LadySport Fitting Tips
One should have about a thumbs width between the end of their longest toe and the end of the shoe when they are standing and fully weight bearing. One requires more than that recommended amount of space if they are running longer than a 10K run. The general fit of the shoe should be comfortably snug, with particular attention to the heel and back half of the foot. It is fine (and often better) to have wiggle room in the front of the foot, with toes feeling as they can spread and wiggle without touching the end of the shoe.
One should fit a court shoe slightly more snug than a runner, but not so that the foot goes numb during use. Snugness in a court shoe will provide more dependable lateral support, useful when stopping short or changing directions quickly on the court. Make sure you still have about a thumbs width in front of your toes, however, otherwise you risk slamming into the front of the shoe and damaging your toe nails (which is neither comfortable nor pretty).
Shoes should fit comfortably without excessive pressure on any part of the foot. Casual shoes will never be as cushioned or as tight in the heel as an athletic shoe, so be prepared that it will not feel quite like your favorite pair of runners!
Many of our sandals have removable footbeds to accommodate orthotics. One can either substitute the entire original insole with their full-length orthotic, or if you have a ¾ length orthotic, we can modify the original insole in the front of the shoe so that it matches up with your orthotic in the rear.