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« on: May 13, 2009 07:58:42 PM »

I bought a pair of black knee-high vegan "leather" boots with chunky heels awhile ago and I really don't want to give them up but I don't know how to fix them. Here are the problems:

- A half size too small, or possibly a bit less.
- Cause me agonizing pain to walk in, but not, I think, because of the size.
- I think the sole is too narrow, but the shoes aren't. Because when I try to walk in them my feet don't want to stay straight, they curve inward and down, like I'm trying to walk on my insteps not the whole foot. But the heels don't slope inward.

I know I could try gel pads and that sort of thing, but that would make them a bit tighter when they are already too small. I know I could stretch them out, but that wouldn't do anything for the sloping feet issue. Any ideas?
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2009 02:15:48 PM »

Sounds like you have a high arch. There are these insole pads that are just a little oblong squishy thing that you put just under your arch.

As for the whole shoe being really tight: I have a pair of leather boots that were a smidge small, so I wore them while wet and just make sure my toenails are really really short when I wear them. Seeing as how your boots are vinyl of some sort, I don't know how well they'll stretch, but you'll have to use one of those stretching-last thingies. It's a wooden foot split down the middle with a screw mechanism that makes it wider or narrower.

And why the eff are wide shoes so hard to find? I'm a 7.5 wide and I swear proper fitting shoes don't actually exist. If I was a size 9, I'd be fine, but nooooo Tongue So I kinda feel your pain!

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