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Old shoes, new blisters.

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I've recently started wearing a few pairs of shoes that I hadn't worn in quite some time, all Crockett & Jones, and have been getting blisters on the tops of my big toe on my left foot. I'd worn these shoes regularly in the past with no issue, and have been wearing them quite regularly as thought maybe they needed some re-wearing in.

Is there anything obvious I should be doing to prevent blisters on the top of my toe? I assume its because the crease is rubbing me the wrong way, but maybe something more sinister. I think I may have gained weight and/or my feet may have widened since their previous regular wear but not 100% on that.
 

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Do you wear flip flops a lot?
 

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I've recently started wearing a few pairs of shoes that I hadn't worn in quite some time, all Crockett & Jones, and have been getting blisters on the tops of my big toe on my left foot. I'd worn these shoes regularly in the past with no issue, and have been wearing them quite regularly as thought maybe they needed some re-wearing in.

Is there anything obvious I should be doing to prevent blisters on the top of my toe? I assume its because the crease is rubbing me the wrong way, but maybe something more sinister. I think I may have gained weight and/or my feet may have widened since their previous regular wear but not 100% on that.
i had the exact same issue (C&J's as well). turns out my arches had collapsed a little on my left foot, which made it longer, and led to the big toe going in further in the shoe causing the rubbing. My solution was to wear thinner socks with that pair; just going from medium-weight to super thin (barneys) socks made a difference (although the right foot then fit a hair looser)
 
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I've recently started wearing a few pairs of shoes that I hadn't worn in quite some time, all Crockett & Jones, and have been getting blisters on the tops of my big toe on my left foot. I'd worn these shoes regularly in the past with no issue, and have been wearing them quite regularly as thought maybe they needed some re-wearing in.

Is there anything obvious I should be doing to prevent blisters on the top of my toe? I assume its because the crease is rubbing me the wrong way, but maybe something more sinister. I think I may have gained weight and/or my feet may have widened since their previous regular wear but not 100% on that.
Wearing a bit thicker socks, or some shoe stretching liquid right before you putting them on should help easing the pain.
 

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i had the exact same issue (C&J's as well). turns out my arches had collapsed a little on my left foot, which made it longer, and led to the big toe going in further in the shoe causing the rubbing. My solution was to wear thinner socks with that pair; just going from medium-weight to super thin (barneys) socks made a difference (although the right foot then fit a hair looser)
How did you determine that?

@mw313 what could be the potential cause?

In my experience, red eye flights cause my feet to swell quite a bit, so does traveling to a warmer/more humid climates such as East Coast summer or SE Asia. And of course, gaining weight...
 

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How did you determine that?

@mw313 what could be the potential cause?

In my experience, red eye flights cause my feet to swell quite a bit, so does traveling to a warmer/more humid climates such as East Coast summer or SE Asia. And of course, gaining weight...
Hey it can be from a variety of reasons. Yes feet can swell from flights but feet can change over time.

It is common for men to gain 1 size or more by 40 or 50 years old. Some gain more and some gain that size by younger ages as well. The arch can collapse as the ligaments lose their strength and become lax.

Of course weight gain can also cause a change in size.

Those are very common ways that a shoe fit can get tight over years of no wear. They may possibly stretch out with shorter term wear to spread them overtime before the foot sores appear though. You just have to have them warm up enough and add the moisture from sweat to be able to have them reshape a bit. You could use a shoe stretcher as well that could help in certain places.


Hope this helps a bit.
 

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