1. You know your size don’t you?

Finding them perfect shoes that fit snug against your feet is the goal when buying shoes, look down at your feet and examine their shape. If you’re like me, and have weird feet then consider buying shoes with a larger width.

Finding shoes that fit flush against your feet is a common problem, majority of shoes are too tight against the side of the foot, but in some cases there are large gaps. The obvious solution is to buy narrow shoes to accommodate slim feet.

2. Look at your own shoes.

Everyone has their favourite pair that fit perfectly like Cinderella’s at the ball. They are comfy, supportive and rub free, Take a moment and examine them. Are they at a certain width or shape? What is the material made from?

Knowing your most comfortable pair and why they are so comfortable is the best step for buying in the future.

3. What Brands do you own?

The majority of shoe companies tend to have similarities in shape and design in their models. This can benefit the users as your feet can tend fit well with a line of certain brands. Make a list of all the brands that your feet tend to fit well with. This will be beneficial knowing that when a new model arrives your feet will fit snug.

4. Are Cheap Shoes worth it?

Buying cheap shoes won’t hurt your wallet, but they may certainly hurt your feet. Cheap shoes can be poorly designed and manufactured, just thrown together with cheap materials to knock up a cheap shoe that many consumers will buy. Once the pair gets so unbearable you will throw them in the cupboard never to see the light of day again, so why buy a constant stream of cheap shoes when you could buy a more expensive pair? This will keep your feet and wallet happy in the long run.

5. Try before you buy… errrrr online

Yes this is a personal trick of mine, find a pair of shoes you like at a shop, try them on and if they fit perfectly say: “err no thanks there not for me” then head online and buy them much cheaper, job done.

6. Buy from established online stores

When buying shoes online you must remember to always read the small print. Check there is a returns policy with a 30 day money back guarantee. If you do not do your homework, you may end up with a pair you can’t send back.

7. Read what other people are saying

Although the pictures look awesome and you’re on the verge of buying a pair of awesome Nike trainers, you still need to look at the reviews. Remember an image doesn’t tell the full story so read other people’s opinions on the product.

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