If you’re in need of a new pair of kicks but not sure how to find the right fit, Caliber has got you covered.


If you only consider one factor when selecting a running shoe, it should be how it fits. A running footwear that doesn’t fit right will not only make your running experience painful, it could also lead to potential injury. From proper measuring techniques to wearing socks and trying on shoes later in the day, finding the right running shoe may not be rocket science, but it does need some basic knowledge about fit, type, and performance.


In this blog, we’ll be giving you some basic tips that you can try while you go for shoe shopping next time:


Try your pair at the end of the day

Feet tend to swell while you run and throughout the day, so trying on your shoes in the afternoon or evening may provide a more accurate fit.


Leave a thumb width in front of your toe

 To accommodate foot spread, there should be roughly one thumb width between the end of your foot and the end of the shoe. This will keep your toes from hitting the end on downhill runs or if your feet swell. While standing, check for proper length and width by pressing your thumb down next to the ball of your foot and around the toes.


Sock thickness can affect shoe fit

Try on shoes with the socks you plan to wear. You can change the thickness of your sock to fine-tune your fit. For example, use a thinner sock to create more space or a thicker sock to make the fit snugger.


No Pinching or Sliding

 The shoe should wrap comfortably around your foot. It should not pinch or feel sloppy, and your foot should be centered on the platform of the shoe.


Women’s feet may become larger during and after pregnancy  

Weight gain during pregnancy may cause permanent lowering of the foot arch resulting in a longer foot.


Fit your larger foot  

Your left foot and your right foot may differ by as much as a full size. A shoe that is too small is more likely to cause issues than one that is too big.