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post #16 of 30
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Originally Posted by rach2jlc View Post
^Really? This thread will be buried down on page 4 in a day or so, but if it were put in a pinned "Q&A" thread, then whatever info it may contain would still be there. I doubt big-toe wear is an issue with enough members that it will generate a long-term or ongoing discussion.

I was genuinely curious if the MC section had that type of Q&A thread (as I didn't see one), as there is in SW&D. SO, you can simmer down the righteous indignation.

Here's another off-topic post in a thread about big toes.

Rach, my issue with those threads is that then the useful information on the subject (e.g. on big toes) would be buried four pages deep in the thread in a day, basically the same as if someone had posted it in its own thread. When you search, you're forced to show results as posts, not threads, and additionally, you can't do a search by thread title, which is handy. I guess in the end, forums are threaded for a reason.

If you're suggesting there be a Q&A thread, with restricted posting, that would probably work better.
post #17 of 30
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Originally Posted by unjung View Post
Here's another off-topic post in a thread about big toes. Rach, my issue with those threads is that then the useful information on the subject (e.g. on big toes) would be buried four pages deep in the thread in a day, basically the same as if someone had posted it in its own thread. When you search, you're forced to show results as posts, not threads, and additionally, you can't do a search by thread title, which is handy. I guess in the end, forums are threaded for a reason. If you're suggesting there be a Q&A thread, with restricted posting, that would probably work better.
Good point. I was just trying to think of a good way to do, as you said, something that will make the search function more useful and less unwieldy.
post #18 of 30
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Originally Posted by Real estate View Post
My two big toes, more so my right than left, are begining to wear out my shoes. My toes, and most peoples, curve slightly up so this is starting to wear a hole in my shoes. My shoes fit properly, and they are not tight or anything, but as my heel hits the floor while I am walking my big toe rubs against the top of my shoe. This is begining to wear a hole in them. My nails are kept short and my toes are not freakishly curved or anything like that. What can I do to prevent this wear? I was thinking taping the sticky part of a band aid over this spot to prevent this wear. This has happened to a major degree on my other pair of shoes and are just starting to happen on my newer pair. FYI these are the type of shoes that should last 10+ years.

I think you should consult with a shoemaker - he can tell you, if you need a bespoke last or not (most probably you do). Then you will never meet this problem again.
post #19 of 30
My big toe rubs through the sole before any other part of the sole wears out, but not the upper.
post #20 of 30
your big toe tip should never touch the roof of your shoe. if it does, it could mean your shoes are too small, your toenails are too long, or your toe is abnormally long. is your big toe longer than your second toe? mine are about even. you might be wearing the wrong size, you might need a larger number size in a narrower width. i.e. if you are wearing a 10D with this problem, try a 10.5 C
post #21 of 30
I've had my small toe rub through on some shoes before. Never my big toe.
post #22 of 30
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by rach2jlc View Post
^Really? This thread will be buried down on page 4 in a day or so, but if it were put in a pinned "Q&A" thread, then whatever info it may contain would still be there. I doubt big-toe wear is an issue with enough members that it will generate a long-term or ongoing discussion.

I was genuinely curious if the MC section had that type of Q&A thread (as I didn't see one), as there is in SW&D. SO, you can simmer down the righteous indignation.

I just needed a quick answer (which I got- adhesive moleskin), not looking to start a long term discussion. And it does seem other members toes wear out their shoes, more so the little toe. I was curious to see if I am wearing my shoes wrong, as they do not feel tight or hurt, and half a size larger is too big. The other solution would be switch to Square toe shoes, which I would prefer not to do
post #23 of 30
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Originally Posted by rach2jlc View Post
Is there a Men's Clothing (MC) equivalent of the SW&D "Ask a Question/Get an Answer" thread? It seems like that might be a good addition, if not. I mean, is there REALLY a need for a whole thread about the effect of big toes on shoes?

Well you read and posted....so clearly it works for you.

If not interested....don't read it.
post #24 of 30

Yes, I have that exact same problem on both feet.  I have another problem with one of my feet and I'm going to ask the doctor why this is so.  It just started to happen when I turned 36 I believe, and that was 4 years ago.

post #25 of 30

And no, your shoes are not too small

post #26 of 30

Shoe Armour is the only shoe hole prevention insert designed specifically to eliminate toe holes in running and athletic shoes.  You can find it on Amazon.com at the following link:

 

http://www.amazon.com/Shoe-Armour-Ballistic-Fabric/dp/B00TGI2JAG

 

It eliminates the two types of shoe holes shown below:

 

 

post #27 of 30

I got the same problem. I started to notice it in my Vans shoes. Sizing up WILL NOT help! Every other toe sits perfectly, but the big toe is just "standing up".

 

Sizing up will just make the shoe longer, not actually the "height" inside wear your toes sit.

post #28 of 30

Nope i'm afraid I have never encountered this problem.

post #29 of 30

This product is called Shoe Armour - Shoe Hole Prenention Insert and prevents toe holes in running shoes (pinky toe and big toe).

www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00TGI2JAG

post #30 of 30
The problem is how you walk. I used to have this problem and discovered that if I changed how my foot positioned as I walked the hole would not happen. After 20 or so years of no holes, one began again. I stopped my habit of pulling with my forward foot and changed to pushing with my back foot. Not only toes my big toe stay down, I also walk faster. Good luck on discovering your solution!
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