This blog is written by one of our sales advisors Rachelle who has worked in Hotter stores fitting shoes for just over 3 years. She has her own feet problems, she has worn orthotic insoles since she was 8 years old and has had foot surgery recently. Rachelle uses this knowledge and experience to help our customers to find the best fitting shoe for them. Finding the right shoe for your feet can be hard. Measuring your feet can give you a guide to what size and width you need. There are three ways we can help you, using our online measuring tool, an in store Footprint™ device or fitting service.
Why is it important to have well-fitting shoes?
Shoes that are too big or small can cause foot problems, anything from blisters to hammer toe, even bunions. Having the right fit can help improve your walking ability and lead a more active lifestyle.
Getting the sizing right:
Measuring the size of your feet will give you a guide to the shoe size you should wear. However, different toe shapes and width fittings can change the sizing slightly. In store one of our customer advisor’s will measure your feet this will guide you on which size and fit would best suit your feet. Ensure you inform the sales advisor of any foot problems you have, as they will use this to help you find the perfect pair of shoes. Online we have a guide to sizing your own feet by drawing round your foot and using a tape measure to find out the size and fit. Below is a link to the online fitting guide. https://www.hotter.com/gb/en/info/fit Once you have this information it will aid you in the styles that would best suit your feet. Our sizes range from 3-9 and are available in 4 fittings, slim fit, standard fit, wide fit and extra wide fit, that accommodates most feet.Shop Now
Fastening and support:
Most of our shoes have a removable insole that allows you to remove it and replace it with an orthotic insole. With insoles it’s important to remember to get a shoe with a tall back, as this helps the shoe grip to your ankle, helping to provide more depth in the shoe for your foot, preventing your heel from slipping. Leanne, Tone, Brooke and Chase are good shoes for accommodating orthotic insoles.
Making sure there is enough room for your toes is important to ensure a comfortable fit. Shake, Dew and Leap have some of our deepest toe boxes.
Shoes have different toe shapes that can accommodate different shapes of feet. Always look at the shape of your toes and that will give you an idea of the shape that will most suit your feet.
What are the shoes going to be used for?
Whenever you try on shoes make sure they are comfortable, as this is the most important thing when fitting shoes. The shoes should be comfortable from the moment you put them on.
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