Saturday, February 25, 2012

Three Ideas For Excellent Shoe Selection by George Hutton

Of all the clothes you wear, your shoes are likely the most important part. Without the right pair of shoes, you may miss out on making that great first impression, or worse, you may suffer undue health consequences from an improper pair of shoes. Even though recent evidence suggests that going barefoot may indeed be healthier, it many cases in modern society, shoes are absolutely required.

So if you are interested at all in owning and wearing shoes, as most people are these days, then it's in your best interest to understand the three steps of buying the best possible shoes you can. You'll be in them for a better part of a day, so it makes sense to take some time and get some good ones.

The most essential ingredient to buying the right shoes is how they fit. If they don't fit, don't buy them. Even if they are the perfect look, and are on sale for ninety nine cents, don't buy them. If they don't fit, they'll either cause you a world of grief, in the form of foot pain, lower back pain, or even neck and shoulder pain, or you simply won't wear them. They'll end up in the back of your closet with all the other junk that you've forgotten you have.

The next thing to check is to see what kind of material the shoes are made from. Is it real leather or cotton, or something synthetic? If they are a well known brand name, they are likely made from pretty good material and pretty good craftsmanship. However, if it's a discount brand you've never heard of, chances are they may fall apart in a few months, and you'll find yourself back in the shoe store wondering what went wrong.

The last thing to consider is price. Don't kid yourself, a perfect fitting pair of shoes made from high quality material that looks perfect is going to cost some money. Don't expect to find them in the bargain bin at the supermarket. It may take some time to find the right pair, and even more time to find the right price. One idea is to find the right pair, size, design, model, everything, and then simply buy them online. That way you'll know they fit perfectly, and you get the advantage of low Internet prices.

So when you head out on your next shoe shopping adventure, keep these tips in mind. Take your time. Avoid buying the first thing you see, even if you hate shopping for shoes. You'll feel better, you won't suffer from the ugly side effects of bad fitting shoes, and you know you've got a pair that will last a long time. Happy shopping.