot and leg muscles to get a workout and also give the shoes a chance to breathe.

 We can make our footwear our sole mates by following these simple tips.


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