Tips for More Comfortable Shoes

Woman looking at a shoe store display window

Shoes can end up taking up a substantial amount of closet space just to make sure there’s a pair of shoes for most occasions. Even the most practical people have to make concessions and typically have at least two or three pairs depending on their hobbies. You don’t necessarily have to wear shoes, but calloused feet have yet to be “in” for fashion. Their ubiquity means facing the fact that, despite our best efforts, shoes aren’t all that comfortable sometimes. OROGOLD has assembled a few tips for trying to ensure that your shoes are as comfortable as they can be though. They won’t necessarily keep any pair your wear for too long from eventually getting uncomfortable, but they may buy you a few more hours in the shoes before that happens.

Avoid Crushing Your Toes
Beauty hurts sometimes. Everyone goes to great lengths to try to look their best at least some of the time. The trick is that you have to admit some styles aren’t actually worth it. Pointy toed shoes are among some of the worst offenders when it comes to being able to wear them for any length of time. Ideally, your shoes should let your toes fall into a mostly natural shape. Shoes they use sharp, tapering toes crush your toes together. Most people can stand this for a little while, but it rapidly becomes uncomfortable. It can also cause long term issues for your feet if you make a habit of only wearing such shoes. Don’t think of this rule as a reason to ditch your favorite pointy shoes, but do try cutting back how often and how long you wear them.

Woman looking at a shoe.

Check Your Shoe Size
This may seem like an overly simple rule, but different brands often use measurements that differ from one another slightly. Your size can go up or down in shoes only slightly less often than it will in tops. As a result, try to use in-store shoe measurements to make the best selection whenever possible. Focus on all of your foot as well. OROGOLD understands that some people might not want to admit to themselves they wear a wide of their shoe size, but it is far better for your feet to get the wide shoe than to try to squish your feet into shoes that aren’t quite the shape you need. Any shoe, stylish or not, needs to fit properly if you’re going to wear it for an extended time.

Support Your Feet
A good set of heels is wonderful and can make you feel confident and beautiful. You do need to remember that your feet need extra support in heels though. The arching they put your feet through can cause issues if the shoes isn’t designed properly. In general, you should favor flats as they are the most likely to include adequate support for your full foot. Don’t write off your heels though. You can still wear those, but you’re better offer favoring heels with thicker heels rather than thinner. Weight distribution is the biggest part of a shoe having proper support and thinner heels are unable to do that with nearly the effectiveness of thicker ones. Don’t forget to check the inside of all shoes for proper arch support either.

A good set of shoes can make an outfit, but it can also break your feet if you’re not careful. You should always strive to feel happy, confident, and beautiful. OROGOLD exists to help you with that. But ignoring taking proper care of yourself for one aspect of beauty will only hurt you in the long run. You can look stylish even as you select shoes to be kind to your feet. Once you find those perfects pairs, you’ll be able to walk into a room with your head held high without limping out a half hour later.

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