Mind your Toes !
Ever felt that some shoes just feel better than others although they are marked the same size and width ? 60% of your discomfort could be coming from the fact that your toes are not suited to the inner shape of the particular shoe.
While there is lot emphasis on selecting the right length and width for a shoe, but your toes play a key role in this process.
A huge part of footwear comfort is defined by how your toes feel in the space given to them. There are two factors which contribute on this – shape on your toes and shape on the shoe in the toe-box area.
Both have several variations and it is critical to ensure the shape & volume matches and not just the dimensions.
Let’s start with the foot:
Shape of the toes can vary greatly from one individual to another. For some people the differences are quite obvious or others it’s much subtle. Toe box shape has a huge impact on even the width selection of your footwear .
Toe box shape is determined by three factors
1) Shape alignment of the five toes.
2) Spread of the toes inward or outward.
3) Toe height
In some combinations such having a square toe box with outward toes – the width on the foot is decided by this region and is often the deciding dimension for selecting a shoe. Using the traditional foot width – typically measured at the ball points would not provide a good fit.
While selecting shoe – apart from length and width next time do consider a toe box fit also!
In order to determine your toe foot shape and complete dimensions from one photo, please open this link on your mobile browser: www.shoesize.online.
Our app will tell you shape and help you understand shoe fitting better.
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