Shopping for a Winter Coat

People across the country are experiencing bitterly cold weather. If you’re like me, you want to wear the warmest clothing possible during the frigid winter months. Perhaps, you desperately desire to buy a new winter coat. When you shop for a coat, look at several different styles. On the day of your shopping trip, wear a thick shirt or sweater. You’ll need to buy a coat large enough to wear with your thickest outfits. If you want to purchase a coat that will match everything in your closet seamlessly, think about buying a black or gray one. On this blog, I hope you will discover tips to help you shop for the perfect coat in the near future. Enjoy!

4 Tips for Buying Hike Shoes That Fit Correctly

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When you purchasing hiking shoes, you want them to fit correctly. You don't want to be out on the trail and discover that your shoes don't fit right. You want to know that your shoes have your back covered from the very first time you wear them.

#1 Get Your Foot Measured

Don't just assume you know what size of shoe you wear. Shoe sizing can vary for different types of shoes. When you go to the store, how the length, wide, and arch of your foot measured. This will let you know how wide your foot is and well as what type of arch you have.

With many shoes, you don't have that many options when it comes to width. Hiking shoes are often sold by different widths, so this will help you determine if a narrow, regular or wide shoe is the best for you.

The type of arch you have is important as well. The insole of shoes are made to support specific arch types. If the insole of the shoes you like don't support your arch type, you'll want to purchase extra insoles to swap out so you have the support you need.

#2 Bring Along the Right Socks

You should bring along the type of socks that you would wear when you are out hiking. The right socks will allow you to determine if the shoe fits correctly. The best socks to wear when out hiking are synthetic socks, as they will help keep your feet dry. Bring your hiking socks with you and pay attention to how the shoe feels. Thicker or thinner socks can impact the fit of your hiking shoes.

#3 Lace Up Your Shoes Like You Would When Hiking

It can be tempting when in the shoe store to just shove your feet into a pair of shoes, walk around, and quickly decide if they fit or not. However, you should really take your time to lace any hiking boots you try on and like all the way up, like you normally would when you go hiking. Fully lacing up your hiking shoes can really change the fit and feel. Also, completely lacing the shoes up will allow you to really observe how the boot fits and make sure it doesn't rub your feet or ankles in the wrong way.

#4 Really Try Out the Shoe

When you have narrowed down the shoes you like to your top choices, really spend some time in the shoe before making your final purchasing decisions. Walk around the store in the shoe. Sit down in the shoe. Go up on your tip-toes. Jump up and down and do a light jog around the store. Make sure the shoes feel good when you are actually moving around.  

These are just a few tips to help you get the right pair of women's hiking shoes. Contact local retailers to learn more.


8 May 2019