Whether you’re buying shoes for yourself or as a gift for someone else, it stands to reason that you are going to want to get your purchase right. The good news is that when it comes to men’s shoes there are literally thousands of different shoes for you to choose from, which means that whatever you are looking for there will be something to match. However this can also mean that the choice is a little overwhelming and it can be hard to know where to start.
Getting The Right Size
If you’re going to buy shoes then you need to make sure you buy the right size. The good news is that unlike clothes, shoes have a standardised sizing which means that your size shouldn’t vary too much from store to store. The only thing you might want to take into account is what you’re going to wear with them – for example if they’re winter boots that you are going to wear with thick socks then you might want to size up.
Of course if you’re buying for someone else and you don’t know their size then you might need to be a little inventive in finding out their size, especially if you are buying them as a surprise. The best way to do this is to simply check their shoes when they are not around, which will easily show you their size and let you know what to buy when you come to buy shoes.
Where To Buy From
There are so many shoe retailers out there you really will be spoilt for choice. If you are buying for someone else then you could try and find out what their favourite store is and buy a pair of shoes from there. If you’re buying for yourself then the budget you have available will have a big affect on where shop. So if you’re on a strict budget then you probably won’t to be looking at designer shoe websites and if you’re looking for special occasion shoes to spend a little more on then you might want to stay away from the high street. If you’re not sure where you can buy from then there are several ways that you can find out retailers who could cater to your needs
- Search Google
- Read fashion blogs
- Ask friends and family for their recommendations
- Use sites like eBay or Facebook selling groups
What To Buy
Just like there are many different shoe retailers out there, there are loads of different types of shoe to buy. The good news is that your choice is narrowed down a little by the occasion or reason you are buying. For example if you are looking for summer sandals then you know to stay away from winter boots and vice versa. Have a think about what type of shoe you want and this will help it narrow it down massively. Of course you’ll still have plenty of styles and colours to choose from but that should at least help to make your decision a little easier.
If you’re buying online then shoe websites will often have tick boxes under the category you have chosen. This allows you to narrow down your search and only view the type of shoe you are actually interested in, which stops you get distracted and makes your shoe search a whole lot easier.
Not Spending Over The Odds
If you’re shopping online then you might be happy to know that there are lots of ways that you are able to save money. Of course sometimes you have to splash out and get a pair of properly made men’s shoes that are well worth the investment but you don’t want to spend more than you need to.
Ways to save money include:
- Shop around and compare prices
- Keep an eye out for savings and money saving deals
- Browse for voucher codes
- Check websites such as Hot Deals UK for cut price deals
- Sign up to their mailing list for customer only flash sales.
Of course sometimes when it comes to men’s shoes it is worth the investment, but that doesn’t mean you won’t want to check if you can save a little money first.
My name is Nicola and I have interests in fashion, design, fitness and beauty products.