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Is it normal for new oxfords to cut your ankles ?

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I bought my first pair of oxfords the other day and the left pair is rubbing up hard against my ankle whenever I walk. If I walk more in them I know my ankles will eventually start bleeding. Is that supposed to happen ? Is it part of breaking them in or is there something wrong with the shoe ? 

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What you're experiencing reminds me of the cheap imitation leather shoes my parents would buy me as a kid.  They would rub my ankles mercilessly throughout the day.  Ah memories...

 

Anyway, what make of shoes are these that are cutting you up?  I know it's normal to have to break good shoes in somewhat, but if they're causing you to bleed then you probably either have a bad fit or a bad shoe, maybe both.

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I've had shoes cause pain on my ankle the first time I wore them out but not to the point of drawing blood. As they broke in they stopped rubbing. You could also use some moleskin or part of one of those heel cups to see if it raises your foot enough to stop the chafing.
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Shoes do need a few wearings to be broken in, but there's no way they should be drawing blood. I'm guessing the fit is off or it's not a quality shoe. Even among makers, certain lasts will fit your feet better than others so you could just be wearing a shoe in your size that's on a last that is totally wrong for your foot. If I sense a shoe is going to cause a problem, I generally avoid buying it.

What type of shoe is it?
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My Carminas were so stiff they made my ankles bleed the first wearing, but they broke in well and by the 4th wearing they were comfortable as slippers. They didn't rub because of an off fit, but because the leather was so stiff the shoes barely flexed when I walked, which caused my heel to slip.

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I don't have experience with that shoe but from the look of the picture it seems as though it shouldn't be cutting you so it really is rubbing over time which likely means you have a bad fit.  If you've tried other sizes and the one you purchased was the best fit, it may be as archibaldleach said and this last doesn't suit your foot.

 

Either way, I wouldn't keep them, but then I've already had my fill of foot sores and cuts due to bad shoes.

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