My Feet Size: UK 2-2.5.
Yes, they're tiny, but the problem that adds to my shoe woes is the fact that my feet are also thin and flat-ish - there's not much flesh between my soles and arch of foot. I think if they were thicker, I wouldn't have so much heartache in shoe stores.
Okay, so here's what I do when it looks like I'm a kid trying on grown-ups' shoes......
Step 1: Place full cushioned insoles inside the shoes.
Step 2: Sometimes, the first cushioned insoles are enough to make shoes more snug, but since these shoes are almost 2 sizes bigger, they need to be stuffed a bit more. Enter Ball-Of-Foot Cushions!
Step 3: Place ball-of-foot cushion right where the balls of your feet would meet the shoe.
It should look like that. Now it's time to try the shoes....
AFTER : Voila!
OPTIONAL: These go first only if the shoes still feel too loose even after the other 2 cushioned insoles.
1. Regular (?) Insoles ~ You can get these for free from any shoe shop when you purchase shoes.
2. Cushioned Insoles ~ I think these are Scholl. They are always inside my boots.
3. Ball Of Foot Cushions ~ These are definitely Scholl. Must-Haves even if you have regular-sized feet. I put them in all closed high-heeled shoes. They make high heels sooo much more comfortable! There are those clear plasticky gel types too, but I find them too hard. I prefer these cushioned ones.
4. Heel Shields ~ These come in handy when you get shoe bites & if your feet keep slipping out. These are clear gel ones, but I prefer the spongy ones with a soft suede-ish feel -
*All these insoles are quite old, so they are a little bit stained from my black boots and tights.
Other Types Of Insoles:
There are so many types of insoles in the market. There are pretty and fancier versions too - like Foot Petals, which are flower-shaped and all.
I've done a post on Stiletto Hardware - insoles that came in really handy in the past - on my beauty blog here
I personally prefer the ones without glue on the underside, because I don't like to stick them permanently on my shoes. But if they are good insoles, I'd stick them on another fabric first, and then cut the extra fabric on the sides according to the shape of the insoles.
Shoes are New Look Patent Platform High-Heeled Pumps from Koovs.com. They are Size 3, which usually fit me, but these turned out be be about 2 sizes bigger, for some reason =\
Hope all you ladies with petite feet found this post helpful. Please share if you have any other tips!
Do let me know if you'd like me to a post on any other shoe troubles.
Thank You for reading & talk to you again soon.
Happy Friday! =)