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Heel Slipping

Alan Bee

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Sep 26, 2007
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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


Stylish Dinosaur
Mar 31, 2006
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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.

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