* Feet swell during the day, therefore try on your new shoes later in the day, when your feet are their largest. * You may differ in sizes across styles and brands – don’t take a size just because you've had it in the past. * Make sure you try on your new shoes in the type of socks you'll wear with the shoes. Different socks may alter the fit. * Try on 5 styles or brands to compare the differences & feel the features. * Walk around in each pair in store for 3-5 minutes to fully experience the shoe. * Don't hope that the shoes will break in after a few uses. The shoes should be immediately comfortable! * Ask your shoe fitter for their return or exchange policy because you may be able to test them at home on the carpet to make sure you're happy.