Why do shoes feel tighter sometimes?

Why do shoes feel tighter sometimes?

Many people face problems that their walking or exercise shoes feel tighter even though they are of exact shoe number. This problem occurs because exercise shoes should be bigger than usual shoes. Want to know why? then you should read this blog till the end. 

Feet size increases during a workout

When we walk, jog or do exercise our heartbeat increases. Our heart starts pumping extra blood to areas that need more oxygen which is our legs, hands and brain. This warm extra blood increases the feet' size. 

The feet's size increases more than regular shoe size which causes pain. 

What problems you can face because of the tight shoes are:-

1. Damage to toenail

Due to wider feet shoes becomes tight and it will make our toenails push against the shoe. Thus it causes damage to the toenail. Longer usage of shoes can cause some bruises under toenails which can later transform into Black toenails.

Sometimes this damage to the toenail can lead to losing a toenail. This can be a very painful experience. 

2. Blisters

In tight shoe feet, the skin rubs against the inner shoe sides. This friction can cause Blisters. Blisters are fluid-filled bubbles created in between skin layers. It causes lots of pain when this blister pop.

3. Pain in Hammertoe

Some people have hammertoe. Hammertoes are those toes that have a permanently downward bend. The tight shoe can cause a lot of pain in Hammertoe. 

4. Shoe damage

Feet in tight shoes make shoe appearance bulge out on tight spots. And tight shoes also warn out more rapidly from inside.

Some people wear tight shoes deliberately as they believed that tight shoes will slow down feet growth and will keep them smaller. But little did they know that this act to keep their feet size small will damage their feet a lot in many ways.

What is the right shoe size?

By now you must have known that having the right shoe size is very important. So what is the right shoe size for you? Right shoe size is that shoe size in which you can put a finger in a shoe easily. And shoe should be tight enough so that your heel doesn't slip forward. This will be an ideal shoe size. 

A website link to Wikihow post is also shared here. Check out this post about how to find your shoe size.

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