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Non-white tongue pads?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Gauss17, Dec 26, 2011.

  1. Gauss17

    Gauss17 Senior member

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    I have a wider forefoot and a narrower ankle, in AE I wear an 11EE. The heel is commonly a bit big and I have been looking for tongue pads to help solve this. My problem is that they are all white and it looks odd with a black or dark brown shoe. Previously soleking appeared to make such as thing as shown below:

    http://wardrobesupplies.com/store/cushion_tongue.html

    Does anyone know where I can find some darker colored tongue pads that won't be so obvious? Or if there is a place that might have some old stock of the sole kings tongue pads?
     


  2. Cuttingboard

    Cuttingboard Senior member

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    I would be interested in this also!
     


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    me too i would be interested
     


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    how will a tongue pad help with a wide heel. care to explain?
     


  5. Gauss17

    Gauss17 Senior member

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    When I say heel, I refer to the heel opening. Essentially I want the heel to be more snug with less room to "wiggle around". The tongue pad reduces the distance from the front of the heel opening (tongue area) to the back to the shoe (heel itself) allowing for a more snug fit. It also reduces the total heel opening area.
     


  6. P. Bateman

    P. Bateman Senior member

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    The tongue pad is not visible when wearing the shoe. Who cares if its black or white?
     


  7. Dewey

    Dewey Senior member

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    Hapad Inc (google them) sells brown tongue pads. They are many times better than the white ones, which can be visible when worn.
     


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    I use them in almost all of my shoes. I place them far enough down the tongue so that they are not visible.
     


  9. Gauss17

    Gauss17 Senior member

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    I mean, for the most part, this is true. However, they are still sometimes a bit visible with dark shoes shoes (i.e. black) as there is a huge contrast. It just bugs me I suppose.


    Thank you sir. I will look into it.
     


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    Cuttingboard Senior member

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    bullswin Senior member

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    ^ I've also had a good experience buying the $0.40 pads from feetrelief. Friendly service and shipping was around $1.
     


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    I would be interested in a leather option. I need them in some shoes, but I hate the cheap material of the standard felt pads.
     
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    easy_golfing Senior member

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    i'm a little confused. do heel pads help heel slippage or do tongue pads?
     


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    ^ Depends on the root cause. I have a rather thin foot such that there may be too much volume in the vamp of shoes which fit otherwise well. A tongue pad helps in this case.
     


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