Shopping is a national pastime for two reasons: First, it is fun and exciting. Second, it is necessary. Sometimes you go shopping because it is something enjoyable to do. Maybe you like finding great bargains or love putting together fashionable outfits. Sometimes you go shopping because you need something specific. Shoe shopping can be both.
There is nothing quite like your favorite pair of shoes. They are worn in just the right ways, molded perfectly to your foot. They are so comfortable, it’s like your feet get a hug every time you put them on. Unfortunately, favorite shoes, no matter how much you love them, never last forever. So there comes a time when you need to find a new pair of favorite shoes.
There are a few things to consider when you set out to find a new favorite pair of shoes this summer such as use, style and fit.
How Will You Use Them?
What is the purpose of this particular pair of shoes? Do you plan on wearing them out to nice events, or will they be more casual for walking around shopping? If you’re a very active person, for example if you like to go hiking, you will need athletic shoes. Do you want something that has a lot of support, or would you rather go for a pair of slip on flats?
Your favorite shoes are going to be a pair that you wear often, so they need to fit into your daily life. Think about your lifestyle and decide the type of shoe you will need based on what their primary use will be.
What Style Should You Pick?
The style of your favorite shoes is all about personal preference. Do you like to dress up and look nice most days, or are you more of a casual jeans and a t shirt type of person? Are you a bohemian goddess or a chic fashionista?
Your style will determine what kind of shoe is going to work best for you. For example, if you have a more bohemian casual style and like to walk a lot, a sturdy and comfortable pair of sandals like Birkenstock might be a good fit for you. Or if you are a fashionista that also likes to be comfortable, a nice pair of ballet flats might be just what you’re looking for.
Make Sure It Fits
Of course, your new favorite shoes have to fit you properly. You are unlikely to wear an ill-fitting pair of shoes almost every day, if ever. A good fit is everything when it comes to shoes. It is what makes them truly comfortable.
Spend time at the store determining the fit of your shoes. Let the sales associates help you with sizing, and make sure to walk around in the shoes. Better yet, make sure you bring whatever socks you would normally wear to try on with the shoes. It’s never fun to try on a pair of shoes using the tiny hose foot covers that are provided, only to get home and find that your new shoes are too tight when you put on socks.
Keep these factors in mind when you set out to find your new pair of favorite shoes for the summer. A nice pair of strappy sandals, perhaps, or some slip on wedges. If they fit into your life and style, and fit you just right, you know they’re the ones.