How to choose your shoes this summer
1-Think about the activity you are going to do while wearing your shoes. Obviously, you will not want ballet shoes if you go to the beach, but on the other hand, sandals are not appropriate in a pasture full of cattle. That's why here we give you some general advice for activities combined with proper footwear:
- Party shoes: think about the hours that you will be standing, it is important to choose the right heel if you are not used to carrying your feet up for a long time. Is it day or night? Choose the material and texture of the shoe to match perfectly with your suit, or on the contrary use them to highlight them over your outfit and give a unique touch to your look.
- Hiking: low cut boots or work boots, with strong instep, good ankle support, adhesive soles and enough support for the instep.
- Sports shoes: this is one of the most diverse ranges of footwear, with specialized shoes for almost all sports, such as tennis, golf, basketball, soccer, skating and even bowling, so it would probably be better to talk with an expert seller of a shoe store to find the most comfortable type for a specific need.
- Dress shoes: Here, style may be the main concern, but you should consider how much walking will be involved in your plans and choose shoes that are comfortable. For men, usually black or brown shoes will go well with most affairs or evening gowns, but ladies will most likely want to find a color and heel height that complements their clothes.
2- Choose shoes that provide enough support in the instep. Our feet carry a load with each step we take, day after day, and the instep of the foot is a mechanical marvel that works both as a shock absorber and a balance mechanism, and being sure to have it supported will help maintain your Health.
3- Good material for the sole. Shoes with soft soles are generally quieter and more comfortable than stiff and inflexible soles. Some shoes with very hard soles will mark coated floors like vinyl tiles and in some cases, such as hospital environments, the knocking of hard soles can be annoying for people in the workplace, as well as the patients.
4- Pay special attention to the material from which the insteps are made. Most shoes are traditionally made of leather, but there are many grades and types of leather, and each has its own distinctive characteristics. Chamois do not need polish, as the patent leather does, and very elegant shoes can be made from the skins of exotic animals, including crocodile skin or ostrich. Many people are reluctant or refuse to wear any shoe or clothing made from animal products, so synthetic materials or natural fibers are going to be their preference.
5-Measure your feet correctly so that the shoes fit you correctly. This means to look at the length and width, and here, there is no substitute for the help of an experienced shoe salesman. Not all feet are the same and many people find that their feet are not symmetrical, which can even mean buying a shoe of different size for each foot.
6-Consider the height of the heel of your shoe carefully. The heels of women's shoes are often high in the idea that height will make them look more elegant, or thinner, but if this is achieved at the expense of comfort, or even the health of their feet, they could not be a smart choice.
7- Examine the sewing and sewing methods of your shoes. The double row seam on the insteps, sealed joints with reinforcements, reinforced rivets and the Goodyear Welt sewing process are indicators of a good job, boots or durable shoes.