Tips for Shoe Shopping near Our Gainesville, FL, Apartments

Nearly everyone has been shoe shopping before. For some, it’s an exciting endeavor while others simply want to get in and out of the store as soon as possible. But, before anyone goes shoe shopping, it’s important to know a few tips to make the trip as simple as possible, and to ensure one leaves with the shoes that are the perfect fit.

Before shoe shopping, it is important for shoppers to remember to:

    • Shop toward the end of the day – Since feet swell throughout the day, shopping at the end of the day is better in order to get a pair of shoes in the most accurate size.
    • Understand arch type – This is important because a person’s foot can have a flat arch, a neutral arch, or a high arch, and certain shoes are better suited for these arch styles. Shoppers can easily find out their arch type by wetting the bottom of their foot and stepping on a piece of paper. For a flat arch, most of the foot will be visible. For a neutral arch, about half of the foot will be visible. And, for a high arch, the middle part of the footprint will be missing.
    • Walk around the store in the shoes before making a final purchase – No matter how nice the shoes may look, if they are not comfortable to walk in, then they should be left on the shelf. Shoppers should walk around the shoe store with the new shoes on their feet to make sure they’re a comfortable fit.

Bellamay Grand Apartment Homes is close to The Oaks Mall, a shopping center that offers a variety of shoe stores to peruse, such as Payless ShoeSource, Finish Line, and ALDO.

If you’re not a resident of our Gainesville, Florida, apartments, contact us or stop by our leasing office to take a tour of our beautiful community. Our apartments feature professionally designed color schemes, full-size washer and dryer hookups, and modern appliances.

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