The College of Podiatry in the UK claims that human foot size has increased by at least two shoe sizes over the last forty years. In the 1960s, the average size for a foot was a 6 or 7, with the average woman’s foot size being 6.5. In modern times, women’s foot sizes are at least 8.5 to 9 while men’s sizes have increased drastically, ranging from 10 to 12.
The increase in shoe size largely has to do with the improved diet that people currently have. As the years go by, the health trends have been going upward, leading to a larger size in general. Unfortunately, the size increase also adds the risk of adverse foot conditions, especially if someone is not wearing the right shoe size.
All people should worry about finding shoes that are the right size any easier. For more information, see podiatrist Dr. Brian Tedesco of Complete Foot & Ankle Care. Dr. Tedesco will treat your foot and ankle needs.
Getting the Right Shoe Size: How To Keep Your Feet Happy
Are your shoes the right size? Many people are walking around with ill-fitting shoes. Picking the right shoe size is not rocket science, but there are a few things to remember when selecting your next pair.
- Make sure your toes are not cramped
- Be able to wiggle your toes
- There should be one inch between your toes and the shoe’s tip
Most shoe stores and department stores have rulers for measuring your feet, and these can give you an exact size. Be sure to measure with your shoe on. Measuring your foot will give you a different size than your shoe. If you do measure your foot size, you will need to add 1-2 inches to get the proper sizing.
If your shoes are not properly sized, you can experience:
Don’t assume that you will always wear the same size in a shoe. Often manufacturers size shoes differently.
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