Think you need a little extra wiggle room in your shoes?

If you answer “yes” to any of the following questions, you might want to consider purchasing wide shoes.

1. Do your feet go numb when you run?
2. Do you use custom orthotics or a brace?
3. Do you have a bunion or consistently get blisters on the sides of your feet?
4. Are you prone to foot swelling, or do you stand for long periods of time?
5. Are your feet “muffin topping” over the last of the shoe? 

If you’re unsure if you need wide shoes, there is no harm in asking. Visit a run specialty store and ask to be measured to take out all of the guesswork.