At Shoetopia, we are more than just a shoe store, and our employees are more than just store clerks: we’re professional shoe fitters. We understand the importance of a proper fitting shoe, and carry a wide range of orthotic-friendly shoes for your comfort.
Many people believe that orthotic shoes are for seniors, but they are the best kind of shoe when it comes to comfort, support and foot health. Brands like Clarks, New Balance and Rockport are some of the best shoes when it comes to a proper fit.
There are lots of factors that go into a proper fitting shoe, which we take into consideration when helping you find the perfect pair.
- 1. The size of your feet changes, so it’s important to have your feet measured. Have them measured at the end of the day, when your feet are at their largest.
- 2. Having one foot that is larger than the other is not uncommon, so make sure you are having your shoes fitted to the larger foot.
- 3. Think you know your size? Some brand sizing differs slightly, and different types of shoes like boots, sneakers and loafers fit differently. Always choose your shoes based on how they fit, not on the number that’s on the bottom.
- 4. Our feet are all shaped differently, so it’s literally not a “one size fits all” solution when it comes to your foot wear. If you have wide feet, select a shoe that will be comfortable. If you have long, thin feet, choose a shoe that will accommodate them comfortably.
- 5. When you stand, it’s important to have about 3/8 of an inch to 1/2 an inch between your longest toe and the end of your shoe.
- 6. The ball of your foot should fit comfortably into the widest part of the shoe.
- 7. Always make sure to walk around in the shoes before you buy them. Walking will give you an idea of how the shoes fit when you’re in motion, and whether they are comfortable when you’re moving.
Whether you have bunions, hammer toe, wide feet, need better arch support, or have any other specific foot needs, we can help you find the perfect pair of shoes at Shoetopia in Waterloo, Fergus and Mount Forest.