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6 Mistakes To Avoid When Buying Shoes

A shoe is an item of footwear intended to protect and comfort the human foot. Shoes are also used as an item of decoration and fashion. The design of shoes has varied enormously through time and from culture to culture, with form originally being tied to function. Though the human foot can adapt to varied terrains and climate conditions, it is still vulnerable to environmental hazards such as sharp rocks and temperature extremes, which shoes protect against. Some shoes are worn as safety equipment, such as steel toe boots which are required footwear at industrial worksites.

Often times you will buy a pair of shoes you thought were perfect only to get home and realize there's something wrong.

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This is probably because of mistakes you made that you probably weren't even aware that you were making when you bought the shoes. Here are mistakes to avoid:

1. Trying on the shoe on one foot

You need to test both shoes since you will be wearing them together.

2. Wearing the wrong socks

When buying shoes, ensure you are wearing the socks you'll be pairing with the socks otherwise you may get a wrong fit.

3. Not walking in them

Ensure that when you try on the shoes you try to walk a bit in them. How do they feel against your toes? Your heel? Your ankle? Do the straps dig into your skin? etc.

4. Buying them at the wrong time

Best time to buy shoes is in the evening after you've been on your feet all day because your feet will have swollen.

5. Walking on one surface

If the store or vendor allows it, try walking on tile surface, concrete and even dirt. Instead of only trying them on the carpet of the store or the mat where the shoes are kept. This helps you figure out how slippery the shoes are.

6. Not testing zippers, laces, straps etc.

Always make sure you test these to see how comfortable your feet are in them and whether or not they actually work. Try to see how strong they are so that you don't risk a strap that easily breaks.

Content created and supplied by: Kelvic (via Opera News )

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