What is the best time to buy shoes, morning or afternoon?

Philippines
November 11, 2009 5:03am CST
I buy shoes whenever I have free time and I am on the mood to go shopping with endless round around the malls units. I usually buy shoes in the morning, Though my eyes catch the shoes in the shoes rack display with a beautiful design and shiny tote. After trying and fitting I walk around and see for myself on the reflection mirror how do look good on my new shoes. It look pretty on me and it match my needs just exactly what I needed. I feel alright and I heeded for the counter to pay it. Then, it is already afternoon when I get at home. Thus, I hurriedly get my new shoes to let my companion see it, but to my dismay as I could not fit my feet inside my shoes. It is tight and i do not feel good after walking. My toes and heels could not get in. What seem to be the defect? So, I hurriedly back on the store to replace it. A new pairs of shoes is try by me and it all turns out alright. I wonder what the difference between buying in the morning or in the afternoon? How about you, What do you think are the best time to buy shoes, morning or afternoon? Kindly shares your thoughts. thanks.
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36 responses
@kun2349 (23477)
• Singapore
11 Nov 09
lol =D Of course there's a difference to buying shoes at different times of the day.. As we are walking more or working, our legs tend to swollen by a little due to blood circulation, and thus affecting the size of shoes we are wearing ^_^ So it's more important to know your own usual sizing, before proceeding to try on any sizes that are 1/2-1inche, bigger or smaller.. hehe ^_^ PLus, different shoes has got different cutting to them, and thus it's best that u try them all out, to see which fits u best.. It's better to buy anything bigger rather than just fitted or small ^_^
• Philippines
12 Nov 09
Yeah, that's right as what i observe the feet size changes during the morning and afternoon. Then, the right size of the feet reach its maximum size during afternoon as the way you mention it get swollen. Now, that i know the reason i would keep it to my mind to always buy shoes during afternoon or evening so that i would not have trouble in terms of sizing and fitting.
@kun2349 (23477)
• Singapore
12 Nov 09
haha =D YEah, and alot depends on the kind of shoes u are buying as well.. Because of different materials, they tend to expand or becomes softer as time goes by, thus making it seem looser.. hehe ^_^ ANd buying in the evening is better, for u might have finished work, and can shop around, in a relaxed manner, without having to rush.. haha
• Philippines
12 Nov 09
Yeah, that's true and it depend if it is a leatherette or the original leather types then it also depend on the gender of the wearer and the manner the shoes is use with a specific purposes. Thus, if the shoes is intended for schools, offices or for party uses the style, and colors should also need to match with the clothing of the wearer. yup, afternoon and evening is the best time to shop...
@youless (68349)
• Guangzhou, China
13 Nov 09
I heard that buying shoes in the afternoon is better. As your feet seem to be the biggest at that time. So you will buy the suitable shoes for you. I love China
• China
13 Nov 09
Hello youless. I am interested to know about what I have heard about. So I guess that it can be a fact relating to the topic of getting shoes. Have a good day, youless.
• Philippines
21 Nov 09
Yup..you're right as most respondent do reply the same things that feet reach its maximum size during afternoon. hence, many believe too that the right time to buy is during afternoon. thanks for responding.
@nonersays (2286)
• United States
26 Dec 09
The evening is the best time to buy shoes. When you're on your feet all day your feet swell a little. If a shoe is comfortable in the morning it could be tight on your feet by evening.
• Philippines
26 Dec 09
yup, you're right and when one have already finish her work during the day. The evening time is the best time to buy shoes as the feet already reach its maximum size and hence you would really get exactly the right size. Then, also the mind of the buyer during those times is already relax from thinking about the work load for the day that one could choose well the style, color and size with much success.
• Philippines
3 Dec 09
The best time to buy shoes for me is during evening. i can only shop after work, I make sure that when I buy shoes it fits me a lot and I will not allow any defect or else I will not buy it. I learned my lesson before. I was shopping for shoes in Greenhills and I bought a pair of sandals. I fit on one sandal only and I hurried home. When I checked on the sandal when I went home i saw it is a pair of both left part of the sandal, meaning the sandals are both for left foot only. So I hurried back to Greenhills to return and check it. Unfortunately there are no pair of that sandals so i just return it and I am very disappointed. Now I am checking everything i buy before living the store. For the question what is the best time to buy shoes, i guess anytime it depends on you, but you have to check the shoes you fit before paying for it.
• Philippines
26 Dec 09
well, evening shopping is also good as you could avoid the rush of many shoppers as they already done their own shopping. Well, their is a scientific explanation on the best time to buy shoes is in the afternoon or evening too and not in the morning. As the feet is already swollen during the day from walking and the feet get its maximum right measurement in the afternoon or evening where it is already stretch, so it is the best time to buy shoes which perfectly fit on you.
• Philippines
30 Nov 09
it is advised that you buy shoes in the afternoon or night.it is the time of the day when your feet are at their widest.for me,I shop for shoes in the afternoon.I have huge,wide feet,US 9.while my feet are too big for my height (5' 5"),I am happy that my feet can carry my entire body without being clumsy.I reward my feet with lovely shoes in my size.
• Philippines
30 Nov 09
hi coco, Yup, this is also the reply most of the respondents and i do believe they are right. As with the theory involve in it that swollen feet is the criteria for buying shoes is the right time to buy to avoid wrong measurement. Well, that really a big feet you have as I only have 6 inches size but still find wrong fit when i buy during morning. thanks.
@flower21 (768)
• Philippines
29 Nov 09
i buy shoes anytime and lot of my mates also mention that afternoon or evening is the best time to buy. though i halfway believe and now i also read others respondents they also mention the same things. i am convince now and i am going to buy shoes either afternoon or morning.
• Philippines
30 Nov 09
hi flower21, Yup, afternoon or evening is the perfect time to buy shoes and i do appreciate all my respondents say the same things they are all intelligent. thanks.
@jillhill (37358)
• United States
18 Nov 09
They say to buy them in the afternoon since you have been on your feet for a wile and they will feel better then.....when you first get up supposedly your feet are not swollen or anything....by afternoon they are...
• Philippines
21 Nov 09
hi jillhill, yup, most respondents do say the same things and it really works wonderful on me as well as to the other people who experience the same things. They also like to buy shoes in the afternoon with those supporting theory they find it too as effective. thanks.
@Iriene88 (5352)
• Malaysia
16 Nov 09
I think buying shoes in the afternoon will be better compared to the morning hour when it is cold. The reason being that our feet is smaller in the morning compared to afternoon. So, if we puchase after trying the shoes in the morning, we might feel tight later when we wear it whole day as our feet will increase in size in the hot afternoon. Then we will feel uncomfortable. We can try this when we wear our ring in the morning. It is quite loose. However, in the afternoon we feel the ring fit well of a bit tight. Do you experience this before?
• Philippines
21 Nov 09
hi irene, Yup ..that's right as everyone reply to with the same theory and based from experience of other people their is somehow true with those concept. Aside for other reasons their is no harm in trying to test those theory as it works wonder for me and to others as well. Well..that the same theory with the ring though and it really wonderful to know they also share the same sentiments. thanks for responding.
@amyson (3509)
• Philippines
14 Nov 09
i don't have any ideas when is the best time to buy shoes but my mom also told me that it is also right to buy shoes in the afternoon.it may swell in the afternoon some old folks say and i do not idea if its true or just a myth.
• Philippines
21 Nov 09
hi amyson, Yup, most of my respondents mention that afternoon is the best time as the feet is swollen and the it is the right time to fit to try to buy shoes it work wonder for me and for others too. thanks.
@haiershen (1084)
• China
13 Nov 09
Sounds very interesting,i never care this, when i go to shop by shoes is in my mood or the day i have more free time,so it doesn't matter if it is morning or afternoon, i never have this problem. my feet is very small, i always buy the smallest shoes in the shop is ok.good luck and have a nice day!
• Philippines
21 Nov 09
haiershen, Yeah..most do have no right information about the importance of buying shoes but if you really have to care to read most respondents do agree in the same things they likely unite in saying that buying shoes in the afternoon or evening is the best time. As the feet reach its maximum size during those times. thanks.
@williamjisir (22912)
• China
13 Nov 09
Hello friend. I seem to have heard some people say that our feet have a different size based on the hours of the day, like morning, afternoon and evening. But I am not sure whether it is true or not. From your case shown here, it seems that it sounds reasonable. So that's why time for buying shoes is raised here. It is really an interesting topic of yours. Thanks for sharing, friend.
• Philippines
21 Nov 09
hi williamsir, Yeah, as I know to from my own observation the theory is very accurate as experience too by almost majority of the respondents totally in agreement that the best time to buy shoes is during afternoon or evening. Thus, the next time i plan to buy another shoes I would make it exactly afternoon as the time to choose. thanks.
@giegrace (214)
• Philippines
12 Nov 09
The best time to buy shoes is during afternoon. Our feet tend to expand when subjected to walking and heat. Generally, our feet are at its largest in the afternoon, compared to their condition in the morning wherein they're still refreshed and not yet tired. So afternoon or evening is the best time to shop for shoes.
• Philippines
21 Nov 09
hi giegrace, Yup..that''s right and almost majority of the respondents agree too that the feet get swollen during the afternoon after being expose to a lot of walking. Thus, it is belief the feet reach its maximum size during the afternoon that it is the best time to fit to try and buy shoes. That one could get her exact size without fail. thanks for responding.
@MsTickle (24623)
• Australia
12 Nov 09
Oh mornings, absolutely. The feet swell during the day due to walking around, confined in shoes or the high temperature. Also, new shoes are stiff. I always try foe all leather shoes or at least a leather upper...the leather has a bit of give...vinyl has none.
• Philippines
21 Nov 09
hi ms tickle, Well..that is a good things though a lot say the best time to buy is either afternoon or evening. But it still alright to buy in the morning as long as you really know exactly your shoe size or just put an extra allowance to allow air to circulate around the feet not to feel tight or too loose. thanks for responding.
• India
12 Nov 09
one of the best ways to get started is to start with short hikes first. that way if your muscles or your feet aren't used to hiking or if you find you are not properly dressed for the weather you won't suffer unnecessarily. one of the different between hiking and walking around in town is that you need to become more aware of your circumstances and what you need in order to take care of your body. while you are hiking there generally won't be a car, bus house,store, or any other shelter to duck info if you get too hot or too cold to tired or too hungry.
• Philippines
12 Nov 09
hi vasudevan, I buy shoes for comfort and though I may use it for different purposes as you mention I may buy shoes like sports shoes which I could walk fast without being restrain then enjoy briskly or slow walking. Then, if I am going to the party I may buy high heels shoes not to tall or with at least 3 inches that I may not flip then for formal gathering like attending wedding etc..then the shoes that I buy also have different colors and styles according to its use as school shoes, office shoes or simply outdoor shoes. It is importance to look after the quality and comfort. thanks.
@mohitseth (568)
• India
12 Nov 09
you must buy things in morning because you can bargin at that time as shopkeepers want to start sales with any product and at any price.at afternoon your energy is drained so to make choice is difficult at that time.happy mylotting.
• Philippines
12 Nov 09
hi mohitsen, yup, morning is the best time to haggle than have a discount in other stores that is operating outside the mall especially in my place their are the so called barter stores where anyone could bargain any item or products they want to purchases.thanks
@sweetyethot (1738)
• China
12 Nov 09
I think its best to buy shoes in the afternoons and clothes in the mornings.The reason for buying shoes in the afternoons is that we walk more time in the afternoons than in the mornings,and our feet become bigger so if the new shoes is comfortable in the afternoons,its also ok in the mornings.As for new clothes,Morning is the best time to try them cuz new clothes look better on you with your refreshed face,but not a tired face with a long day's work.lol Do you think so?
• Philippines
12 Nov 09
sweetyehot, yeah and that right as lot of my respondents say the same things that feet reach its maximum size during the day at afternoon time is the best time to buy shoes as it is exactly the feet size. While, buying clothes that is god too buy as you mention in the morning as the light of the store is in natural color as I could see clearly the clothing style and match better with my appearance. thanks
@GraceZ (6)
• China
12 Nov 09
I love shoes a lot.I can buy shoes at anytime.I herad afternoon is a good time to buy shoes,but I don't mind if it's morning or afternoon.
• Philippines
12 Nov 09
hi bgraceZ, yeah, a lot of my respondents say so that feet reach its maximum size in the afternoon. Hence, it is the best time to buy shoes that it is actually the feet size in inches and could comfortable fit in the shoes. would not feel hurt as exactly as you like to walk in comfort with less worry. thanks
@oXAquaXo (608)
• United States
12 Nov 09
I typically like buying shoes in the afternoon. That's when I have most of my free time. I hate waking up early, as that is typically when you have to get up to have a decent amount of time to buy just the right pair. It usually takes a few stores, which equals about three hours of shopping. Something about afternoon makes me think lazy and "take your time", so that's typically when I like to go.
• Philippines
12 Nov 09
hi oXAquaXo, Their are a lot of saying too that the best time to buy shoes is in the afternoon as the feet is already tired and attain its maximum size that the right measurement for fitting shoes during the day is meet that it is exactly the right size. I realize later than I could shop for all the things I need in the morning but not in terms of shoes as the size of my feet really acquire its true size in the afternoon then would not commit mistakes in choosing the shoes whom I am comfortable of wearing as the feet as many mention too swell during the day as hence it is good to buy shoes when the feet already relax.thanks
@udnisak (610)
• Australia
11 Nov 09
for me it doesnt matter.. what matter most is wheter the shop is opened or not..how ever i like to go shopping evening.. i think it is because after shopping we can eat somewhere and go home straight to bed.. when i buy shoes i alway take someone with me to know his or her opinion about them.. i have a feeling that i cant decide what i want byself..
• Philippines
12 Nov 09
hi udnisak, Yeah, it really depend on the person schedules especially if you are busy during the day and it is also good to buy shoes which exactly your size and never let the other companion to be the one to buy for you as it is still better to be the one to personally buy your own shoes that you could see it for yourself that it fit, match your likes, match in your wardrobes and lastly but not the list you are comfortable with.thanks
@dawnald (83985)
• Shingle Springs, California
11 Nov 09
For me personally, the only difference I can think of is that the stores are less crowded in the morning.
• Philippines
12 Nov 09
hi dawnald, yeah, that what i also observe but a lot says the best time to buy shoes is in the afternoon as the feet is swollen and reach its maximum size during the day. thanks