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New shoes don't fit...options?

DC Office Hack

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I was so excited by a new shoe purchase that I didn't pay enough attention to fit. Wore them to work, and wow. How could I have missed that? They're too long, and there's a huge gap on the side of the shoe as a result (or at least I think it's a result of that). Big gap on left side of left shoe, smaller on right. It's less of a problem with the right foot, which I'm guessing means that that foot is a touch longer.

Options? Do I just suck it up? Get used to it?
 

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Botox. In the foot.
 

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did you buy online?
if you bought in the store, it's your bad.....try them on and don't assume that you wear a 9.5(as an example) in every make/model/brand.
post them for resale...
 

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tubesocks!!
 

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Just admit that you bought the AEs used on Ebay for a great price and get on with your life.
 

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It seems such a simple thing to buy new shoes - check that they fit before parting with money and leaving shop.

Well they are now used - eBay and lick your financial wounds.
 

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You can actually put an insole in to fill the space. Have you tried the new grass insole? Very stylish and eco friendly!
 

Thanks SF (a new me)

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Originally Posted by GBR
It seems such a simple thing to buy new shoes - check that they fit before parting with money and leaving shop.
OP, I hate to harp on it but GBR is right...can you post pics?
 

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Fill your socks with expanding foam. It's important you fill your socks rather than the shoes, as filling the shoes directly may damage the upper.
 

DC Office Hack

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They're AE Seconds.

I wondered by a Nordstroms to try on a different size. Interestingly, the shoe salesman looked at my shoe and said the shoe was defective and that there was too much leather. So perhaps I can return them...I'll take some pics later.
 

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