Your instep is a part of your foot Brannock device can't measure
but it remains a critical component because the top portion is going to
determine whether your foot has enough volume to carry a particular
shoe. If you favor slip-on shoes, clogs, loafers and mules then you
probably have a high volume instep. If your foot has ever gotten stuck
halfway into a particular shoe that is supposed to be your size then you
know for sure that you have been blessed with a voluptuous foot.
Professionally speaking the high volume foot is not a bad thing to have
and this is why: if you are a woman you are going to be able to rock
certain heels, pumps, sandals and flats.
If you are a man dress shoes that are cut high enough for your foot
are going to look great even if your foot is on the wider
side. Because the voluptuous foot is tall shoes need to be cut high to accomodate the above average instep. Avoid shoes that leave
sock imprints or red marks on the tops of your feet. Listen to your
body when you're trying on shoes and find some honest people to work
with if you don't know what you're doing because a lack of knowledge can
hurt you and your feet. The bottom line on any foot type: knowing what
you have will help you understand how to shop for it which will open up
the wide world of shoes for you.