5 Tips For Those with a Hard-to-Find Shoe Size

If you or someone you know is frustrated with having a hard-to-find shoe size, we have you covered. Big River carries a broad selection of shoes in multiple widths, from narrow (2A) to extra-extra-wide (6E), so you’ll never have to choose between the shoe you want and the shoe that fits best. We have some good tips for you to know when it comes time to get your next pair.

1. Different brands have different sizing
Terms such as narrow, slim, regular, wide, and extra wide are not standardized across all brands; however, Big River’s trained Fit Specialists can help you navigate those differences in fit with a one-on-one easy experience.

2. Same sized feet are uncommon
Maybe it’s just one of your feet that is giving you problems. 60% of the time one foot measures longer than the other, which is why it is important to measure both feet with every visit. Always fit for the longer foot. Most foot problems occur when a shoe is worn too small or tight, not the other way around.

3. Inserts. How do they fit in?
Inserts can make all the difference in the way your feet and rest of the body feel by redistributing pressure and allowing for maximum comfort. However, it can be very uncomfortable and dangerous if you’re not wearing the correct type of insert or size. Big River’s Fit Specialists analyze your foot structure and gait to provide right type of insert for you. It’s a no brainer.

4. Bring your custom orthotics with you
Adjusting shoe size and width to accommodate the insert is another key piece to the puzzle. Put an end the back-and-forth shipping headache of online shopping and bring in your custom orthotics with you to the store so we can help find the best fitting shoes for you and your custom orthotics. Your doctor will be so proud at your next visit.

5. Visit Big River
Lastly, don’t be discouraged if you have a hard time finding your shoe size. Visit Big River for first- class service and a broad selection of styles and sizes. Trust us, you’ll fit in here.