Top Shoe Tips

@rainbow (6763)
February 18, 2007 2:01pm CST
1. You can tell if these boots (or any other shoes) are made for walking… If you can’t wear a pair of shoes comfortably for more than an hour, don’t bother. Your face will show your pain. 2. Never buy a shoe that wrinkles when you flex your foot. Also, buy late in the day, when your feet are the largest. 3. When it comes to sandals, keep it simple. You’ll get more use out of them. Be sure straps are well made, not too tight or too delicate. Avoid sandals that cut any area of the foot. 4. Flats look best with long skirts and slim pants. 5. Inexpensive shoes look richer in natural browns than in black. When you’re bargain shopping, buy brown Can you think of any more tips for buying comfortable and snsible pretty and fashionable looking shoes?
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@shywolf (4522)
• United States
18 Feb 07
I can't think of more tips, but I wanted to say that I agree wholeheartedly with your first tip. Be very careful that you're buying shoes that your feet will be comfortable in! I once bought a pair that I really thought were okay, but I didn't test them enough, and they ended up just sitting around the house rotting because I found out that if I wore them for even an hour, they hurt too much. So always test out your shoes as much as possible before you buy! ^_^
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@rainbow (6763)
18 Feb 07
I don't buy a lot of shoes, but I have learned oer the years taht it is better to buy winter boots a size too big so I can get woolly socks in them, lol.
@gabs8513 (48716)
• United Kingdom
18 Feb 07
Well thank you for these Tips but they are a bit late now for me and I only wear Heels by the Way as I can not walk in Flats so there goes that one out the Window. Don't like Sandals so do not have to worry about them. I think that is it hmmmmmmmmmmm nope can't think of anything else lol
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@rainbow (6763)
18 Feb 07
you are going to have a job balancing on a christmas tree in your pixie boots, miss Angel, lol.
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@gabs8513 (48716)
• United Kingdom
19 Feb 07
ha ha ha very Funny I will not be on a Tree so no worries on that one.
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@Willowlady (10666)
• United States
18 Feb 07
Depending on your size it will help to wear darker ones when trying to minimize you size in comparison of what your are wearing. Think do you really need another pair of shoes or boots. I usually find shoes at the church rummage sales. Spray with lysol before wearing in case your benefactor had a problem. That would be about it. Thanks for sharing this with Mylot!!
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@rainbow (6763)
18 Feb 07
That's a good idea, I have often bought shoes for myself from the Charity shop and hoped I wouldn't catch anything, never thought of straying them with something, thanks!
@Willowlady (10666)
• United States
18 Feb 07
Sure anytime. We must share our knowledge and glee for a better day for us! Thanks for responding to me.
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@hezoid (2149)
13 May 07
Those are some good tips. I don't really have any of my own to add. I do prefer to buy leather shoes as they mould to your foot and let your toes breath. Cheap fake leather shoes generally don't last very long and i don't find them as comfey.
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@rainbow (6763)
15 May 07
That's true, although I am sort of famed for never wearing my shoes if I cana viod it, leather is much better as it is natural, plastic is far harderto be comfortable in and seems to encourage smelly feet.
@sherinek (3323)
• United States
13 Mar 07
Thanks for valuable tips. I dont use high heels cos then my back pain doubles! I always wear a 1.5 inch wedge heel which are not covered. My shoes are always very comfortable and I only care about that not elegance or trend.
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@rainbow (6763)
14 Mar 07
I'm so glad you are wearing sensible shoes! It can mak a lot of difference to the way we walk and the kind of day we have.
@14missy (3185)
• Australia
20 Feb 07
Thanks for the tips rainbow. I don't buy a lot of shoes (even though I would love to) Being an Aussie girl I seem to live in my thongs (the shoe type not lingeree)and when I wear high heels my feet hate it as they are used to the flats. I always wear good socks when trying on new sneakers or boots though to guage the fit.
@rainbow (6763)
20 Feb 07
You sound about as shoe friendly as me, I love my flip flops and prefer bare feet. You are right its a good idea to put a thick pair of socks on to try shoes.
@suedarr (2382)
• Canada
19 Feb 07
Great tips Rainbow! I can add that it is a good idea to spend an hour or two walking around beore trying on new shoes. Your feet will be a little more swollen than normal, and if the shoe or boot fits comfortably at the point you'll probably have a winner. Cheers!
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@rainbow (6763)
20 Feb 07
That's a clever idea, I'm glad I don't buy huge amounts of shoes, but it's nice to get some tips together.
@sherinek (3323)
• United States
13 Mar 07
Thanks for valuable tips. I dont use high heels cos then my back pain doubles! I always wear a 1.5 inch wedge heel which are not covered. My shoes are always very comfortable and I only care about that not elegance or trend.
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