So many of us have been there. You see the cutest shoes on the rack, but when you try to squeeze your foot in… well, there’s just no way that’s going to work. Don’t worry, you’re not alone. For those of us that actually prefer to be barefoot or take our runs in Vibram five finger shoes, it’s been proven that our feet are scientifically wider than our counterparts who constantly wear high heels or tight sneakers. Check this out: our feet are actually more like those in a barefoot population, and the fact that we require wider shoes is not always contributed to our genetics alone!