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post #16 of 25
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Originally Posted by Teacher
Not necessarily. "Narrow" refers to the measurement in the toe box area, more or less. An inch gap at the throat could mean you have a high instep. I have plenty of shoes that fit me well but have fairly wide gaps at the throat because of my high inteps.

So is this to say that going to a wider width won't help matters in terms of closing the gap? I was wondering about this as I tried on a couple pairs of Allen Edmonds Balmorals at Nordtrom Rack last night and they seemed to fit fine, but with a pretty wide "V". They were snug, but not so snug that going up a width would be required for comfort. Unfortunately they didn't have the shoes in a wider width in the store. I'm just wondering if it would be worth trying the wider width from Zappos.
post #17 of 25
I alwyas have an inch at the top, I think I have a very high instep from playing soccer though.

My shoes fit fine width and lengthwise and narrowness in the toebox wise...

I just wish they closed a bit more
post #18 of 25
This is not a fit question.
post #19 of 25
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Originally Posted by constant struggle View Post
I alwyas have an inch at the top, I think I have a very high instep from playing soccer though...

How does playing soccer give you a high instep? Shouldn't running and jumping do the opposite?
post #20 of 25
well the bone used to kick the ball while taking a shot gets thicker i assume (using proper form)
post #21 of 25
Necro-threading here:

I have the same issue mentioned by previous posters where probably due to a high instep my two pairs of bluchers balmorals/oxfords that otherwise fit perfectly form a wider V than I would like at the closing of the quarters. Can a cobbler stretch out only part of the quarters to narrow this gap, keeping the rest of the shoe the same, or is this a risk not worth running?

Thanks
Edited by vncrz - 8/21/11 at 2:11pm
post #22 of 25
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Originally Posted by vncrz View Post

Necro-threading here:

I have the same issue mentioned by previous posters where probably due to a high instep my two pairs of bluchers Balmorals/oxfords that otherwise fit perfectly form a wider V than I would like at the closing of the quarters. Can a cobbler stretch out only part of the quarters to narrow this gap, keeping the rest of the shoe the same, or is this a risk not worth running?

Thanks

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Edited by vncrz - 8/21/11 at 2:11pm
post #23 of 25
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Originally Posted by vncrz View Post


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it's not an issue with bluchers only oxfords.
post #24 of 25
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Originally Posted by fritzl View Post


it's not an issue with bluchers only oxfords.

My mistake, I meant balmorals/oxfords
post #25 of 25
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Originally Posted by vncrz View Post


My mistake, I meant balmorals/oxfords

not much to do about it. with a high instep bluchers are the better choice or mtm/mto.
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