With the kids on school holidays, a lot of parents have taken some time off in order to keep them occupied. Inevitably, that means a lot more time on your feet! But don’t fear, if you want to stay comfortable during those tireless activities all you need is a good pair of shoes.
Flat shoes are the most practical option
Fortunately, finding a pair of shoes that look good and are sturdy and comfortable enough to spend all day chasing after the kids in is not too difficult. As you can see here, there are plenty of great-looking flat shoes available in many of the UK’s best retailers.
Generally speaking, flat shoes are a more practical option, especially if you’re going to be enduring the likes of a theme park all day! High heels? A real no-no.
A nice pair of loafers
Flat shoes can look surprisingly stylish. For example, a pair of loafers will look great whether you wear them with a skirt, shorts or jeans. If you go for a leather pair they will enable your feet to breathe, which means they will stay comfortable even on a warm day.
The good thing about loafers is that they can be worn with socks, and sprayed with a waterproofing product. Given the good old British weather, it’s always wise to have a pair of shoes you can also wear on those rainy days.
If loafers aren’t your thing, you could always opt for a pair ballerina style shoes. While they may not be as comfortable, they certainly look great.
The right style of sandals
However, if your feet tend to get very hot, you are probably better off opting for sandals. Just make sure that they are not too strappy, you know, in case the kids want you to join in their kick around in the park.
How to measure your own feet
By far the easiest way to find and buy good quality shoes, that are not too expensive, is to go online. There is plenty of choice and it is far easier to shop around to find a pair you like at a price that you can afford.
However, you do need to measure your feet properly and use the sizing guide most retailers provide. Over time, your feet change shape, and can even change size. Therefore, each time you buy shoes online it makes sense to re-measure yourself. Be sure to measure both feet. Most people’s feet are not exactly the same size as each other. Try to measure in the afternoon because that is generally the time of day that your feet are at their biggest. Everybody´s feet swell slightly as the day wears on.
You can learn the correct way to do it by watching one of the many how to videos on YouTube. If you do want to buy a pair with heels, this article will show you the best way to buy a pair that looks good but are not uncomfortable.
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