Shopping Tips for Narrow Width Shoes For Women
Shopping is a woman’s birthright and shopping for shoes is something we do. Not because we desperately need shoes, but because we love shoes, and because we love wearing the trendiest shoes, slipper, ballet flats, pumps and wedges every season.
Of course, now manufacturers are willing to pander to nearly every female whim and they create shoes in every size, shape and fit. For women with narrow soles, this was a problem previously but now narrow width shoes for women are now available everywhere.
Choosing narrow width shoes for women
Before you even start looking for slim width shoes for women, we recommend you measure your own sole. This is important as manufacturers may have slight differences in the narrow width measurements they use. Once you measured your own feet, you can then compare them with manufacturer measurements to ensure that you have the right size.
• Measure your feet — This is simple. All you have to do is place your feet on a piece of paper and draw around your foot to create an outline. Do this for both your feet, measure the width of your feet, and note down the measurement. If you can visit a realtime store, they will do this for you free.
• Shop online or at realtime stores — Now with your measurements, you can start shopping. We recommend going online as online stores have the largest inventory of shoes. Realtime stores usually cater to the general population and they will not have sizes and shapes in narrow-width patterns. Use the online search engine to find shoes in narrow width or use specialty narrow width shoe stores.
• Select a shoe and compare measurements — Once you’ve selected the right size and pattern, you need to compare your personal sole measurements with the measurements available on the site. This is necessary as sites will promise narrow width shoes but there might still be differences in the sole width.
• Check returns policies — Once you are satisfied with the size and shape, you can order the shoe from the store but make sure you read the returns policy at the store. In case the narrow width shoe does not fit, you should be able to return the shoes.
• Like the shoe but do not like the fit — Make the shoe fit by adapting the shoe to your foot. If you really cannot find adequate fits, try to wear insoles and pads that will make the shoe fit better. Fit heel pads on both sides of the heel to grip the shoe better from the inside.
• Try custom makers – European sizes and manufacturers are more likely to fit narrow width soles. These companies also make shoes with straps, laces and high vamps with elastics to grip the foot better. American shoes tend to grip the toes and forefront of the foot and this is uncomfortable for women with narrow soled feet .