When we fall in love with a pair of shoes, and the salesman says, “Sorry, we don’t have them in eight and a half” – we convince ourselves that size 8, which we are trying on, really doesn’t feel so tight, even if our big toe is going to sleep.
Here are a few ideas to help you get the right size:
-Buy your shoes in the afternoon, or after you have been on your feet for a few hours -in the morning when your feet are rested, they will be half a size smaller than later in the day.
– See if there is an area that is not carpeted in the store – and walk there for a minutes, you will feel the difference – a soft carpet makes every shoe feel so much more comfortable
– and most important – when the salesman says, “Don’t worry they will stretch.“DON’TBELIEVE HIM! (Check in your wardrobe how man shoes you have which didn’t stretch!)
– the shoes you buy must feel so comfortable that you would like to walk out of the store with them –
Don’t compromise – you owe it to your feet to give them a comfortable home.
We have all made the mistake of buying shoes that are too small for comfort. If you have a pair like this in your closet, wear them when it rains. (An exception would be light-colored – beige or pastel – because they will stain) Wearing them in the rain will stretch them enough to make them comfortable. But you must keep them on your feet until they are completely dry or they will shrink again.
If you worry about spoiling the shoes, look at it this way: The way they are now, you can’t wear them at all, or not for very long. So either the experiment works and you have a pair of shoes you can wear, or if it doesn’t work you give them away, which you would have had to do eventually anyway – so it is worth a try – ‘go walking in the rain.’
HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY and don’t forget to wear those high heels today
You might not be as slim around your waist as you would like to be, but ff your waistband is too tight you will have ‘muffin tops’ , and that is true even if you are slim – because pulling your waist in too tight will push up the flesh around your middle.
I know buying a size 10 jeans, or pants, or skirt, makes us feel better than buying a size 12, but it will be more becoming not to have your flesh pushed in the wrong direction.
So how can you avoid it – especially if you have a bigger waist?
The best way to avoid those ‘muffin tops’ is to buy pants without a waistband. They sit a little below the waist – like the one in the picture. They feel comfortable because they don’t retrain your waist or pull it in.