Do You Have Wide Feet? - Here's How You Tell
Since most brands only offer standard widths, many people with wide feet have trouble finding a good pair of shoes that fit them well. Luckily, there are options for those who need wider widths. It can be difficult to find the right shoe size though, and many people wear the wrong size and width without ever knowing! We know this can be unpleasant, so we’re sharing a few things you can do to find the right pair of shoes and live more comfortably.
How Do I Tell If I Have Wide Feet?
Have you always struggled to find shoes that fit you well? You may be buying the wrong shoe size or width. Here are a few tell-tale signs to look out for in order to identify whether you have wide feet and need to adjust the width of your shoes.
The development of bunions can be a painful and annoying experience. The bony bump on the big toe is often triggered by wearing shoes that are too tight or pointed, which leads to extreme discomfort for many people.
2. Corns & Calluses
Corns are hard, thickened patches of skin on feet that are caused when the skin between your bones and shoes is squeezed repeatedly. Calluses can appear anywhere there is repeated friction. Shoes that don’t fit properly can result in these conditions.
4. Hammer Toes
When your shoes are too small or narrow, this can cause hammer toes. This is when your toes buckle into a claw-like formation that bends your joints.
Blisters form when the materials of your shoe rub against your foot, which can cause a lot of pain and redness. This is one of the most common signs that your shoes don’t fit properly.
Find The Perfect Footwear
Once you have determined you need wider shoes, there are a few things to consider when searching for the perfect pair.
1. Consider Your Toes
Little things can make a difference with fit, like how your toes are shaped. Some people have toes that are close together, more spread out, longer, or shorter. These factors can impact how shoes of different styles feel on your feet. For example, pointed shoes may be more comfortable for someone with longer toes.
2. Find Supportive Footwear
Finding shoes with the right support can improve alignment issues, relieve foot pain, and make walking around much more comfortable. You can also try using orthotic inserts or choose a pair of Adelante's that are made-to-order for the length and width of your feet.
3. Avoid Uncomfortable Shoes
Many people think that squeezing into narrow shoes will make their feet look slimmer. However, it can actually have the opposite effect over time. In addition, you may end up with painful blisters and other deformities. It is important to find shoes that aren't too tight so you can avoid this from occurring.
4. Find the Right Size
If you have wide feet, we know how difficult it can be to find NSS shoes that are still high quality and stylish. Adelante offers a variety of widths from A-EEEEE and sizes from 4-17, so you can find a pair of shoes that form perfectly to your feet.
If you believe you have wide feet, don’t be afraid to try a wider pair of shoes. You may surprise yourself and wonder why you didn’t take action sooner. Because Adelante shoes are crafted one pair at a time, we are able to offer shoes in any size and width, ensuring the perfect fit. If your Adelantes aren’t quite right when they arrive, we provide complimentary exchanges so you’re always guaranteed to find the right pair. Experience the difference and browse our extensive collection of men’s and women’s shoes today!