What is the weight test?
Before you even think about putting on the shoes you just found, make sure they are stable.
The exercise is simple:
– lay the shoes on a flat surface devoid of any relief, whether on the floor, a display or the counter of the store.
– tap each of the shoes with your fingertips in a lateral movement from right to left, as if you wanted to knock them off.
These should not tip over. If they shake or wobble at the slightest tap, it’s because the architecture of the shoe is poorly designed and its weight is unbalanced. If the shoe is unstable, your ankles will have to work harder to compensate for this defect.
Each shoe being unique, it is in your best interest to try on 2 identical pairs of the same size . Sometimes the right or left foot does not show the same signs of stability. Ask the salesperson to bring you another pair and choose the combination that will wobble the least.
Before buying a shoe , it should be weighed, indeed it is necessary to buy a shoe whose weight is balanced. Take a shoe in each hand and weigh it. If the heel is considerably heavier than the toe, it is very likely that you will have difficulty maintaining the shoe firmly in place: your heel will tend to leave the shoe with each step and you will be forced to clench your toes excessively in order to retain the shoe on your feet , which will have the effect of causing severe cramps in your calves, particularly at the back of the knee.