Originally Posted by minya
It's not the arch that bothers me, actually. It's the bottom back of the heel. It pretty much rips my heel to shreds. Not sure how to fix it. Maybe I can get some sort of padding material to affix to the back of the heel part.
Ah, I hear ya. Does it still bother you after they've been broken in? I have a couple different pairs of shoes that do that to my heel, but after a few days the problem usually disappears. Plus, you have to suffer for your style.
You could probably jury-rig something pretty easily. It might be easier to just wear kind of crappy socks for the first few wears, and stuff the padding in the sock instead of trying to affix it to the heel. Might rip up the sock a little, but unlike some of the guys in the main forum, I personally will never spend more on a sock than I would on a drink. I don't want to look down at my feet at the bar and suddenly realize that my oh-so-comfy Pantherellas cost me precious scotch.