As you walk from mall to mall shopping for new shoes, you may sometimes feel some anxiety about it? Do you look at the racks over and over not knowing what to choose? Would you like advice on selecting the best choice? Well, continue reading and learn some shoe shopping tips from those who know about shoes.

Tip one. Never wear sneakers without wearing any socks. Few know that the friction can damage your foot. Also, without socks, the shoe will absorb sweat that will make foot fungus grow. Chose to wear socks made of cotton and a sprinkle of some foot powder will keep your feet dry.

Tip two. Stay within your budget. Set a budget and stick to it. Sales often create the false illusion of affordability and prompt you to purchase shoes impulsively. Consider what you need and then what you want, but make sure it is affordable.

Tip three. Test new shoes by walking around in them before purchasing them. You may not notice how uncomfortable or ill-fitting a shoe is until you walk in it. Try the show on in a few different sizes to see which size fits best.

Tip four. Choose comfortable shoes. The shoes that you choose to wear should reflect the importance of your feet. Improperly fitting shoes hurt your feet and sometimes cause damage. Since this may cause future foot-related problems, only purchase shoes that are comfortable, and that fit your feet correctly.

Tip five. Before you buy shoes for exercising, find out what type of arch you have. Different athletic shoes are designed to fit various arch types. A quick trick to determine your arch type is to wet the bottom of one foot and step down on some paper. The wet areas will reveal your arch type. A flat arch leaves a nearly solid damp footprint. The middle won’t be visible if you have a high arch. Knowing this may help you select shoes that fit more comfortably.

Tip six. Do not fall prey to the concept of breaking in a shoe. You may be told by an overzealous salesperson that your pair of new shoes will fit better after you wear them once or twice. That isn’t always true. The one exception is if your shoes need to be woman tying shoestringstretched to accommodate bunions. Outside of this one purpose, typically these shoes will never become more comfortable. In fact, a good pair of shoes will be comfortable from the onset. Find another pair, if they are not a perfect fit.

Tip seven. Buy yourself some quality athletic shoes. From running to going on hikes, the right shoes are specialized to your needs. They need to give your feet the proper support. Shoes that are not created for specific activities won’t support your feet adequately and can even cause damage to your body and back.

Tip Eight. Don’t overpay or underpay for shoes. You will find that high-quality shoes are worth their weight in gold. However, you shouldn’t purchase a shoe just because a celebrity has endorsed it. The shoe’s quality may not be worth it if it’s poorly made.

Tip nine. Try building a large shoe collection so that you’re able to have a pair of shoes that you can wear for any occasion. People will notice your shoes, and you might be judged negatively if your shoes are not appropriate for the occasion. Picking shoes that match your clothing will yield positive results.

Use these nine tips when you set foot in the next shoe store. With practice, you’ll find that shoe shopping soon becomes second nature. You should have no trouble finding just the shoes you want.