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Choosing a Shoe That Fits
Buy a shoe one-half inch longer than your longest toe.
The forefoot should not be crowded; be sure your toes can extend.
Be sure there's a snug fit around the heel of the shoe.
Your feet expand when bearing weight, so stand when your feet are measured.
In many people, one foot is larger than the other. Shoes should be fitted to your longer and wider foot.
Consider not buying high-heeled shoes. These put pressure on the toes, which can lead to bunions and other foot problems.
Remember that weather affects your feet. They get smaller in cold weather and expand in hot weather.
If you have diabetes, pay special attention to shoe fit. Poorly fitting shoes can lead to infections.