Tips for trying on your shoes

Every foot is unique and needs a matching shoe. But often when we have bought a pair of shoes it is difficult to tell objectively whether they really fit. The size and fit are key to how satisfied you will be with your new shoes. So we have put together the following tips for trying on your shoes in the hope that you will enjoy your purchase for a long time to come.

Take your time to try on the shoes!

  • Love at first step
    Footwear you immediately feel at home in has the potential to become your favourite (shoes).
  • Try them on at home
    Please only walk around at home and on a carpet when you are trying on shoes. And don't forget to use a shoe horn in order to prevent damage. After all, the shoes need to be in perfect condition if you do not like them and would prefer to send them back.
  • The right time
    When you try on the shoes is also important, as the size of your feet varies depending on the time of day and on what you are doing.
  • Pick a day when you have not been on your feet for too long.
    Our feet always swell slightly over the course of the day. This is why it is advisable to try on shoes in the afternoon or evening.
  • The right socks/stockings
    Wear socks or stockings that you would also combine with the shoe in everyday use.
  • Take your time!
    Try on the shoes standing upright and walking around, as you need to be certain that they fit. Some of our shoes have special insole technologies that can influence the shape. To find out more, read our information in the technology section.
  • Try on both shoes!
    Feet have different forms and sizes. So we recommend that you always try on the pair of shoes, and not just one.
  • The right fit
    Your feet need to have sufficient space if you want to feel really comfortable. This is the case if there is a 1-2 cm gap between the longest toe and the tip of the shoe. Your heel should have firm purchase, and not slide out the back of the shoe. Try out one of our insoles or half-insoles if you feel that the shoe is just a touch too broad or big. This way you can optimise the fit of your favourite footwear.
  • Material properties
    If you have purchased a leather item, please bear in mind that leather is a natural product and that its properties will always make it elastic. The upper material may therefore broaden slightly over time. There may also be slight differences in the colour.