Wed Mar 01 2023

Goodbye Aching Feet - 5 Tips For Choosing the Right Shoes

Buying the right pair of shoes online can be difficult, especially if you are not sure about your size. You don't want to end up with a pair of ill-fitting shoes that cause aching feet.

Shoes that are too tight can restrict movement and lead to issues like ingrown toenails, bunions and blisters. Shoes that are too loose can increase your risk of getting a sprained ankle or a foot injury.

Woman holding her foot, because her feet hurt

So, how can you be sure you're picking a pair that won't make your feet hurt? By following these 5 helpful tips.

Let’s dive right in.

1. Look at the arch of your foot

With all the walking and running you do, it's important to invest in shoes that can keep up with your activity level and offer the support your feet need along the way.

So, it's recommended that you choose a pair of shoes that will mold to your unique arch type. Your arches will ultimately determine how much cushioning and shock absorption you need from your kicks.

Illustration of 3 types of foot arches

2. Consider the shape of your foot 

A good shoe should feel like a part of you; providing support and flexibility with every stride. Women everywhere know the damage tight, ill-fitting shoes can do - from blisters to painful calluses. Finding a shoe that matches your foot's curve is essential. 

So, the next time you wear your favorite shoes, ask yourself two questions:

Do your toes have enough room?

Shoes that look great but are way too tight can be painful and cause our toes to suffer in the long run.

Toe space illustration

When you try on a new pair of shoes, make sure that your toes have enough room. The best way to test this is by standing up and wiggling your toes. If your toes feel constricted and there's no room left to move, look for another pair or size up!

How wide is your shoe?

While narrow, pointy-toe shoes may look fashionable, comfort should always come first. 

Foot width illustration

The ideal shoe should be just wide enough to hug the shape of your foot. Make sure there's no extra space between the outer parts of your foot and the shoe. 

3. Follow the golden fitting rules

If you’re shopping in-store, make sure to follow these tips when trying on a new pair:

Wear the same socks 

Try on shoes with the same socks you would normally wear. 

Shop after exercise 

Shop for shoes after exercise or later in the day, when your feet are at their largest.

Feel Secure

Shoes should feel secure around your heel without any sliding towards the front.

Do the movement 

Perform the function for which you’re buying it. Walk, run, jump…don’t just stand or sit when trying them on.

If you’ve bought a pair online, go through the same process at home. If you’re not happy with the result, return them or exchange them for a different shoe or the right size. 

4. Know your foot size

Taking the time to know your foot size is essential. If you’re not sure, you can follow this simple measurement guide.

 Step-by-step guide to measuring your foot size

Once you have this information on hand, shopping for shoes online or in-store will become fast and enjoyable; no more having to guess between two sizes.

5. Choose shoes that meet your needs 

Different footwear serves different purposes. Knowing the basic features of a good shoe can help you choose and eliminate the possibility of aching feet in the future. 

Key features of good orthopedic shoes 

Key features of orthopedic shoes

Features Explained


  1. Stretchable Knitted Fabric: Breathable and light fabric upper stretches to fit your foot shape. 
  2. Wide Toe Box: Extra toe space helps prevent any irritation.
  3. Cushioned Heel: A cushioned heel absorbs the pressure of walking.
  4. Anatomical Arch Support: A memory foam insole cushions and supports arches.
  5. Ergonomic Outsole: A rocker-shaped outsole reduces pressure on joints.
  6. Anti-slip Grip: Extra grip keeps you stable on wet surfaces. 

So, now that you know what your size is and how your shoes should fit, it’s time to find the perfect pair to prevent any further foot pain.

But we all know that comfortable and supportive footwear is not always fashionable, especially orthopedic shoes. So we designed a good-looking orthopedic sneaker that's breaking the stereotype that ortho shoes are frumpy-looking!

Introducing Hyper Arch Motion, the only Orthopedic Sneakers that are actually cute too

Woman running on road in Hyper Arch Motion Sneakers

What makes Hyper Arch Motion different?

Boosts Your Alignment

The unique Arch Motion™ design reduces stress on your joints,  cradles your arches and cushions your heels. 

 Hyper Arch Motion Sneakers with heel support features

Protects Your Heels & Arches 

The ReMemory Foam Insole bounces back to its original shape, providing firm softness and contoured arch support. Plus you get a 2cm heel boost from the Air-Cushion Heel.

Hyper Arch Motion Sneakers with arch support features

Keeps You Stable & Comfortable

The anti-slip grip on the outsole gives you incredible traction and the stretchy, soft upper adapts to your foot shape. 

 Hyper Arch Motion Sneakers with stability features

What our customers are saying 


These sneakers are amazing! They are so comfortable and have helped me to avoid foot pain. The shoes are also very stretchy and fit my wide feet perfectly.

Carol B, United States

These shoes are amazing! I never realized how much pain I was in until I started wearing these shoes.

Louise C, United States

Love my hypers - They are so comfortable and supportive, and they make walking feel amazing. I have never felt such good arch support in a pair of shoes before, and the cushioning is really top-notch.

Sam K, United States

How to shop?

Once you take a step towards getting your pair, the buying process is very easy:

Step 1: Select Your Color 

You can choose between 6 stunning colors.

Step 2: Choose Your Size 

We offer a wide range of sizes from 5.5 - 11 + plus half sizes.

Step 3: Pay and Get Free Delivery 

If you order from us, we’ll deliver your sneakers to your doorstep for free.


Our Perfect Sneaker Guarantee

 We’re so confident that you’ll love your Hyper Arch Motion sneakers, that we’re offering a 45-Day Wearer Trial. If you’re not 100% happy with your new sneakers, you can return them for a full refund. Or if you receive your pair and it’s the wrong size, you can return your pair for free!

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