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post #16 of 51
Don't give up on the shoes, exert force to make them submit. Just think of the pressure imposed on the flat piece of leather while it is applied to the last.
post #17 of 51
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Thanks for the suggestion, but this is definitely not plantar's foot - the pain is a visible red sore spot on the outside of the heel, about a 1/2 inch up from the bottom.

Do a search for "posterior heel pain" or bursitus if you want the common causes.
post #18 of 51
I don't have any pain wearing any of my alden shells. I wear them and walk around close to 2 miles each day.

I suggest going to a podiatrist and getting an opinion - esp. since the pain is all so sudden and you did not have discomfort wearing the shoes before.
post #19 of 51
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I don't have any pain wearing any of my alden shells. I wear them and walk around close to 2 miles each day.

I suggest going to a podiatrist and getting an opinion - esp. since the pain is all so sudden and you did not have discomfort wearing the shoes before.

Yeah I might do that if the spot is sore for a couple more weeks. I figure it might be the all day walk-a-thon on pavement which caused this.

The other times I'd worn these shoes prior to the day out shopping was just from the parking lot to the office (maybe an 1/8 mile) and around the carpeted office halls, then back to the car, then home. And I did that maybe 4 times prior to my recent outing.
post #20 of 51
I have four pairs of Alden shells in C width that I've never felt any pain wearing, however they feel very slightly wide in the instep so when I recently bought some alden longwings in shell I went for a B width. I noticed that while the shoes seem to fit perfectly they feel noticeably narrower in the heels and the first time I wore them there was a slight pain on the side of my heel. I've worn them to work several days now and they are slightly better each time.

I'd guess that your shoes are a little too narrow in the heels and that you over did it the before they were broken in. I'd let my foot heal and then try again and see if they broke in when worn with less walking.
post #21 of 51
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Update, for anyone who cares...

I found my problem: Haglund's Deformity

After doing some research, this is definitely what's causing my pain. Now it's a matter of sucking it up and trying to find a viable solution to the problem!
post #22 of 51
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Update, for anyone who cares...

I found my problem: Haglund's Deformity

After doing some research, this is definitely what's causing my pain. Now it's a matter of sucking it up and trying to find a viable solution to the problem!

Dang, that sucks. Hope you find a non-surgical solution.
post #23 of 51
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Update, for anyone who cares...

I found my problem: Haglund's Deformity

After doing some research, this is definitely what's causing my pain. Now it's a matter of sucking it up and trying to find a viable solution to the problem!
Sorry to hear this, but it's good that you now know what caused the pain. According to an SA I spoke with recently, a rigid heel back is characteristic of Alden shoes.
post #24 of 51
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Sorry to hear this, but it's good that you now know what caused the pain. According to an SA I spoke with recently, a rigid heel back is characteristic of Alden shoes.

Yes apparently a rigid heel is a major culprit in these cases. I just got done reading a large thread from others who suffer:

Haglund's Thread, for anyone wanting to read more about it from other people experiencing this pain.

I'm not sure what I'm going to do but I definitely cannot wear any shell shoes for some time, that's for sure. I tried on the Vass shells yesterday, and couldn't even leave the house due to the intense pain right on the bump which formed on my right heel.

Some of my AE shoes are a bit more forgiving, so I'm going to narrow down my rotation to only a few pairs that are most comfortable, and possibly looking into orthotics.

My wife has the "pump bump" and now only wears shoes that have a softer heel when she knows she'll be doing a lot of walking.

I'm guessing that I've had this problem for quite some time and the day of shopping in the Alden shells was the straw that broke the camel's back
post #25 of 51
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So today I went back to wearing my old man shoes: Clark's un-structured .. in the hopes that reducing all pressure on the heel-bump will allow it to go away over time

Paired with a RLPL shearling bomber, BB milano slim fit chinos, and a RLBL button down shirt...

I feel kinda, you know,

post #26 of 51
Comfort and health always comes before style ... I hope your feet heal soon.
post #27 of 51
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Comfort and health always comes before style ... I hope your feet heal soon.

+Infinity

Our feet have to last as long as we do, so treat them kindly folks!

Have you seen a podiatrist or orthopedist yet? Bursitis is treated with icing, rest, and NSAIDs like Aleve might help (as an anti-inflammatory), and you might also discuss getting a steroid shot with your medical professional. The first order of business is to bring down the swelling in the bursa, so that you can walk. Next order of business is to figure out what you need to do to prevent it recurring - only wear Clark's / Ecco's / Mephisto's, or get orthotics, or both.

Good luck, foot pain sucks!
post #28 of 51
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+Infinity

Our feet have to last as long as we do, so treat them kindly folks!

Have you seen a podiatrist or orthopedist yet? Bursitis is treated with icing, rest, and NSAIDs like Aleve might help (as an anti-inflammatory), and you might also discuss getting a steroid shot with your medical professional. The first order of business is to bring down the swelling in the bursa, so that you can walk. Next order of business is to figure out what you need to do to prevent it recurring - only wear Clark's / Ecco's / Mephisto's, or get orthotics, or both.

Good luck, foot pain sucks!

Thanks. I haven't seen a doctor yet due to it being relatively minor compared with the other horror stories I've read about people who could no longer even walk in sneakers.

But I will do that if the problem persists while wearing softer shoes. I've already converted back to my Clark's for the time being and I plan on starting an icing routine daily in the evenings. One method suggested soaking the heel in warm water for 5 min, then icing for 30 seconds.
post #29 of 51
Go see a doctor and get medical opinion early on. Too many people ignore (or postpone) proper treatment of feet related issues complicating the problem. Better safe than sorry.
post #30 of 51
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Go see a doctor and get medical opinion early on. Too many people ignore (or postpone) proper treatment of feet related issues complicating the problem. Better safe than sorry.

Good point
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