To celebrate National Measure Your Feet Day today (yes…it’s a real thing), we’re giving you some tips to help you find your shoe size! Although this may seem like a no-brainer, it’s actually more challenging than you may think! Lots of factors can affect your shoe size, so follow these tips to make sure you get the perfect fit for your foot.
Tip #1: Measure Your Feet
You probably have a pretty good idea of what size you wear…but did you know that our feet continue to grow even when we’re done growing? That’s why it’s a good idea to get your feet measured every year. Since your feet also carry all your weight, make sure to stand when you have them measured.
Tip #2: Shop Late
While we think anytime is a good time to shop for shoes, it’s actually best to go later in the day. As the day goes by, our feet tend to swell. So when you shop a little later, you can be sure you won’t wind up with shoes that feel tight by 5 p.m.
Tip #3: Wear the Right Socks
Don’t try on dress shoes with athletic socks, and vice versa…always wear the type of socks you’ll normally wear with the shoes when you try them on.
Tip #4: Double Check
Sizes vary by brand and style…so even if you’re an 8 in one brand, it doesn’t mean you’ll wear an 8 in a different brand. Try on everything, and put on both shoes to make sure they each fit the way you like.
#5: Ask for Help
Remember, you can get your feet measured at any Famous Footwear store by our expert store associates or use our handy printable shoe size chart to help you find the right size at home!
Looking to find the right fit for your kids? Check out this video for some additional tips to help you get the proper fit for those growing feet.