How To Pick The Perfect Sneaker
The amazing thing about sneakers is that they are actually acceptable to wear with almost anything and you can wear them anywhere. Whether you are an exercise guru, a fashionista, or a workaholic, picking the right sneaker is extremely important. The right fit, style, and price range is essential. Wearing the wrong shoes can decrease your enjoyment of an activity, and can also lead to painful foot problems that affect your everyday life. So how can you make sure that your sneakers fit properly?
Here are some tips and tricks to find the perfect shoe for you:
Your Two Go-To Pairs
Sam Woolley from AdequateMan has a lot to say about shoes and buying the right pair. Sam thinks that you should own two pairs; “Beaters” and “The Everyday Pair.” Beaters are the pair that you’re willing to get dirty and can wear when you’re mowing the lawn or changing your oil. Everyone has a go-to pair that they can always rely on to wear as you get the job done. The everyday pair are the shoes that you wear out and about in public. Working out, hanging out with friends while playing the new Call of Duty, a night on the town, or a trip to the grocery store - these are the shoes you pick as you run out the door. These shoes are the ones that look pristine both out of the box and after months of use.
Classic And Distinctive
There are many different brands of shoes that are perfect for everyday use including Adidas, Nike, Jordan, Vans, New Balance, Asics, and so on. If you are a true Sneakerhead, then you will agree that you definitely pay attention to the shoes that people wear. If you live in a busy city, you may see them on a train or in an elevator at work. Finding a sneaker that is classic, but also impactful is a great way to look for shoes. A bright color or a flashy finish can draw attention to your favorite pair of kicks. When it comes to “No White After Labor Day” rule, do what you want! We won’t look down on you at all for wearing an amazingly white pair of sneakers in November. More power to you! The most important thing is that you get something that serves as both practical and stylish.
The Ideal Fit
You may think you know your shoe size, but feet can change over time, so it’s important to measure them fairly often. Different shoe brands also have variations in sizes - so you should always try a shoe on in the store before you buy it. There should be a thumb’s amount of space between your toe and the tip of your shoe. Bringing a pair of your own socks or shoe inserts when you go shopping is also a good idea. Lastly, when you’re at the shoe store, walk around in your potential pair to see how they will feel when you wear them in real life. Finding the correct fitting shoe is necessary when looking for your next favorite pair.
Check out last week’s blog post “How I Live In My Footwear” to find out how we live our lives as Sneakerheads! And don’t forget to download the OnMyFeet app in Google Play or the Apple Store! Do you have any further comments on this blog post? Don’t be afraid to contact us, we’re listening!