A good fitting shoe is important with any activity that you’re participating in. As we age, our feet change as far as width and length. Make sure that when you purchase new shoes that you have someone who properly fits your feet for the specific type of shoe that you are looking for. A good standard fitting device is called a Brannock Device. It is a metal fitting device that measures the width and length of your foot while you are standing. Remember that different companies and shoe styles will provide different fits for feet. If you take a size 8 in one brand, you won’t necessarily be the same size or width in a different brand.