measuring your feet for shoe size

Why You Should (Regularly) Measure Your Feet

This blog is a rallying cry. From your feet to you. And it’s a simple one. A small activity that can have a significant impact on your wellbeing. Ready…?

Measure your feet.

See? Simple.

But why now? Glad you asked. January 23rd marks national measure your feet day. So, in the spirit of offering your feet the tender loving care they deserve, we thought we’d share some insight on exactly why you should get your feet measured.

Why You Should Measure Your Foot Size

In footwear, comfort is key. As such, measuring your feet for shoe size is an essential part of ensuring ongoing comfort and support.

You see, unlike other areas of your body, your feet continue to change shape over time, whether due to collapsing arches, changes in weight, or damage picked up whilst exercising.

And these changes can greatly affect the size, type, and style of shoe that’s the best fit for you. For example, our arches collapse over time, meaning that as we age, our feet subtly lengthen.

And while this may not seem like a ground-breaking revelation, the difference in comfort between the size you wear and, say, a half size up can be staggering. Indeed, wearing shoes that are too tight can have a serious impact on your foot health, potentially contributing to:

  • Ingrown toenails
  • Deformation
  • Blisters
  • Bruising
  • Nerve damage

By regularly measuring your feet – ideally each time you buy new shoes – you can ensure that you’re getting the right fit for your feet. Keeping the spring in your step.

Foot balance measurement

How Can Measuring Feet for Shoe Size Help?

Our feet are our base; connected to other areas of our body in ways both obvious and surprising.

Indeed, problems with our feet can contribute to everything from shin splints to lower back pain. And, as you can imagine, poorly fitting shoes can exacerbate foot health issues in a variety of ways.

For example, wearing shoes that are either too loose or too tight can affect your gait In turn, changes to your gait can affect joints in your knees, hips, and lower back as your body works to redistribute your weight to allow you to balance.

However, by simply measuring your feet, it’s possible to address these issues before they occur, meaning you can stride with comfort and confidence.

Where to Get Your Feet Measured for Shoes

At Shuropody, we’re experts in foot care. And measuring your feet plays a crucial role in maintaining impeccable foot health.

So whether you’re buying shoes from our stores or treating yourself to a refreshing, rejuvenating podiatry treatment, we’ll use our expertise to correctly measure your feet, making recommendations for the right footwear for you.
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