How Should Boots Fit – Things To Check When Trying Them On
If you are wondering how should boots fit, or how should boots fit on calf, or how should boots fit around ankle, then you will appreciate these insights. As an avid lover and wearer of boots, I have personally found things to check when trying on boots that work well for me and they might work for you too. One thing I have found over the years is that when I asked these questions, it seemed I always got a different answer from people who I asked. As a result, I decided to do my own research to see what things were important for me long term. Here is what I learned. Again, I stress that what works for me, may not work best for you. The rule of thumb I have found is that you have to do what feels best for your feet. Trust me, I have made the mistake of going for fashion over comfort and that did not end well. I think most people empathize with what I’m saying. You find cute boots that are just so adorable. More importantly, the boots go with your outfit and with your bag. The boots are a must have to complete your outfit. But when the shoe salesman brings you the boots to try on, you discover they are a little tight in a number of places and loose in others.
Then, we all know what happens next. We then ask the salesperson how should my boots fit. He tells us things to look for and we know they don’t fit properly at all and we still buy them because they are cute. Then, the night of our big outing, we get dressed and squeeze our foot into the boots and we don’t think about ankle fit, calf fit, or toe box fit. Yes, we look adorable, but then half way through the night we are in pain. Because we ignored fit, we start to feel uncomfortable or maybe we begin to feel the start of a blister. We try to fight through the discomfort, as we take each painful step. The next thing you know, we finally give up and decide to carry our boots or shoes in our hand and walk barefoot. I think it is safe to say we have all done that a time or two. Our dates are usually embarrassed by that and we feel bad because we know we are not looking like the stunning dressed person who left the house. The next day we are off to buy a new pair of boots. If this has ever happened to you, read what I do to make sure boots fit correctly. And for what it is worth, my favorite place to shop for boots online is the www.zappos.com/boots page. When I find boots online that fit properly, I like to reorder the same one in different colors so I have a wide variety of comfortable boots that fit when I get dressed.
With that said, consider the following things to check when trying boots on. First, is the boot too short. If your toes are all pushed into the toe box and curling, that means in my opinion that the boots are too small. You will want to try on a larger size. Also, don’t get a shoe that is so large that your toes don’t even enter the toe box area. I have done this as well, but I ended up tripping and falling a lot. I even tried to compensate for this by putting on lots of pairs of socks. Unfortunately, before the toe area got filled in, the sides got too tight. However, I had not tried on the boots before my outing and I was in last minute desperation. In addition to being too short or too long, you should consider other factors.
For instance, you should be asking how should boots fit around my ankle or how should boots fit on my calf. Personally, I feel that you need support around the ankle, especially if the boots have high heels. From my experience, if there is not ankle support, my ankle tends to roll and that results in pain or in me falling. The fit around the calf is more tricky. You don’t want it so tight that it cuts off the circulation. I wore boots that were too tight on the calf and it was painful. Furthermore, you don’t want to have them too loose in my opinion. Simply put, I have found that when the boots are too loose on my calf they have a tendency to rub on my calf and irritate it. In fact, I had a pair of boots on that were so loose that they rubbed against each other as I walked. In addition, you will want to make sure that they aren’t too tight. Yes, some boots will stretch, but I have found that not all will. Hope these boot fit tips help. Now you should go shop for some cute new boots. One place to start looking for your new boots is on the zappos.com/boots site. There prices are great as I see it too.
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