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Shoe problems… Sorted #1 | Narrow feet

Hey there my lovely dolls,narrowfeet

I am pretty much sure that as me ya’ll love shoes.  I know I do with over 80 pairs and counting (since I just got me some cute Aldo flats).  Anyways back on track to this post, I am also pretty much sure that as an impulse buyers, we tend to buy shoes we like using the words like ‘nice’, ‘cute’, ‘sexy’, ‘I don’t have that colour’ and ‘I really need that’ but have you ever wondered if all this impulse buying makes us buy the right shoes for our feet?

As much as we suffer for fashion, there comes a point where we just can’t take the pain any longer. Our feet know all about this. Poor guys, they have endured them all: tightness, blisters, heel cuts, toe jams, unstable wobbles, and so much more.

I think it is best to treat our feet with a little bit of ‘respect’ and just like those clothes that don’t suit your body type, there are styles of shoes that work better on your feet than others.  If you research this all shoe experts (yes they really do exist) agree that it’s very important and crucial, to get your foot fitted professionally to understand how long and wide your feet actually are – overseas big department stores like Nordstrom have foot fitting devices.  I believe here in Malta that would be the job of a Podiatrist.  Once you find out your width and length, you may find that certain designers or brands are better suited for your feet than others.

However, if you’re looking for instant foot relief, I have some solutions ahead, all based on five most common problems that women face on a daily basis. I will be doing this in 5 instalments as all problems in one post would be a tad too much, so put your feet up, and take a step in the right direction.

Issue #1  Narrow feet

If it feel like that every shoe is a bit too big (even if the length is the right size),
look into a narrower width. It seems like a no-brainer, but it’s surprising how many people overlook the width of the shoes.  Try to go for brands that are more widely available.  It is very likely they have slightly wider fit, while more high-end and designer lines tend to fit slightly more narrow.

In terms of shoe styles, try and be on the lookout for lower heels and flats shoes because your heel will tend to slide out of higher heels.  A flat and pointed shoe is ideal for the narrow foot. It’s structured, less likely to stretch, and will maintain its shape even through many wears.  Try to go for gladiator sandals, open-toe booties and even Maryjanes.  Look for styles with laces that allow you to adjust and tighten the shoe to keep your foot snug.


gladiators

 ASOS FEODORA Knee High Lace Up Sandals

pointed brogues

ASOS MADDISON Flat Shoes

loafers 2

Head Over Heels By Dune Gistle Black Point Toe Loafer Flat Shoes

If you’re concerned about your shoes stretching too much over time, opt for a shoe that has a thicker, harder sole with a bit of platform. A strong base is more likely to hold shape. There are also plenty of narrow shoe options if you’re looking for a softer sneaker like shoes to live in this summer. Look for a pointed-toe to keep your foot comfortably in place.

So there you have it my lovelies, the first issue of the shoe problems.  Hope you enjoyed reading or at the very least found it interesting and useful.  I’d love it if I could get some feedback as to whether you like these new instalments on the blog.

On the next instalment : Wide feet

Until next time,
XOXO

Caroline

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