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TIP! Don’t wear sneakers unless you wear socks. Since the shoe rubs directly against your foot, it can cause serious damage.

Do you realize how many different types of shoes there are? Are you good at sniffing out the best deals? Do you know what the hot styles are right now? No one knows everything when it comes to shoes, even the people that have a closet full. Read on to learn more about shoes.

TIP! Always measure both of your feet. A lot of people out there have one foot that is longer than their other one.

Keep an eye on your budget. If your budget allows just a certain amount for shoes, make sure you stick to it. Sometimes, a good sale will have you thinking you can buy more shoes than your budget actually allows. Only get what you need and pay attention to what you are spending.

TIP! Never purchase shoes without trying them on; don’t forget to walk around. If you don’t try them out, you’ll have no idea that they don’t fit right.

It’s a good idea to have both of your feet measured when you’re not sure of your shoe size. You can have one foot that’s a little shorter or narrower. Find shoes that fit your biggest foot perfectly, so you know they will both be comfortable.

TIP! Flip-flops are not the best shoe option no matter the weather. These shoes provide virtually no support, leaving you susceptible to ankle sprains, injured toes and blisters.

Don’t wear flip-flops out on the town. Because these shoes lend no support to your foot, blisters, sprained ankles and stubbed toes are common. Limit the wear of flip-flops to places you plan to swim.

TIP! Your feet deserve a comfortable pair of shoes. Just as important as your feet are the shoes you put on them.

Know what your arch is before you buy athletic shoes. Get the bottom part of your foot wet and step onto a plain piece of paper. The print will show you which type of arch that your foot has. If it’s flat, you will see most of your footprint. If you have a high arch, you won’t see it on the paper. This allows you to choose a more comfortable shoe.

TIP! Determine the type of arch you have before choosing your athletic shoes as not all are made to fit every type of arch. One way to do this is to moisten your feet then place your feet on a sheet of plain paper.

Do not fall prey to the concept of breaking shoes in. Many people think that shoes should be broken in to feel comfortable. That is not true all the time. Truthfully, really good shoes feel good when you first put them on. Even if you love a shoe’s style, leave it on the shelf if it doesn’t feel good.

TIP! The right shoes will feel comfortable from the moment that you put them on. Breaking in shoes can be a painful experience so that beautiful, expensive new pair may end up rotting in the closet.

Are you buying shoes online? Does the store have a return policy? Different brands and different styles fit differently so you may order your regular size only to find out that they don’t fit properly. See if you can get your money back somehow so you’re not stuck there with a pair of shoes you’re not able to wear.

TIP! Pay more for quality athletic shoes. From running to going on hikes, the right shoes are specialized to your needs.

Before you buy a pair of shoes, walk in them. Walk around the store a bit, and make certain that they feel good when you sit as well. You’ll notice rubbing if there is any. This can save a lot of money since you won’t be buying ill-fitting shoes.

TIP! Walk in your shoes before you make a purchase. Take a walk around the store to see if they feel as nice as they did while you were sitting.

Buy shoes that have room for your child’s foot to grow when you shop for shoes for kids. There should be about an inch of space left. This will accommodate for some growth. The store clerk is a great resource to help make sure that your child’s shoes fit well.

TIP! Velcro can help your child get their shoes on quickly. Velcro sneakers are easy to fasten and will help you save time, especially if your child insists on tying his or her shoes.

Don’t pay too much or too little when shoe shopping. Quality shoes cost more, but shouldn’t break the bank. However, you should not be fooled into paying a premium for a shoe that is endorsed by a celebrity, as the quality of the shoe will not necessarily justify the price tag.

TIP! Make sure to get shoes that have room to grow when buying shoes for little kids. A half size measures a bit over the width of your thumb.

If you run regularly, keep a journal of how far you have run in your shoes. They take a lot of abuse as you run. After 400 miles, the time has come to buy a new pair. Keep notes on how far and frequently you run so you know when you need replacements.

TIP! Try putting together a large collection of shoes so you can easily find something to wear for every occasion. Folks are sure to be impressed by your shoes, and you would hate to be judged unfavorably due to shoddy footwear.

Stability is much more important than style for toddlers. Toddlers are going to require sturdy shoes to help prevent injury. Tennis shoes are best for children who are just learning to walk. Never use a slick-bottomed shoe; they simply result in tumbles.

To fix scuffs on the back of black shoes, use a black Sharpie. Instead of a noticeable mark on your shoe, it will still look black and sharp.

Invest in dress shoes which are high quality to wear with a tuxedo. That ensures you are comfortable as you enjoy the night.

TIP! There needs to be a half an inch or so between the shoe’s end and your foot. This space can be measured by simply placing a thumb sideways across the top of one foot.

Wearing shoes that fit properly can help you avoid a lot of issues. Have your feet measured before you buy. The size of your feet are constantly in flux. Never simply rely on the size you have typically worn.

TIP! Even if you think you know your shoe size, get fitted for running shoes. Running shoes vary widely, and you need a pair that is suited to your gait and foot type.

Make sure your toes are half an inch away from the end of the shoe. Measure it with your thumb placed sideways. If the space between your toe and the end of the shoe is greater or less than a half inch, request a different size.

TIP! Buy a pouch that connects to your shoelaces for a way to store your keys while running. This comes in very handy if what you’re wearing has no pockets.

Hang onto your car key as you run by purchasing a pouch you can tie onto your shoelaces. This helps keep your keys safe and your remote dry when you keep them in the pouch. When you’re done, your keys are safe and sound!

TIP! Don’t think about just the latest trends when purchasing new shoes. The best shoes are the ones you love; they are not what everyone else loves.

If you find your ideal shoe shop, keep going to them and get to know the salespeople there. Employees can keep you informed of new styles and upcoming sales. So become friendly with those from whom you purchase your shoes.

TIP! Avoid spending a great deal of money on sneakers and shoes for small children. Kids grow constantly and quickly, so don’t invest too much in shoes they’ll only wear for a few months.

Do some online research prior to shopping for shoes. You will be able to see what is on sale, find out when they are open and directions to the store. You never know, your research could also lead to the discovery of a valuable coupon!

TIP! You need some quality leather cleaner if you own leather shoes. Consider those leather shoes in the same light as a nice leather purse or shoulder bag.

Do not spend tons of cash on shoes for very young children. Children’s feet grow very quickly, which is why spending a lot on shoes that will not fit your child in three months from now does not make sense.

TIP! To be sure that you’re getting a good shoe that fits right when trying to order online, you may want to go to that store’s physical location to get a fitting. Therefore, if you tend to need different sizes from time to time, you will be able to return ill-fitting shoes in person.

Your shoes should always make the right statement. They are available in all sorts of styles, colors and materials. Now you should know a bit more about shoes. You will see the benefits in no time.