When men shop for shoes they often just head into the store and choose the first thing they see in the size and colour they want. They give no thought to other aspects of the shoe shopping experience. One of the most important factors when shopping for men’s shoes is the fit.
Size and width are crucial for comfort and how snug or loose the fit depends on the type of shoe and its purpose. When a shoe is not designed to be too long and narrow, but is– it will cause blisters, and sometimes permanently cause you foot to become misshapen. Of course, the best fit is a custom fit manufacture by hand—unfortunately, custom-made shoes can be very hard to come by and very expensive.
Your next best option is to truly size your feet and try on several different options. Walk around in the new men’s shoes you are considering as an option and carefully analyse the best fit. This makes buying shoes a not so easy process, but one that will be infinitely more comfortable and durable in the long run.