3 tips for buying shoes

As a fashionable woman and a blogger, you could imagine what sort of wardrobe I inherit on a regular basis. My style has evolved over the years and this site is a true testament to that. I was searching back through my archives to pin point a product or style that I seemed to have an abundance of and you guessed it, it’s shoes! Shoes are the one item that can morph an outfit from day to night, casual to dressy and everything in between. I’m a true sucker for a stellar pair of footwear and because I’m a little fixated with new shoes at the moment, I’m sharing 3 tips for buying shoes.

  1. Always try on the shoes – I know the size reads a 38 and you’ve purchased from this brand before but trust me when I say you should ALWAYS try on the shoes. Just because the shoe is your size in writing, it may be too wide, too narrow, pinchy, too big or small, etc. Not every shoe is created equal so not every shoe is made for you.
  2. Try it on with the right socks – If you’re searching for sneakers or any footwear that requires socks, bring the socks that you’ll wear with the shoes to ensure they fit properly.
  3. Stand up & walk – I don’t care if the associate needs to move on with the sale, you stay in those shoes as long as you need! Stand up in them, walk around the store, get a feel for the shoe.

Whether you’re purchasing online and in-store, these rules apply. I would suggest that if you’re purchasing the shoes online because they didn’t have your size and colour in stock, then try on your size in a different colour and test them out.

I’ve been wearing these new ECCO Kinhin Low shoes on repeat. Not only are they super minimal and cool but my favorite feature is the removable leather-covered cork inlay sole that fits to the foot’s natural form AND the leather tag against the heel helps from scratching and cutting into my heel.

What do you look for when buying shoes? Share your tips with me!

Oak + Fort shirt | Frank + Oak pants | Zara trench
ECCO Shoes | Ray Ban Club Master sunglasses | Kara Yoo ring | Mejuri ring

Photography by Vancouver Photographer Reece Voyer.

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