Shoe shopping

Shopping for athletic shoes? The American Podiatric Medical Association recommends you:

_ Stand when having your feet measured.

_ Try on both shoes and walk or jog around the store.

_ Avoid shoes that are not comfortable.

_ Go shopping later in the day because feet tend to swell during the day.

_ Be sure that the widest part of your foot corresponds to the widest part of your shoe.

_ Try on shoes while you're wearing the same kind of socks you expect to wear with the shoes.

_ If you wear prescription orthotics you should take them along to shoe fittings.