Whether hiking steep terrain, running along a trail or enjoying a casual walk around town, shoes that fit correctly are essential for the overall comfort and health of your feet. The following tips and techniques are designed to help you get a good fit.
This may seem obvious. But feet do change size over time, so if you haven't had yours measured in awhile, it's not a bad idea-especially before you order boots or shoes online.
Have an experienced REI salesperson measure both of your feet using a Brannock device and use these measurements as your starting point. If one foot is larger than the other (which is quite common), fit your larger foot first.
High insteps, longer second toes, bunions, heel spurs—all these common foot conditions can cause annoying and painful fit problems. Most of these fit issues can be addressed fairly easily.
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