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Seven Simple Tips In Buying Men's Shoes

Updated on March 26, 2012

Buying a new pair of shoes should not be taken for granted. This is one of the most common mistakes that we, men, often commit. Some of us don’t really give a damn about it as long as we have a new pair that we can step and walk on. And some of us think that such deed betrays manhood. Guys, keep in mind that our feet will suffer if we let this notion rule over us. It is time to man up and learn some succinct tips in buying men’s shoes.

Tip #7: The Purpose

Shoes are different and this foot wears can be different in every single occasion. First thing that you should consider in buying men’s shoes is your purpose. Where would you use it? Will you use it on a gala party? Will you run in a marathon? Will you play basketball with the boys? These are the questions that should be addressed before making your purchase.

Tip #6: Where to Shop?

Once you have settled your purpose, it is time to head to the selection process. You may probably know where to buy your shoes, right? You may go to the nearest department stores, boutiques, malls, specialty shops and even thrift shops (if you are in a tight budget). You may also go online and see what’s in store for you without shelling out money for transportation and gas. However, the jeopardy of online shoe shopping is high since you are not able to experience the real thing.

Tip #5: Satisfy your Style.

Not everything that you see on your favorite NBA stars fits you. Not everything that “fashion gurus” says about the latest trend should be followed. Some might be applicable to you and some may not. Thus, do not base your selection on other people’s notion. You will be the one to decide which pair caters your style. Though, asking for friends’ comments would mean a lot.

Tip #4: Compare Prices

When you shop for shoes, you should also consider your allocated budget. These products come in different price range depending on the brand, location of the store, its origin or the quality of the material. In a thousand pairs presented in front of you, be wise. Don’t just pick the one that you deem would suit your style. See if it will also suit your budget.

Tip #3: Assure Quality and Standard

Check the quality of the men’s shoes. Not all branded ones may come with gold standard. Not everything that you see in malls and department stores equate superior quality. So, be very keen in your selection process.

Tip #2: One Size Fits All?

No. Our feet have different sizes. Hence, foot wears vary in sizes as well. In choosing your pair of shoes, make sure that you get the size that measures right to your precious feet. Wearing shoes that are ill-fitting may cause walking discomfort and serious foot problems that range from chronic pain, corns, calluses, neuroma, hammertoes and others. This tip applies in choosing all kinds of shoes from simple snickers, leather shoes to boots.

Tip #1: Choose Comfort

These tips in buying men’s shoes are useless if you don’t put comfort first on the list. Don’t compromise comfort for aesthetic purposes. It is great if you walk in your shoes with ease in every step. After all, this is the sole purpose why foot wears are made— to give our feet optimum protection and superb succor.


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      rob_allen 5 years ago from MNL, PH

      @incomeguru- hey! thank for reading and leaving such insightful comment on this hub. I really appreciate it :)

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      Oyewole Folarin 5 years ago from Lagos

      At times, buying the right shoe might not be easy as one would have thought. And that is the more reason we have to give at least two days waiting period before eventually place an order. Voted up!

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      rob_allen 5 years ago from MNL, PH


      Glad that you agreed on points 1 and 4 :). Even in shopping for women shoes, these things are also applicable. Thank you for dropping by and voting it up! I really appreciate it. :)

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      I would strongly agree with Tip #1 and #4. Comfort is extremely important as you do not want to damage your feet in the long run. Also, compare prices because you may be able to find a better bargain somewhere else, or similar styles, etc. at a lesser price. Voted up!

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      rob_allen 5 years ago from MNL, PH

      hey hoteltravel! Of course, in buying shoes, we should always put comfort first. BTW, if have some unused pair of shoes maybe you can send it out to me. LOL.

      Seriously, thank you for dropping by! :)

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      hoteltravel 5 years ago from Thailand

      Well-put. Glad to see comfort at number 1. I have a few pairs of shoes lying unused because these were bought on impulse. I have learned my lesson. Thanks for creating a guide for buying shoes. Voted up and useful.