Shoe shopping may seem to be a fun and simple experience, but if one does not do it in the right way, they may end up buying the wrong type of shoes. There are numerous shoes out there that one can choose from: wedding shoes, fitness shoes, running shoes, men, and women shoes.

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During shoe shopping, to buy the right type of shoes, there are certain things that need to be factored in. Having the right checklist will be convenient in helping anyone find the best shoes for their needs. It can be a tricky task, so that is why it is important to have a checklist to follow when going for footwear shopping.

We are going to look at a few things that one needs to think about while they are shoe shopping:

Beware of your budget:

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It is important during shoe shopping to think about your budget and how much you are willing to spend. Once the right amount of money is allocated for shoe shopping, one can buy the shoes that they need and within the set budget. It is important not to buy a shoe just for the sake of it. For example, if you already own three pairs of black heels, then there is no need to buy more. Remember, don’t buy on an impulse, since it will lead to overspending unnecessarily. Have a list of the shoes, which are actually needed and stick to your list.

The Right Size:

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While shoe shopping, the most important thing is getting one in the right and comfortable size, especially if shopping online. Buying shoes online are harder than buying them from the local shoe store. If you are looking for shoes, then it is best to go to a shoe store where one can try the shoes before purchasing them. It is better to be safe than sorry, right? When trying your shoes, it is important to try three sizes before settling on the one to buy. Try on the normal size, then try a half size smaller and half size larger. It is because different brands of shoes have different sizes. By trying on different sizes, one will be able to buy the most comfortable type of shoe.

Know Your Arch Type:

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If you are shopping for a nice athletic type of shoe, then it is important to think about the arch type. If you are not sure about arch type, then one can ask an expert on how to determine their arch. Usually the shoes will have a high or flat arch or normal arch. It plays an important role in the type of shoes that one can buy. At the end of the day, the shoes need to be able to provide one with the comfort they are looking for. It is said, “if you can’t walk in it, don’t buy it.”

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While shoe shopping, one needs to think of support and fit. The heel counter test is another thing that needs to be part of your checklist. The shoes that you buy should be comfortable when you put it on right away.

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And in case, you just can’t find the right shoes, which not only catches your fancy but is also super comfortable then you can go in for customised shoes. Customised shoes ensure that not only they are the right fit but their design can also be innovated upon and made as per your preferences. LazyBrats specialises in customised and hand-painted shoes, for men, women and kids!