For shoe retailer Stuart Weitzman, manufacturing shoes in size 12 is not a rarity. In the past, the average shoe size for the retailer was size 7. Now, however, the new average has become size 8. With the rapid growth of foot size over recent years, the making of shoes in larger and larger sizes has grown as well.

Since the 1970s, the average shoe size has gone up two sizes. As foot size rapidly increases, the need for shoppers to constantly measure their shoe size in store becomes more and more necessary. Simply selecting the same shoe size each purchase will not always guarantee the best fit for your feet. Shoe shopping is also best done later in the day; during this time, your feet are at their largest.

The prevention of foot conditions begins with wearing the proper shoe size. Consult with podiatrist Dr. James C. Ricketti, DPM of Hamilton Square. Dr. Ricketti will provide you with quality foot and ankle treatment.

Getting the Right Shoe Size

Sometimes it may be difficult finding the right shoe size especially because shoe sizes tend to vary depending on the brand and company you are looking for. A size 6 for one brand may be a size 7 in another. Although many people know their exact shoe size, it can range within 2 sizes depending on where they shop.

So it is important not to always go for a size 7 just because you think you might be a size 7 universally. It is best to try on the shoe and walk around for a bit to see how it fits and how it feels. Comfort is essential and the fitting has to be well otherwise it can lead to blisters, bruises at the back of the ankle and it can also hurt your toes if the shoe is too tight for example.

People walk a lot, so it is important for you to find what is comfortable when it is possible.

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If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office located in Hamilton Square, NJ. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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