When was the last time you checked your shoe size?
According to a study of 2,000 people by the British College of Podiatry, one-third of men and more than half of women wear shoes that don't fit properly.
A study by the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society found that a whopping 88 per cent of women in the United States wear shoes that are too small — and 55 per cent have bunions, often due to those ill-fitting kicks.
Pregnancy, injuries, weight changes and other factors can influence the shape and size of our feet, sometimes just by millimetres. We may not realize it, but these subtle changes can often amount to a new shoe size.
"I must say I find it interesting because we do only measure our feet as a child and then don't once we are grown — and just assume we are always the same size," Natalia Barbieri, co-founder and designer of Bionda Castana tells British Vogue.
Online shopping "receives a measure of the blame for shoppers buying the wrong size," Vogue reports, as buyersRead More »from Most of us wear ill-fitting shoes, study says