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A Men’s Guide To Choosing The Best Footwear

by Martha Simmonds
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Despite the fact that you have been wearing shoes your entire life, you probably still struggle to find a good pair. You aren’t the only one! There are so many different factors that go into selecting footwear that it is easy to get it wrong. To ensure that you put your best foot forward when selecting your shoes in the future, here are the top tips to follow!

Choose A Good Brand

First things first, choose a high-quality brand. Yes, footwear can get pricey, and it can be tempting to skimp and opt for a cheaper brand. What you save now, may end up costing you later. Budget brands use poorer quality materials and don’t pay as much attention to stitching and manufacturing. As such, you may end up needing to buy a new pair again sooner than anticipated.

Of course, your footwear doesn’t have to be very expensive, either. It is possible to find a good quality brand that is also affordable. To increase your options, check out online shoe stores – not only do they have a greater variety to choose from, but the prices tend to be a great deal lower too.

It’s All About The Fit

It doesn’t matter how great your footwear looks if it doesn’t fit properly. As you are well aware, getting the right fit is difficult. This is why you have to take so much care in taking measurements, particularly if you are shopping online.

The first thing you need to do is to measure your feet at the end of the day. This is when your feet will be at their widest. Keep in mind that your feet will expand and contract throughout the day. As such, you need a pair of shoes when your feet are at their most swollen.

The other thing that you should be aware of is that one foot is typically longer than the other. Thus, make a point to measure both feet to determine what size you should be choosing.

Know Your Needs

Everybody’s feet are different. Some have wider feet and others have feet that get hot easily. Then there are individuals with high arches or sensitive skin. The key to finding the perfect men’s shoes for you is to make a list of your requirements.

This could be arch support, ankle support, mesh for improved airflow, reinforced toes, etc. Then, check out the shoes available to you and narrow down your options with the help of your list. This should allow you to make your decision that much more quickly.

Understanding Color

Some shoes can have some pretty wild shades. While playing with color is fun, it is important to first stock up on hues that go with everyday clothing. Black goes with everything while brown is ideal for dark blue outfits.

If you are only planning on having a limited number of shoes, look for neutral colors that will readily match the items in your wardrobe. This will make getting dressed a lot easier.

These are the main guidelines that you should follow when looking for shoes as a man. They will make it easier for you to come to a decision.

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