Do you find that shopping for shoes is overwhelming? Are you at a loss once you begin perusing the racks? Do you want some help? Keep reading – all of the answers you seek are below.

To have shoes that fit correctly, both of your feet should be measured. Many people have one foot that is smaller than the other. Find shoes that fit your biggest foot perfectly, so you know they will both be comfortable.

Prior to purchasing any shoes, get them both on your feet and walk around. A shoe that doesn’t fit right is something you may not see right away unless you actually try it on and walk around. Try on a few different sizes so you can figure out which one fits the best.

Wear socks with your running shoes. The friction can damage your foot. It may also cause foot fungus to grow, due to your feet getting moist. You should probably wear socks that are made of cotton, and you can use some powder for feet to keep things dry.

Flip-flops are not smart footwear in all situations. These shoes provide virtually no support, leaving you susceptible to ankle sprains, injured toes and blisters. Limit the times you wear them to when you are at places that include water.

Always opt for shoes that give you the most comfort. Your feet are vital, as are the shoes that you wear. You can harm your feet if you have shoes that hurt your feet. This could lead to future problems, so you really need to be sure the shoes you wear fit right.

What is your arch like? You need to know this before shopping for athletic shoes. Get the bottom part of your foot wet and step onto a plain piece of paper. The wet areas will reveal your arch type. If your arch is flat, then most of the footprint will be visible. If, on the other hand, your arch is considered high, you will not be able to see most of your footprint. This information will help you find a shoe that is the right fit for your foot.

Prior to purchasing any shoes, get them both on your feet and walk around. You may think a shoe isn’t comfortable or it slips when you buy it when not even trying it on to walk in it. This will ensure you purchase a shoe that fits perfectly.

A quality pair of shoes will be comfortable from the get go. Breaking in shoes can be a painful experience so that beautiful, expensive new pair may end up rotting in the closet. Breaking in new shoes can make your feet develop problems.

When buying shoes for children, allow for growth. Leave room enough to stick your thumb between the big toe and the tip of the shoe. This allows growth room without getting a shoe that’s too big. Ask the staff at the store for help.

Now, as you enter the shoe store, start putting each of these tips to use. Remembering them will help you feel less intimidated as you consider all the choices available. You will now be able to find that perfect pair of shoes easily, allowing you to spend your time doing things you enjoy.

Don’t wear flip-flops out on the town. They offer no support and you are vulnerable to blisters, stubbed toes, and sprained ankles. Limit how often you wear flip-flops to hot-summer-sun activities.