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Non-white tongue pads?

post #1 of 17
Thread Starter 
I have a wider forefoot and a narrower ankle, in AE I wear an 11EE. The heel is commonly a bit big and I have been looking for tongue pads to help solve this. My problem is that they are all white and it looks odd with a black or dark brown shoe. Previously soleking appeared to make such as thing as shown below:

http://wardrobesupplies.com/store/cushion_tongue.html

Does anyone know where I can find some darker colored tongue pads that won't be so obvious? Or if there is a place that might have some old stock of the sole kings tongue pads?
post #2 of 17
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Originally Posted by Gauss17 View Post

I have a wider forefoot and a narrower ankle, in AE I wear an 11EE. The heel is commonly a bit big and I have been looking for tongue pads to help solve this. My problem is that they are all white and it looks odd with a black or dark brown shoe. Previously soleking appeared to make such as thing as shown below:
http://wardrobesupplies.com/store/cushion_tongue.html
Does anyone know where I can find some darker colored tongue pads that won't be so obvious? Or if there is a place that might have some old stock of the sole kings tongue pads?

I would be interested in this also!
post #3 of 17

me too i would be interested

post #4 of 17
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Originally Posted by Gauss17 View Post

I have a wider forefoot and a narrower ankle, in AE I wear an 11EE. The heel is commonly a bit big and I have been looking for tongue pads to help solve this.

how will a tongue pad help with a wide heel. care to explain?
post #5 of 17
Thread Starter 
When I say heel, I refer to the heel opening. Essentially I want the heel to be more snug with less room to "wiggle around". The tongue pad reduces the distance from the front of the heel opening (tongue area) to the back to the shoe (heel itself) allowing for a more snug fit. It also reduces the total heel opening area.
post #6 of 17
The tongue pad is not visible when wearing the shoe. Who cares if its black or white?
post #7 of 17
Hapad Inc (google them) sells brown tongue pads. They are many times better than the white ones, which can be visible when worn.
post #8 of 17
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Originally Posted by P. Bateman View Post

The tongue pad is not visible when wearing the shoe. Who cares if its black or white?

I use them in almost all of my shoes. I place them far enough down the tongue so that they are not visible.
post #9 of 17
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Originally Posted by P. Bateman View Post

The tongue pad is not visible when wearing the shoe. Who cares if its black or white?

I mean, for the most part, this is true. However, they are still sometimes a bit visible with dark shoes shoes (i.e. black) as there is a huge contrast. It just bugs me I suppose.
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Originally Posted by Dewey View Post

Hapad Inc (google them) sells brown tongue pads. They are many times better than the white ones, which can be visible when worn.

Thank you sir. I will look into it.
post #10 of 17
Hapad Tongue Cushions

Wish they had black!!
post #11 of 17
If you don't mind white, this place has them for $.40 each, and shipping was very reasonable. http://www.feetrelief.com/feetrelief/arch_support_accessories.htm

I've ordered from them with good results.
post #12 of 17
^ I've also had a good experience buying the $0.40 pads from feetrelief. Friendly service and shipping was around $1.
post #13 of 17
I would be interested in a leather option. I need them in some shoes, but I hate the cheap material of the standard felt pads.
post #14 of 17
i'm a little confused. do heel pads help heel slippage or do tongue pads?
post #15 of 17
^ Depends on the root cause. I have a rather thin foot such that there may be too much volume in the vamp of shoes which fit otherwise well. A tongue pad helps in this case.
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