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Blisters on top of foot

William.brunzell

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Hi,

I've been wearing my Meermin oxfords (OLFE last) for about 6 months now and overall they fit very well. However, I still develop blisters on top of my foot, right where my big toe starts. Basically, it seems as if the crease on top where the cap toe ends, that shows when walking, hurts my foot. Does anyone know how to fix this? It prevents me from walking longer distances wearing my shoes.

Thankful for any advice.
 

BigBadBernard

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Basically you have two options.

1. Purchase a slightly larger pair of shoes, or

2. Shave a bit off the top of your toe joint.

If you are getting blisters after 6 months, assuming you have given the shoes reasonable wear, then they don't fit.
 

ballmouse

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Any chance you have been to a podiatrist? It could be attributed to your stance (e.g. flat feet)
 

GBR

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They do not fit!

Buy a pair that do and then burn these.

Seems a stark comment but that is the reality.
 

DWFII

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There are other factors besides fit that can be at fault here--the most obvious is that if the toe stiffener is not skived (thinned) enough at its back edge or if it is too long, it can be forced into contact with the knuckles of the toes by the creases generated in walking.

This is on the maker, not the fit.
 

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I would say stop wearing the shoes. But if you do, maybe try really thick socks and see if there's an improvement?
 

William.brunzell

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Thanks for all replies. Of course one could say that they don't fit since they give me blisters. However, it's something more in line with DWFII's answer. It feels as if the crease doesn't 'give in' and instead hurt my big toe. I was wondering if you perhaps could soften this, make it more flexible or make it fold at another spot or in another way that doesn't push down on the top of my foot in the same way.
 

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