Ill-fitting oxfords

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    cover154 Member

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    the size is right, even a bit too long and wide, but the top does not close neatly, not near. what is wrong here? is that the 'instep' or a different exotic measure?

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    thanks for the answers
     
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    anyone, please...
     
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    Needsmoreshoes Senior member

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    You have a high instep is all - I've not got one but I've never really felt they constituted "ill-fitting", merely differently fitting. As long as they're comfortable around the foot and don't slip or anything they're fine.

    I don't know any brands that fit well for people with high insteps - maybe someone could post some.
     
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    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    It's normal to have a V. If the shoe fits well elsewhere, there's no reason to worry about it.
     
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    well, thanks.

    that's comforting to know
     
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    stay away from oxfords. you'll never be happy in the long run.
     
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    How come?
     
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    I have the same problem, but mine close slightly more. I prefer derby lacing because it's not as obvious
     
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    the geometry is not right for his feet. it's visible.
     
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    On a brand new oxfords I usually have a ā€œ Vā€ for first few weeks. As I wear them they stretch and close the gap nicely. Try to tie the laces really tight ; it will help the stretching.
    And nothing wrong with the V ā€“ but your V looks a bit too wide IMO.
     

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