Firstly, I am new here. Thank you for your excellent forum.
More importantly, I recently purchased a new pair of Cole Haan wingtips. My feet are flat and slightly different sizes and shapes, and I have a lot of trouble finding shoes that fit just right. I have often bought shoes that seemed to fit in the store, only to discover after a few wearings that one of them is great but the other causes pain worthy of medical attention. This is very frustrating. I usually buy shoes from places that will permit returns even after wearing, though I made an exception a few weeks ago. I found this great-looking pair of Cole Haan wingtips on sale at DSW. They seemed to fit at the time... After a few wearings, I can no longer deny that they are clearly stretching my left foot in ways not intended by nature. There's nothing wrong with the shoes. The problem is my feet.
I believe that, if this is even possible, moving the left arch support toward the heel might fix the problem. The inner soles are glued in, so it might not be an easy job. My question is this: Should I endeavor to get these "fixed," or would i be better off selling them here or on ebay and just buying a new pair of shoes?
I'm a graduate student, so resources must be conscientiously spent. One fine day I will get my shoes custom made. In the meatime, this will be my struggle. Thank you for your guidance.