I know how it feels to have a pump that doesn’t fit properly slide off of my heels. Finding shoes for small feet can be a challenge. I would get annoyed trying to walk down the street and feel good about the shoes I was wearing. I’d become so self-conscious that I wanted to hide my shoes.
It’s a common problem for women with small feet. Even though the majority of women, their feet are getting bigger, there are still plenty of women with small feet.
I don’t know about you, but I find it hard for stores to carry my size.
This makes shopping frustrating and time-consuming. In all the time and energy spent on finding a decent pair of shoes, I found 7 things that made it easier to find shoes for small feet.
Let’s get to it!
1. Know Your Shoe Style
When shopping for shoes, I used to like to browse and see what stores carried. I would be disappointed when I fell in love with a pair of shoes only to find I couldn’t get it in my size.
I found that I had more success, inspiration, and fun when I’d shop for shoes with a specific idea in mind.
Shopping became fun again, almost a game. Once I had the idea in my head, I could hunt for what I wanted. And I typically don’t quit until I find what I’m looking for.
2. You Don’t Have to Go to Japan to Find Shoes for Small Feet
I would sometimes joke with friends that in order to find shoes that fit, I’d have to go to Japan or Spain, where women tend to be more petite and have a similar shoe size.
Instead of going from store to store wishing and hoping that the store had what I was looking for, I started to shop online. This saved a lot of time, but it created another problem.
Over a quarter of people who buy shoes online bought shoes that didn’t fit properly.
To avoid this, we have an in-depth size guide that will take you through the process of getting the best fit for your feet.
You should measure your feet in the afternoon and measure both feet. Your feet expand as the day goes on and one foot may be bigger than the other.
3. Have Your Shoes Custom Made
If you’re having a hard time finding shoes for small feet in the style that suits you, you can have your shoes custom made.
Since most retailers were slow to adapt to sizes outside of average, it’s been easier to just have the shoes that I want in my size.
There are many advantages to having your shoes custom made. The shoes are my size, they’re in the style that reflects who I am, and I feel great when I wear them.
4. End Your Frustration with Shopping for Shoes for Small Feet
I already noted my frustration with shopping for shoes for small feet. It became a chore and a bore.
I love to shop. My challenge was to make shopping for shoes fun again. Researching styles and hunting them down helped.
How could I make the experience as fun as possible? I asked myself what would I do once I got the shoes.
It started with the shoebox. I imagined how I would feel opening up the shoe box, and where I’d go. That helped get me excited and inspired to start looking for shoes for small feet.
Once I was inspired, the rest was fun and easy.
5. Join a Community of Women who Have Small Feet
No one knows the struggle (and it is a struggle) to find shoes for small feet. I did a lot of research on what I could do to find shoes that fit, and I found communities of other women who had the same problem.
It felt amazing to know that I wasn’t alone.
I read and shared stories of women walking around in kid’s shoes, because nothing says “I’m a serious adult” like walking around trying to hide the Hello Kitty logo from my heels.
6. Follow the Fashionistas
I love fashion. I also love hanging out in jeans and a t-shirt. I like to stay current with trends and know what’s in and what’s out. I found a few petite trendsetters online. Here are a couple of my favorites:
- Wendy’s Lookbook is by barely 5-foot tall Wendy Nguyen.She shows different looks, styles, and trends. Her YouTube Channel shows you how to dress for any occasion.
- The View from 5ft. 2 is a charming blog with an interesting story. It’s a great place to go for inspiration.
7. Know Why Finding the Right Shoe Is Important
For years, I would try every trick in the book to make my oversized shoes fit. I’d stuff the toes with paper. I’d try insoles and inserts, and wear layers of socks.
Many women struggle to find shoes for small feet. There are many reasons why it’s important to find shoes that fit properly.
Most foot injuries actually stem from footwear. Either it’s not the right size or the wrong shoes for the wrong occasion. Foot injuries can then lead to other issues in the ankles and knees.
I want to be sure I take care of myself by buying the right shoes. Once I understood why a pair of shoes it made searching for the right pair an investment in me and my well-being.
You don’t have to resort to buying heels with the Paw Patrol logo to find something in your size.
There are options available and you can have fun shopping for shoes again You know that there are options and you know that you’re not alone in your experience. It is possible to make shopping for shoes for small feet fun again.
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