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How Should Your Men's Casual Dress Shoes Fit?

By Edited Dec 2, 2016 1 0

You can have the best pair of shoes in the world, but they will definitely not be comfortable if they don’t fit properly. Sometimes, the only thing that you must do to make the shoes fit properly is increase or decrease the size slightly; however, there are other times in which certain aspects of the casual dress shoes do not fit your feet properly. This piece of writing is designed to open your eyes to the most important factors that will ultimately determine whether or not the shoes fit you well; after all, the last thing that you want is to spend a hefty amount of money on casual dress shoes that cause you pain upon wearing them. A perfect example of a COMFORTABLE pair of dress shoes is shown below...they also offer a lot of support for people without arches in their feet!

Your Big Toe Should Have A Little Bit Of Room In The Pair Of Dress Shoes-The Wiggle Test

There are a few reasons that people would buy a pair of casual dress shoes in which their toes are bulging out of. The primary reason that consumers purchase these shoes is a shoe store offering a discount on a last size being available in a pair of shoes. The easiest way to ensure that you have enough room in front of your toes is a simple `Wiggle Test``.

You should put your feet inside of the pair of casual dress shoes, place your feet flat on the ground, apply some forward pressure to force your foot to the front of the shoe, and try to wiggle your big toe up and down. Your pair of casual dress shoes fit perfectly if you can wiggle your big toe up and down a few times and touch the shoe`s material

Your Pinky Toe Should Not Be Squished Sideways-The Stretch Test

Shoe manufacturers make a ton of different lengths when they produce a specific model of dress shoe; however, the general width of the shoe is nearly identical throughout all of the sizes. One of the best ways to discover how a pair of men`s casual dress shoes should fit is to determine whether or not your pinky toe is being squished against your other toes. I say that this is one of the best reasons is because your pinky toe being squished will ultimately determine how much pain you are going through when you are wearing the pair of casual dress shoes.

The best way to determine how your pair of men`s casual dress shoes fit in regards to your pinky toe being squished is through something that I like to call the ``Stretch Test``. In order to complete the stretch test you must place both feet inside of the pair of casual dress shoes, place your feet flat on the ground, and try to separate your toes apart from each other as much as possible. Your men`s casual dress shoes fit perfectly if you can stretch your toes out without feeling any pain from the pressure of your pinky and big toe against the outside wall of the shoes.

Casual Dress Shoes That Are Too Tight Will Scrape Against The Back Of Your Ankle-The Almost Walk Test

Sometimes it is not the front of the shoe that causes the problem with how the casual dress shoes fit, but rather, it is the back of the shoe that will cause you some serious pain. Everybody’s ankles are shaped differently, and not every pair of casual dress shoes can accommodate the different shapes of the ankles.

One of the best ways to figure out if your shoes are too tight against the back of your ankle is to complete what I like to call the “Almost Walk Test”. You should put on a pair of casual dress shoes, and stand up; you should then take one step forward with one foot, and “almost walk” with your rear foot (to the point in which your heel will be raised, but your toe will still be one the ground). Your pair of men’s casual dress shoes should fit in a manner that are tight enough to not allow your heel to exit the shoe upon “almost walking”, but loose enough to not cause the wall of the shoe to scrape against your ankle.

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You Should Be Able To Bend Your Foot In All Directions When They Are In The Dress Shoes-The 360 Test

This is a test that you should definitely complete because it will ultimately determine how the casual dress shoes fit in regards to all of the different angles that you would be moving. In order to complete the “360 Test” you should simply sit down on a chair with your feet inside of the pair of casual dress shoes, and grab one of your feet with both hands; you should then bend your ankle in all of the different directions that are possible.

You will know that your casual dress shoes fit you perfectly if you can complete all of these tests without encountering any pain at all.

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