• I'm happy to introduce the Styleforum Happy Hour, our brand new podcast featuring lively discussion about menswear and the fashion industry. In the inaugural edition, a discussion of what's going on in retail today. Please check it out on the Journal. All episodes will be also be available soon on your favorite podcast platform.

  • STYLE. COMMUNITY. GREAT CLOTHING.

    Bored of counting likes on social networks? At Styleforum, you’ll find rousing discussions that go beyond strings of emojis.

    Click Here to join Styleforum's thousands of style enthusiasts today!

Heel Slipping

Alan Bee

Distinguished Member
Joined
Sep 26, 2007
Messages
1,218
Reaction score
4,438
Can anyone please comment on the ff;

I typically take a 10E in English Shoes. Usually the shoes fit off out of the box but as the shoes break in and the leather softens, the heels begin to slip. Somehow, the fore foot remains firm and fit but the heels invariably begin to slip.

I ordered a set of C&J's which I barely wear anymore due to this, and have tried other brands eg. Lobb & Edward Green and presently experiencing the same phenomenom.

I had B. Nelson in Manhattan install suede backliners but they make the wearing experience less pleasurable.

Am I ordering the wrong shoes? Since I can not fit a UK D width, am I condemned to suede back liners?

For some reason, I never had this problem prior to my introduction to finer English footwear. Up till then, I took a US 11D and never had such problems

Thank you
 

grimslade

Stylish Dinosaur
Joined
Mar 31, 2006
Messages
10,883
Reaction score
49
That's strange. When I have heel slippage, it is invariably dissipated by a few wearings--as the sole becomes more pliable, the heel slips less. Sometimes, however, the shape of the heel of a shoe simply doesn't agree with one. Try different shoes.
 

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by

Featured Sponsor

How many pairs of shoes do you own?

  • 1 - 4

    Votes: 32 3.8%
  • 5 - 10

    Votes: 144 17.1%
  • 11 - 20

    Votes: 280 33.2%
  • 21 - 30

    Votes: 132 15.7%
  • 31 - 40

    Votes: 71 8.4%
  • 41 - 50

    Votes: 49 5.8%
  • 51 - 60

    Votes: 25 3.0%
  • 61 - 70

    Votes: 22 2.6%
  • 71 - 80

    Votes: 17 2.0%
  • 81 - 90

    Votes: 8 0.9%
  • 91 - 100

    Votes: 9 1.1%
  • 100+

    Votes: 54 6.4%

Related Threads

Forum statistics

Threads
429,258
Messages
9,231,421
Members
193,781
Latest member
Joels46
Top