Follow The Five Tips For Buying The Right Sandals

With sandal season approaching, it is time to store the furry boots, and take out the flip flops and sandals. If last year’s sandals did not make it to this season, no worries. We are going to provide tips here to get the best sandals for your feet. This post has been sponsored.

Follow The Five Tips For Buying The Right Sandals

Buying The Right Sandals

1. How will you use the shoes?

This is the first question to make sure you get the right sandal. Are you going to wear the sandals for 2 hours per week at poolside parties? Then arch support and ‘mileage’ needs can take a backseat to being fashionable and beautiful. Though, if you will be hiking, make sure your toes are protected with a closed toe area. They should have a good deal of the right kind of arch support and heel cushioning. Establish arch support and fit by trying these on before you commit to them.

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2. Emphasize Quality And Good Fit

If you are going hiking a lot or walking along the sand for miles, then quality matters. Now, quality builds on top of the foundation of finding sandals that are made for your specific intended activities. Quality does not necessarily cost a lot. There are plenty of high-end shoes that hurt to wear while tearing away at your joints, and spine. Though, there is a likelihood that the no-name knockoff does not offer the support, quality, or mileage that you need to get through one season, even.

Follow The Five Tips For Buying The Right Sandals

3. Supportive Shoes Matter

Those $300 flat and thin inflexible wooden sandals offer no support. They make the fashion designer rich, but do nothing for your arches, heels, or toes. Always try on shoes, and never buy anything that hurts now. It will never “break in” properly. According to Orthotic Shop, toes should fit within the foot bed, so that there is a little extra material, with the look of “talons” hanging off or gripping the end of the shoes.

Arch support matters a lot. If you have high arches, you need shoes that will support you. If you have low arches, then shoes with a large arch might actually hurt. Always see how the shoe fits. Once you get it home, stand on carpeting with them on for 30 minutes. Walk around and see if they still feel good or not. If not, return them. Or do not buy them in the first place.

Don’t Be A Heel

If your shoes hurt your heels, you will quickly start to feel like a heel at parties and while hiking trails. There are many brands that are pretty and have good cushioning. You do not have to go with cheaply made shoes, even if they have a big-name designer on the shoe box.

Read Reviews

There are plenty of customers who already have the same model and brand of shoe. Go online first and see if the shoes you are thinking about buying will work or not. Look for people who have similar feet to find the most relevant and accurate estimation on how the shoes will fit.

Ellen is a busy mom of a 20-year-old son and 25-year-old daughter. She owns 5 blogs and is addicted to social media. She believes you can feel beautiful at any age and any size. She shares healthy, realistic beauty and fashion information geared toward women over the age of 40. If you’d like to work together, email to chat.

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  1. Super flat sandals kill my feet. I need something with a platform or arch. You are so right when you say to read the reviews (as long as they are honest).

  2. Carolsue says:

    I like sandals that have room for my big old ugly bunion — and that’s tough to find.

  3. Katie Bellamy says:

    Thanks for the hot tips! 🙂

  4. Sandals are a challenge sometimes ~ trying not to make them sound too loud at work is my biggest hurdle; they all think I am wearing flip-flops LOL but, I do work with all guys and their fashion sense is a bit out to lunch