Many people who come to the office are wearing the wrong size shoe. Sometimes people are hard to convince, yet we use a device called a Brannock device that will accurately measure our patients’ feet. Sometimes people feel that that size we measured them is not their correct size because shoes feel loose on their feet and this is because their heel is narrower than the front of their foot and will tend to slip out of the shoe. A simple way to check your size is to remove any insole that easily comes out of a shoe you plan on buying and put your foot down on top of it. If you are in the right size, your foot should be with in the borders of that insole. If any part of your foot overhangs the insole then that shoe is not for you and is likely to cause some discomfort or problem in the future.