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post #16 of 20
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Originally Posted by Sanguis Mortuum View Post


If this is the case, then the shoes do not fit.


Too large or small?

post #17 of 20
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Originally Posted by Layered Player View Post



Too large or small?


There is more to the fit of a shoe than just 'too large or too small'.
post #18 of 20
Agreed. But with a crease pressing down and causing pain I'm generally going with too large. As a snug shoe will usually hold the leather in tension while wearing and this minimizes the deeper creasing.

I have only pair of shoes that has ever given me this problem. They are from G&G and I can promise you it is not caused by the ''hardness' of the leather. But rather that this particular pair is 1/2 size too large in general. The combination of the extra length, and the extra volume combined into a crease that is located too far forward and just happens to hit the joint on my toes. It's not the shoe's fault, or an indication of the quality of the leather - but rather an unfortunate fit.
post #19 of 20
I have a pair of Loake Business, they are on the snug side, and there is a deep crease that, during walking, digs right into the big toe joint. I'll condition with mik oil and see if that softens the leather enough to reduce the pain. The leather is "thick" (relative to my other shoes) and this firmness contributes to the rigidity of the crease, and hence, probably, the pain.
post #20 of 20
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Originally Posted by Gdot View Post

Agreed. But with a crease pressing down and causing pain I'm generally going with too large.

Agreed, though bear in mind it could be related to the width as much as the length. If you have wide feet and size up to fit your width, then the resulting extra length could cause this, but just sizing down is not an option as then they will be too narrow.
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