This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Amopé™. The opinions and text are all mine.
We’ve all had at least one. You know that pair of shoes that have been in your closet for a year or more but you never wear. They are just so cute you can’t bear to toss them. Many times, this is due to improper fit. Or it may be that each time you wear them you end up with red-hot, weeping blisters and can barely limp back to the closet to put them away.
Want to avoid the agony of poorly fitting shoes? Try these tips for trying on new shoes or achieving a perfect fit for those already in your closet.
Choose the right time of day. Your feet expand as the day go on so trying on shoes in the morning could mislead you. Save your shoe shopping for the end of the day when your feet are their largest.
Try on both shoes. We’ve all done it. While it’s quicker to just try one and head for the checkout counter, it’s important not to be rushed or preoccupied when trying on shoes. Take the time to choose the right sock or footwear (stores may also provide stocking footies, also known as “peds,” for this purpose) and try on both the left and right shoes.
Check front to back. Be sure there is at least 3/8” to 1/2″ space from your toes to the front edge of the shoe. One mistake I’ve been known to make is not looking at the heel, especially when trying on open-toed shoes. When this happens, my heel ends up without the right amount of support. It’s important to allow for clearance from both the front and back.
And side to side. Width is important. If you have wide feet, flat feet, or problems such as hammertoes, corns, or bunions, opt for a wide-sized shoe rather than trying to fit your foot into a poorly fitting, narrow shoe.
Take a walk. Once on, walk the shoe aisle to evaluate the shoes for slippage, rubbing, or pressure points. You don’t want to walk in your shoes for the first time after purchase and end up with a floppy fit or a fresh set of blisters.
Know yourself. Special circumstances can also impact the fit of your shoes. Most people have different sized left and right feet. Fit your shoes to the size of the larger foot. Pregnancy hormones relax the ligaments in the foot and sometimes cause a 1/2 size increase in shoe size. Some new moms and researchers say this change could be permanent.
Change things up. Want to rescue a pair you already own from another year’s worth of dust? Don’t be afraid to modify the shoes to your needs. Snip off straps or add skid-free treads. If a shoe you love slips or you need more cushioning for the ball of your foot, apply insoles such as the Amopé Gel Activ™ Open Shoes insole, in my shoe shown below. No one will see the insole but you’ll be able to feel the difference.
Do you want to walk in comfort every day while wearing shoes that you love? Amopé Gel Activ Insoles help you get more use out of the shoes in your closet by making them wearable.
No other insoles or inserts on the market for women compare. These insoles are thin, transparent, and are shaped like the shoes they are intended for. In addition, each insole is placed slightly differently in the shoe to align with known pressure points. As the company says, you can now “turn your heels into sneakers” with Amopé Gel Activ Insoles. None of the tools, creams, or other products I’ve tried even come close to that!
They are offered in four varieties.
- Amopé Gel Activ Everyday Heels
- Amopé Gel Activ Extreme Heel
- Amopé Gel Activ Flat Shoes
- Amopé Gel Activ Open Shoes
These revolutionary insoles are now available at your local Target. Head toward the foot care section (In my store it was near the pharmacy) and grab a pair. Amopé offers a variety of inserts (pictured) to help relieve pain at certain pressure points.
Amopé is offering a free FSI mail in rebate offer for a limited time. The rebate begins 9/25/2016 and expires 10/23/2016. You can get up to US $10 and, for me, that was the exact cost of the insoles making them FREE! For more info on this amazing deal, find the offer in your local paper or click the image below to download it as a PDF.
(Download Amopé Rebate PDF)
Be honest with us now… How many pairs of shoes do you have in your closet versus how many you actually wear? These insoles allow you to wear them ALL. #Amopé #ShoeLove