Quick and Easy Test For Proper Shoe Fit


In my last post, I discussed the tapered toe box and why its so problematic. Then it occurred to me you may want a simple way to discern if the shoe you're considering buying makes the grade. Here ya go!

  1. Take out the sock liner. 


  2. Stand on top of the sock liner.


  3. Spread your toes and observe whether your foot exceeds the boundary of the sock liner.


  4. If yes, then you need a wider shoe with a more anatomical forefoot design. If no, then you're likely OK.


Watch Dr. Ray McClanahan from NW Foot & Ankle in Portland, OR explaining this and more in this excellent video: