Do you put on shoes that fit?

Dallas, Texas
March 31, 2016 12:55pm CST
It is harder for me to find a shoe store or department that has the foot measuring tool to see how long and how wide my foot is and to let me know if there is room for a sole insert and cotton socks and if the shoe lets my feet 'BREATH' and if it has laces that come lose all day long or velcro that makes putting on the shoe much easier and does it have proper space above and past the big toe and such. You can go buy a shoe any time. But can you really find a pair and put a pair on that actually fit and fit well? I took a long walk in a pair of shoes too big for me and with no arch support. Bad idea!
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• United States
31 Mar 16
Shoes good ones are so expensive it seems Anthony. I havent found a good pair of shoes since I was 15 yrs old..my old brogues were the only ones that ever fit well. They were leather in the oxford wing tip style and would cost a blinking fortune today.
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• Dallas, Texas
31 Mar 16
Do they still make them today but at a much higher price?
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• United States
31 Mar 16
@lookatdesktop They do Anthony, but they are very hard to find now..they are very high end shoes at an astronomical price.
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• Dallas, Texas
31 Mar 16
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@cherriefic (4708)
• Baguio, Philippines
31 Mar 16
I usually buy a pair which is one size bigger. That usually work for me.
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• Dallas, Texas
31 Mar 16
One size bigger in some instances, like when they shrink down a size after a wash. That is likely the reason. Some shoes, made of real leather can not be washed in ordinary fashion though. Do you care to elaborate?
@DaintyD (1102)
31 Mar 16
i don't think I know of anywere who measures feet these days, I certainly havnt had mine done since j was a small child. And I have a terrible time getting shoes to shot - size 4 is too small but size 5 is much to big! All new shoes hurt me due to poorly fitting.
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• Dallas, Texas
31 Mar 16
This is a problem with lots of people. My wife has wide feet but short feet. I have size 12 wide width. I find my shoe size everywhere but not all fit the same. That is why I have stuck with some of the ones by Doctor Scholls shoes. with the extra attention to insoles.
@DaintyD (1102)
31 Mar 16
@lookatdesktop Yes all the shops shoes sizes are different, it's bad too as its so damaging to wear I'll filling shoes. I'm glad you have found a brand you can rely on.
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• Dallas, Texas
1 Apr 16
@DaintyD The store that sells the shoes that hurt my feet for 4 months where I couldn't even walk normally is the same store that also sells the good shoes. The trouble with this store is, it's one of the largest retail chains in the world and they have no customer service in their departments, just people who tell you either they have it in stock or they don't and customer service is all about refunds, exchanges or items being written off as damaged or non returnable like most cold food items that never return to their proper locations in cold display cases where they were left at registers for just because the customer changed their minds at the last minute.
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@just4him (120063)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
31 Mar 16
It's been a long time since I've been in an actual shoe store that fit the foot for shoes.
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• Dallas, Texas
31 Mar 16
Yea I've been getting that a lot here about shoes. I wonder why this is so?
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@just4him (120063)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
1 Apr 16
@lookatdesktop Most of the shoe stores that I know of that offer that service are very expensive. Other shoe stores like Footlocker - I don't know if they're around anymore - don't offer that service either. So you go in, find something you like, try it on and if it fits, you buy it.
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• Dallas, Texas
1 Apr 16
@just4him Most people don't realize if a shoe fits or not. That is why the stores that let you measure your feet properly can help you actually find better fitting shoes. The other way is just not acceptable in my opinion. Too many people suffer terrible foot problems from buying shoes that look good on the outside but fit improperly on the inside. Poor shoe design is all too common and people seem to think they deserve nothing more than mere warehouse style stores instead of service oriented ones which I prefer over those.
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@RasmaSandra (18444)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
31 Mar 16
@llokatdesktop for that reason and since here in Latvia I couldn't find shoes that fit right I only wear soft and comfortable sport shoes.
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• Dallas, Texas
31 Mar 16
Do you buy an extra pair just so you have them if they run out?
@RasmaSandra (18444)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
2 Apr 16
@lookatdesktop I've had such comfortable sport shoes that I have worn some till there are holes in the soles and then sadly I toss them out and get a new pair.
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• Dallas, Texas
2 Apr 16
@RasmaSandra , Yes, I had some like that. They fit better than new ones and I just had to throw them out because of the external wear not the internal. Have a few good pair in the closet just for painting or lawn work. That way you can keep your clean new ones from damage when doing work around the house.
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@besweet (7227)
• Greece
31 Mar 16
Only trainers feel comfortable to me! I've never given so much thought to shoes to be honest, most of the time I buy them because they are stylish and not because they are comfortable. I hope you can find a store that can provide all those information, I think it's hard unless you order custom made shoes just for you.
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• Dallas, Texas
31 Mar 16
Hmm. I will give this more thought.
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@amadeo (67587)
• United States
31 Mar 16
I miss the old day with the shoes sales person.They measured and bring the shoes out to be sure that it fits. Well they are gone I know what your saying there
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• Dallas, Texas
31 Mar 16
The only good thing I know is, if the shoe feels bad and hurts you can return it to most American retailer that sold them to you and get an exchange for a better fitting shoe sometimes even with no receipt.
@Marcyaz (35651)
• United States
31 Mar 16
I never have problems finding shoes that fit me, thank goodness.
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• Dallas, Texas
31 Mar 16
You are very lucky. And I kind of wish this luck would rub off on me and others as well. I know one thing I prefer to try them on instead of making a purchase online. Thank you for your comment.