A Perfect Fit
Once you have determined the type of shoe you need – try a variety of models and brands to find the perfect fit. Each shoe model and make will have a slightly different shape, contour, forefoot width, and heel width. The following list will guide you to a perfect fit.
Shoe shape – Foot shape varies, some feet are relatively straight and others have a bit of a “C” curve to them. Pull the insole out of the shoe you are trying on, stand on it to see if it matches the outline of your foot.
Forefoot width – Some people are more comfortable with a snug fit while others like a little room to wiggle the toes. This is a preference issue; research has shown that it does not affect the mechanics.
Length – When you are standing and laced up there should be a little finger’s width gap between the longest toe and the end of the shoe.
Heel cup – Heels vary in their width so you will need to try on different shoes to find the brand or model that cradles your heel snuggly.