Originally Posted by Dib
Thanks, I'll try this.
I have to say, my Zees are turning out to be pretty uncomfortable/painful to wear, even more uncomfortable than some of my RTW shoes, which is a real shame. Not only do they cut into the side of my foot, the leather digs into the top of my big toe when I walk (i.e. where the shoe creases). They may get slightly more comfortable with repreated use over time, but I'm surprised that a shoe which has been measured to fit my foot is turning out to be so painful to wear.
I was happy to try Zees after reading good reviews here. I've had two pairs made and there will not be a third. Because of a narrow foot, I find it virtually impossible to find a good fit in HK apart from Ecco. Zees told me I'm a 9C and Ecco fit me well, but they have all fallen to pieces on me.....the sole has disintegrated on three pairs. Thus Zee sounded like a good idea.
Unfortunately, although the Zees shoes look terrific, the first pair had to be stretched in the toe area and adjusted inside as they were digging into the sole of my foot. Ouch!
The second pair fitted well but again, the sole of my foot is screaming for relief after half an hour. Absolutely no inner padding at all. Somebody here suggested that Zee said to insert an inner sole to make the shoes more comfortable.
If this is true, why would Zees not amend the process? Why have shoes made to fit if they are unwearable? I like the standard of work well enough and the service there is great, but it's turned out a disappointment.
Any suggestions from shoe experts in HK? Is there a decent RTW shoe brand that is likely to fit my narrow feet or should I look for another maker? I'm getting desperate for a good and comfortable shoe.
BTW I've looked on-line at sites like Herrings, but nobody seems to produce C or even D widths. Help!