Ever wondered why one pair of shoes in your size fits like a glove while another squeezes your toes or rubs your heels?
We accept that our bodies come in different shapes and sizes, but often forget our feet are just as individual. And this determines the type of shoe that feels most comfortable: while pointed shoes suit those with a long second toe, for example, a heel (albeit a small one) is better for flat feet that find ‘sensible’ shoes painful.
Here, consultant podiatrist Emma Supple presents her Cinderella test. Discover your type to find the shoe that fits . . .
THE MODEL FEET
Consultant podiatrist Emma Supple revealed the most comfortable footwear to choose for your foot shape
Is your big toe longer than your second toe and the rest of your toes descend in height in a perfect downward curve?
You’ll also have a lovely arch and often be complimented on your ‘lovely feet’.
Sound familiar? You are lucky enough to have the ‘rectus’ foot type — the word we use for ‘normal’, by which we mean there are no distinct abnormalities.
You would think this would be quite commonplace but it’s as rare as hen’s teeth; nearly all of us have inherited some quirk or other.