How to Make Regular Width Shoes Work with Narrow Width Feet
Finding shoes that fit perfectly for people with narrow feet is very hard. Only a small handful of shoe brands create shoes geared for people with narrow feet. Most people with narrow feet have to suffer with regular width shoes that can cause a variety of problems. If your shoes do not fit snugly, your feet can slip around in the shoes which can cause irritation, blisters, and ulcers. Injuries are not only limited to those just mentioned, shoes that don't fit properly can also cause you to twist an ankle if your feet slip around inside your shoes. Especially people who are physically active and participate in running or any other sports activity. It is very common to twist an ankle because of poorly fitting shoes.
So what can you do if you have narrow feet? If you cannot find the shoes you want in narrow width, there are a couple of things that you can do to help your regular width shoes fit more snugly.
If you find the perfect pair of shoes that you just can't live without, but you are a little discouraged because they do not come in narrow width, no need to worry. With just a couple of techniques, your regular width shoes will fit much better and you will reduce your chances of injuries in the future.
First of all, purchase a cushioned insole to insert into your shoes. You want to make sure that the insole offers heel, arch, and shock support. A well cushioned insole will not only add support to your feet and joints, but will also fit snugly inside your shoe to help reduce friction. An insole also helps to stabilize your foot inside your shoe to keep your foot in place and reduce slipping.
Another technique that can help your shoes fit better if you have narrow feet, is the way you lace your shoes. If your shoes have two sets of eyelets on each side, lace through the ones furthest from the tongue. This will help bring both sides of the shoe together more tightly. There are several different types of lacing techniques, and many of these techniques can help cure a lot of shoe problems. If you are not quite sure how to lace your shoes, there are several websites on the internet that offer pictures and step-by-step guides to different lacing techniques.
If you have narrow feet, try following these suggestions to reduce irritation and pain with your normal width shoes. You no longer have to worry if a brand comes in narrow width; with these techniques, you can now wear any type of tennis shoes that you wish.