How do I know if I need wider shoes?

Does your foot spill over the liner?

Remove the liner insert from the shoe and stand on it. The size and shape of the liner should match your foot all the way around.

Any spillage of your foot or toes over an edge of the liner means that the shoe will have to stretch to accommodate the difference, or it won’t stretch and your foot will get squeezed with every step.

Foot “overhang” is likely to cause blisters and pain down the road. Foot compression, over time, may lead to bunions, plantar fasciitis, or Morton’s neuroma conditions.

If you notice spillage, trade up a size or width of the shoe until you find the one with the liner that traces your foot.

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