Asking for a Size 7
Jim Dament, general manager at Schuler Shoes, a Minnesota store, says that he sees his female clients' feet change shape and size not only during pregnancy but also as they age. So get measured every time you buy shoes. He adds, "Look for a shoe that has a leather exterior and a leather lining," because it will mold to your foot, providing a better, longer-lasting, more comfortable fit. And if you're a person who walks a lot, Molly Thayer, owner of the Dallas shoe store Lou Lou's, cautions that a sole that's thin under the ball of your foot will soon start to hurt. "If you have a more structured shoe, with a platform supporting your foot, even a shoe with a high heel will be more comfortable for longer."