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    2. MEASURE IN THE AFTERNOON

    'From early morning to late afternoon your foot size can go up or down a full size’ says Kevin. ‘The afternoon is the optimum time of day to go shoe shopping.’

    3. FIT TO THE LARGER FOOT

    Most people have one foot larger than the other so fit your shoe to the larger foot. If in doubt, pop in store where our team will be happy to measure your feet (both of them!)


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    4. TRY ON SEVERAL SIZES

    It's not the size on the label that counts but how the shoe fits the foot. 'If you buy a badly fitting shoe you could develop "hallux valdus", a condition where the big toe leans inwards and can cause a toe pile up. Likewise shoes that are too short can cause hammer toe where the toenails point downwards and the foot starts to adopt the shape of the shoe' says Kevin.

    5. LEAVE SOME BREATHING SPACE

    When trying on shoes be sure to stand up and check there's enough space at the end of each toe. As a rule of thumb you need approximately 3/8" to ½" (9-13mm) for your longest toe at the end of each shoe.


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    6. CHOOSE THE SHOE THAT FITS YOUR FOOT

    Sounds obvious, yes? But our research tells another story. It seems that women are squeezing their feet into shoes that just don't fit. In fact an astonishing 45% of women are unable to walk the next day after a night out in ill-fitting shoes.

    Jane Faulkner, Lead Podiatrist at Sole Sister, advises, 'whenever possible choose a flat shoe with a firm heel cup and a lace or buckle fastening. The toe box needs to be deep enough for toes and the forefoot wide enough. Choose a good shock absorbing sole with a decent grip and ideally a material that breathes.'


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    7. DON’T BUY SHOES TOO TIGHT

    It's never a good idea to buy shoes too tight and expect them to stretch to fit; it's an open invitation for corns and calluses. In our survey exactly 50% of women admitted to buying shoes that are too small for them. Kevin's advice? 'Don't! When you try on shoes make sure your heel fits comfortably with minimal slipping. Your shoe shouldn't ride up or down on your heel when you walk.'


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    8. TAKE YOUR SHOES FOR A SPIN

    Bought new shoes? Before heading outside spend some time walking on carpet to make sure the fit is a good one. Not convinced? Relax. There's 30 day returns on all LTS shoes.


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