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You Will Need
- Piece of paper
- Measuring tape or ruler
- Shoe size chart
- Arch supports, heel cushions, or ball cushions
Tape paper to floor
Tape a piece of paper onto the floor. Make sure the paper is longer than your foot.
Place toweling on floor
Wear socks and stand on the paper. Then draw outlines of each of your feet.
Use a measuring tape or ruler to measure from your heel to the tip of your longest toe and add 1/4 inch to that measurement for your shoe size.
Measure the width of your foot at its widest section, typically the ball. Add a 1/4 inch to that measurement as well.
Use measurements and size chart for size
Refer to a size chart to help determine the size of shoe you should try on.
Stand and walk in shoes
Stand and walk around in the shoes to see how well they fit. They shouldn't gap or buckle and there should be a half a thumb's length from your longest toe to the edge of the shoe.
Add arch support and padding
Make shoes more comfortable by adding arch supports, heel cushions, or ball cushions. Well-fitting shoes will put pep in your step.