Not to get too medical here, but ill-fitting shoes not only have you limping in pain for weeks after wearing them, they can cause a number of those nasty foot deformities your grandma complains of, including hammertoes and bunions… Yikes!
So that you can safely stalk when the clearance sales call your name, follow these golden rules to a ensure a Cinderella-eque fit:
1. Make sure that they fit right from the start. If they don't feel right, they probably ain't right.
2. The shoe should form a snug, but not a tight fit in the forefoot and heel areas. Resist squeezing your foot into a style or size hoping it will stretch or that already shows signs of pinching.