Buying Guide

  1. Women’s Shoes Buying Guide:
  2. When buying shoes online, it’s important to get the right size, so check our handy size charts on individual product pages for details.
    Take a look at Women’s shoes here.

    Buying tips
    • The best time to try on shoes is after work or on a busy day when feet are at their most swollen.
    • Always try shoes on when standing as your feet spread while taking full pressure of your body weight.
    • For a wide calf fit, or wider shoe fit, MOCHI will normally have a few classic styles that will be suitable for your specific needs.

    Heel Height
    On our site, we’ve put our shoes into different heel height categories – Block, Stiletto, Wedge, Kitten and Platform

    • Block Heel - Block heels can be high or short but are generally square and have a more sturdy design. We recommend block heeled shoes, if you are looking for a sensible high heel to wear all day long.
    • Kitten Heel - A low short slender heel; a kitten heel has a slight curved shape adding to the feminine shape of a court shoe
    • Wedge Heel - Wedge shoes are a good alternative to high heels, if you prefer a comfy, more sturdy heel. It features a covered block and is completely flat to the ground.
    • Stiletto - Stiletto heels are generally slender and high. They give the illusion of height and will make your feet look smaller while elongating your legs. A seductive feminine shoe, they will give you a striking silhouette due to the arched foot bed.
    • Platform Heel - You can see platform heels from short to tall. The main thing that makes them platform is the part of the shoe under the sole is thicker. Many say this makes the higher heels more comfortable because there's less of a height differential between the back and front of the foot.

    Caring for your shoes
    Leather shoes
    Before wearing leather shoes, use a leather protector and wear shoes in dry conditions for the first few occasions. This gives the shoes the opportunity to get used to the way the foot flexes and to build up a protection on the surface of the sole.
    Try and avoid wearing shoes on consecutive days to allow time for drying and airing between wearing.

    Wet shoes
    Wet shoes should be allowed to dry naturally (never by artificial heat) stuffed with newspaper or tissues to absorb moisture. Harsh drying can easily ruin leather soles and cause the uppers to stiffen and warp.

    Storage
    It's always best to use shoe trees to help maintain the shape of the shoe, to reduce creasing and help keep the sole from curling up.

    High heels
    To protect your feet from chaffing or slipping when wearing heels, try adding a foot or heel cushion.

    Cushioned insoles
    Adding a soft rubber or leather insole to your shoes will cushion your feet. They can be cut to size and leather insoles will also absorb odors.

  3. Men’s Shoes Buying Guide:
  4. When buying shoes online, it’s important to get the right size, so check our handy size charts on individual product pages for details.
    Take a look at Men’s shoes here.

    Buying tips
    The best time to try on shoes is after work or on a busy day when feet are at their most swollen.
    Always try shoes on when standing as your feet spread while taking full pressure of your body weight.
    For a wide calf fit, or wider shoe fit, MOCHI will normally have a few classic styles that will be suitable for your specific needs.

    Caring for your shoes
    Leather shoes
    Before wearing leather shoes, use a leather protector and wear shoes in dry conditions for the first few occasions. This gives the shoes the opportunity to get used to the way the foot flexes and to build up a protection on the surface of the sole.
    Try and avoid wearing shoes on consecutive days to allow time for drying and airing between wearing.

    Wet shoes
    Wet shoes should be allowed to dry naturally (never by artificial heat) stuffed with newspaper or tissues to absorb moisture. Harsh drying can easily ruin leather soles and cause the uppers to stiffen and warp.

    Storage
    It's always best to use shoe trees to help maintain the shape of the shoe, to reduce creasing and help keep the sole from curling up.

    High heels
    To protect your feet from chaffing or slipping when wearing heels, try adding a foot or heel cushion.

    Cushioned insoles
    Adding a soft rubber or leather insole to your shoes will cushion your feet. They can be cut to size and leather insoles will also absorb odor.