The old saying that ‘a shoe should fit you like a glove’ is very true. You should be held in place and supported by the upper of the shoe, but NEVER RESTRICTED.
Have you worn footwear that digs into the top of your foot, where the shoe creases, when you walk?
This is a sign that the shoe has too much depth or volume for your foot. This can exacerbate foot issues because of too much movement at the forefoot.Try looking for a shallow fitting shoe in your compatible width category.
Do you suffer from corns forming on the tops of your toes?
Try looking for footwear described as having a deep toe box in your compatible width category.
If you are unsure of your foot depth requirement, try a variable depth fitting shoe.