If you usually find yourself splurging when it comes to your shoes, and regretting it (only if it’s slightly), then you definitely need to find a way to stop yourself from overspending on it. In case you’re curious how to do so, the below tips are ideal for you…
Know Your Feet, Know Your Shoe Type
It’s vital that you know what makes your feet happy; especially if you don’t want to waste on expensive shoes you’d never wear. Always know your shoe size. If buying online, be mindful of the differences in shoe sizes. You can easily get it converted accurately online. Try out a variety of shoe shapes and heel sizes the next time you go out shoe shopping. There are some that emphasize the shape of your feet, inevitably making you more attractive, while others just don’t sit well on your feet; making you look and feel awkward. Knowing how it looks once you put it on will help a great deal when shopping for similar designs online.
Keeping an Eye Open for Shoe Sales
It’s a worldwide renown fact that shoes are getting more and more expensive by the day. This is especially true for the branded shoes. But sometimes, once you get used to good brands or great shoes, it’s hard to convince your feet to like otherwise. In this case, it’s best that you keep both your eyes and ears open for shoe sales and sneaker convention. Buying shoes when they’re at their cheapest is definitely going to help you spend less. In case you’re buying an extra pair for “later use”, be sure to store it the right way…!
What to Splurge On, What to Think Through
It’s easy to splurge when shoe shopping. Most people tend to make budgets strictly only for clothes, and be more flexible when it comes to their shoes. This can be a disaster, particularly if you like getting new shoes. Apart from keeping an eye open for sneaker news, it’s also important that you know what you can indulge on when it comes to shoes, and what you should take your time thinking through. Work shoes, exercise shoes, and shoes you’ll wear out completely need to be of good quality; so, it’s ok to spend a little on them. Dress shoes and heels that will be worn only occasionally need to be thought through before splurging on.
Know When It’s Ok to Buy Used Shoes
If you really want to cut your budget when it comes to shoes, ask yourself if you’re ok wearing used shoes. Traded in at clothes parties/swapmeets or bought at thrift shoes, it’ll definitely cost you less. But this depends on the kind of shoes you plan on buying/swapping. Baby shoes and booties are totally alright for this; as they are hardly ever worn and generally in really good condition. Leather shoes, in contrast, are a definite no, as the soles tend to take the shape of the original wearer; making it less than ideal for you.