Men rarely shop for shoes. If they did, they usually have a good reason for it. Most of the time it is because their old reliable pair gave out its last breath and broke down. And even though more and more men are slowly becoming more fashion forward, they are still in need of advice on how to shop for shoes. With a little hope, this list of advice will help.
For the best fitting shoes, go to sneaker and dress shoe specialty stores. But for the best deals, department stores, wholesalers and outlet malls are always your best bets. Clearance sales are also very helpful in relation to saving money on a pair. Shoes that are on sale are usually outdated by a season or two. But think about it: when you actually get on the streets, who will notice? This is actually an advantage that men have over women. Men can actually recycle their shoes and still be in season. As long as they are clean, with the right outfit and attitude, you can easily wear designer shoes that were the in thing two seasons ago.
Buying online can be quite tricky, especially if you are not that sure on the sizes, how it actually looks like, and other minor details. A good trick would be to go to a similar store the make sure that your choice of shoe has a comfortable fit, then log in online for the best deal. Having past experiences with a certain brand will also help, giving you less to worry about when trying them on. Besides, online retailers offer full refunds on purchases.
The best time to visit shoe stores are on late weeknights or Sunday mornings. More often than not, you will be the only customer in the store, therefore the salesperson will be able to give you his full attention for great one-on-one service.
More often than not, there are good cobblers around your area. These people are dedicated shoemakers and they can create custom-made dress shoes that are perfectly sized, made to match your feet and style. They might not be Nike or Reebok, but they are custom-made to fit you.
Unlike most women, men always put comfort first before anything else when it comes to shoes. But with a lot of men being able to balance the need for style with the need of comfort, the world is now ready for stylish men’s shoes that fulfill the need for form as well as function.