or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › Removing a permanent insole...
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Removing a permanent insole...

post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 

I recently bought a pair of Polo Ralph Lauren shoes that I absolutely love. However, they are a bit more dressy and the insole in them really hurts my feet. It is permanent and glued in. If I try to put an aftermarket gel insole in there isn't enough room for my feet.

 

Is there a correct or safe way to remove a permanent insole without ruining the shoe or insole?

I can attach pics if needed.

 

Thanks guys!

post #2 of 6
Thread Starter 

Any pointers or is this a stupid question? I really want to make these shoes comfortable..thanks!

post #3 of 6
Insole liners are typically glued in place and can be removed. although in most ready to wear shoes these days they are quite thin and removing them will make little difference in overall fit.

perhaps you should take them to your local shoe repair guy for further advice. or post a picture of the inside of the shoe.

probably should just return the shoes and get 1/2 size larger.
Edited by Gdot - 11/11/12 at 9:10am
post #4 of 6
Thread Starter 

Here's a couple pics:

 

post #5 of 6
Quote:
Originally Posted by captainshields View Post

Any pointers or is this a stupid question? I really want to make these shoes comfortable..thanks!

Return them if you have not worn them and buy a pair that actually fit.
post #6 of 6
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by GBR View Post


Return them if you have not worn them and buy a pair that actually fit.

They fit.

The insoles are what hurt my feet. I have flat arches. So I usually use gel insoles, but if I put ge; insoles on top of the insoles that are already there they are too tight...

 

They were really cheap, so worse comes to worse I'll just rip out the insoles. Was just curious if there was a "correct" way to do it.

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Classic Menswear
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › Removing a permanent insole...