Narrow Feet Problems

The beautiful summer days are upon us, and you want to travel and explore, but your feet are killing you. If your feet are uncomfortable, the culprit could be your shoe fit. Flip-flops, strappy sandals, canvas espadrilles can tie together a summer outfit, but if these shoes are the wrong size, your feet will certainly suffer.


Problems with Narrow Feet

Finding shoes that provide the perfect fit for people with narrow feet is very difficult. Only a small handful of shoe brands create shoes made for people with narrow feet, so most people with narrow feet unknowingly suffer with regular width shoes that can cause a variety of problems including irritation and discomfort.


If your shoes do not fit properly, your feet can slip around in the shoe which, in turn, can cause irritation, blisters, corns and calluses to name a few. The foot issues do not just stop there. When shoes are too big, it is easier to be clumsy, trip and fall. If shoes are too wide for narrow feet, it could even cause someone to twist an ankle if there is too much space in the shoe. This is especially a risk for those who are physically active and engage in running or other strenuous activity.


Another problem with wearing shoes that are too wide is that arch support pressure is displaced throughout the foot, which causes strain. When arch support is placed on the wrong part of the foot, this can cause bruising to the muscles and potentially cause an unnatural shape to form in the foot.


How to Know If You Have A Narrow Foot

When you’re trying on a new shoe, be sure to put the shoe on and secure it whether it has laces, straps, Velcro or buckles. Walk around in the shoe for a good distance and observe how it fits. It you experience gaps in the side or your foot slides side-to-side in the shoe, the shoe may be too wide. Furthermore, if you have to curl your toes to keep the shoes from slipping and sliding around, the shoes are definitely too wide.


The Perfect Shoes for Narrow Feet

Although there are a few techniques to make narrow feet fit in regular shoes, the number one best thing you can do to protect your feet from issues is to wear shoes that offer the right kind of support, snug fit, and cushion. Doing this on a daily basis will help your feet feel comfortable and keep their natural shape over time.


As a leader in the specialty shoe size industry, VANELi proudly offers a wide range of shoes to accommodate women with narrow and slim width feet, with styles ranging from sandals to dress shoes, to casual, to athleisure, flats and so much more. Below are some of our favorite narrow shoes for women that provide all-day comfort and style.


VANELi Quaver

The VANELi Quaver is a classic leather casual shoe with matching Nabuk accents and small elastic inserts on sides for comfortable and secure fit. This slip-on features a functional zipper and super-suede padded insole on a 3/4 inch cushioned rubber sole.


VANELi Racila

The VANELi Racila is a trendy pump that can perfectly accommodate narrow widths. This shoe features a tortoise-patterned block heel of about 2 inches, so you can walk comfortably in style all day long.


VANELi Emlen

This suede sandal incorporates multicolored metallic stud design and features a zipper back for easy on and off. The VANELi Emlen has a softly padded insole, rubber bottom and a 2 and 1/2 inch wooden heel with a clear acrylic insert for ultimate comfort.