The Top 4 Shoe Buying Mistakes

The Top 4 Shoe Buying Mistakes

Posted by Apex Foot Health on 1st Nov 2022

Every woman who has hobbled around after making a poor shoe choice knows that this is absolutely true! A great pair of shoes can make you feel like a million bucks while bad shoes can quickly ruin your night (or even your feet!). Make sure this never happens to you again by taking a look at these top shoe-buying mistakes.

Close up of man's feet while on bed holding laptop in lap.

1. Buying the Wrong Size

The number one mistake people make when buying shoes is choosing the wrong shoe size. Yes, we know how heartbreaking when the perfect pair of shoes just doesn’t fit quite right, but it’s super important to buy the right size!

If you haven’t had your feet measured in a while, take the time to get it done. You might be surprised to find out you’ve been buying the wrong size all along!

Don’t make the mistake of thinking the shoes will stretch out or you can add pads or thick socks to shoes that are too big. They’re never going to truly be comfortable, so do yourself a favor and leave them on the shelf!

2. Shopping at the Wrong Time of Day

Many people don’t realize that our feet swell as we go throughout the day. If you shop for shoes first thing in the morning, you may find that they don’t fit quite right by the end of the day. Instead, plan your shoe shopping excursions for late afternoon or early evening.

3. Sacrificing Comfort for Style

Almost all of us are guilty of splurging on a stunning pair of shoes that are simply not comfortable. Whether the heels are too high, the body is to narrow, or the shoes rub the back of your ankle, buying them is a recipe for disaster.

Woman holding red high-heeled shoes.

Ill-fitting shoes can cause blisters, bunion pain, and other foot problems.

Beautiful shoes don’t do you a lot of good sitting in your closet and wearing ones that look great but don’t fit right will only leave you with aching feet and a lot of regrets. Trust us, it’s just not worth it!

4. Waiting Too Long to Buy New Shoes

Are you the kind of person who doesn’t really like to shop for shoes? Or maybe you have a few favorite pairs that you just don’t want to part with?

Pair of old, dirty boots.

Believe it or not, it’s generally recommended that you replace your shoes every 8 to 12 months. Otherwise, they’ll start to wear out and they won’t provide the support your feet need.

Don’t Let Bad Shoes Ruin Your Day!

No matter how great a pair of shoes looks, if they’re not comfortable, you’re doing yourself a disservice by wearing them. It’s time to ditch those bad shoes and pick up some new ones!

Luckily, we have plenty of great shoes that look and feel great! Start shopping today!