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The Marche sole is very thick and not that flexible before breaking in, which will result in heel slip. I am sure that after a few wears, the slip will become noticeably smaller.
 

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Any idea what model is this?It says 7 so i assume its a UK7.Too tight for me so most likely need to get a UK7.5 for the Avignons
 

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Hey guys, finally bit the the bullet and got a pair of the Michaels. Absolutely love them, but I have noticed that my heel can slip if I let it. The shoe travels, but the heel digs every so slightly, and I can slide my heel up and down the shoe a bit if I try to. Is this a problem? I've heard they are supposed to fit super snug, whereas I'd say these merely fit snug (in the forefoot). Toes are not quite touching the end, but a lot closer than I'm used to still.
I'm sure since the time of your post, that the Michaels have broken in and the shoes travels much more fluidly than they did when new. Heel slip happens with this shoe for the mere reason that this shoe has a two eyelet lace system. There's not much holding the foot in here and consequently your foot wants to slip out. We do not recommend sizing down this shoe to make it fit, that will throw off the arch measurement. We like fitting with heavier socks, Paraboot feel so much better with loftier socks. Paraboot does not come in widths and do usually run wide but some run narrower than others. Avignon feels narrower because of its narrower toe box.
When buying any shoe that has such a rigid sole structure like Paraboot, you must understand that these type of shoes require some break in.

To excelerate the break in, we do this:
  • From the arch side of the shoe, grab the shoe so that your thumb lands inside the shoe at the section where the ball of your foot would rest.
  • Now, placing the shoe on a table or your leg so the toe box extends over the edge, lift the front of the shoe up and back a few time to simulate breaking in as though you were actually walking them around.
  • You have now broken in the sole at the ball of the foot and you will experience a shoe that travels better than a fresh pair out of the box.
  • Add a heel gripper (we like the suede one)
  • Add a tongue pad only if your instep is shallow and you find the bluchers come close together when you lace them.
  • Add a full length insole if you have narrow feet and must own a pair.
  • Wear them a thousand miles and have a Paraboot Authorized Shoe Repair restore life back into them.
  • Yup! we are.
 
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I'm sure since the time of your post, that the Michaels have broken in and the shoes travels much more fluidly than they did when new. Heel slip happens with this shoe for the mere reason that this shoe has a two eyelet lace system. There's not much holding the foot in here and consequently your foot wants to slip out. We do not recommend sizing down this shoe to make it fit, that will throw off the arch measurement. We like fitting with heavier socks, Paraboot feel so much better with loftier socks. Paraboot does not come in widths and do usually run wide but some run narrower than others. Avignon feels narrower because of its narrower toe box.
When buying any shoe that has such a rigid sole structure like Paraboot, you must understand that these type of shoes require some break in.

To excelerate the break in, we do this:
  • From the arch side of the shoe, grab the shoe so that your thumb lands inside the shoe at the section where the ball of your foot would rest.
  • Now, placing the shoe on a table or your leg so the toe box extends over the edge, lift the front of the shoe up and back a few time to simulate breaking in as though you were actually walking them around.
  • You have now broken in the sole at the ball of the foot and you will experience a shoe that travels better than a fresh pair out of the box.
  • Add a heel gripper (we like the suede one)
  • Add a tongue pad only if your instep is shallow and you find the bluchers come close together when you lace them.
  • Add a full length insole if you have narrow feet and must own a pair.
  • Wear them a thousand miles and have a Paraboot Authorized Shoe Repair restore life back into them.
  • Yup! we are.
Any specific brand or recommendation when it comes to heel grips?
 

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I'm sure since the time of your post, that the Michaels have broken in and the shoes travels much more fluidly than they did when new. Heel slip happens with this shoe for the mere reason that this shoe has a two eyelet lace system. There's not much holding the foot in here and consequently your foot wants to slip out. We do not recommend sizing down this shoe to make it fit, that will throw off the arch measurement. We like fitting with heavier socks, Paraboot feel so much better with loftier socks. Paraboot does not come in widths and do usually run wide but some run narrower than others. Avignon feels narrower because of its narrower toe box.
When buying any shoe that has such a rigid sole structure like Paraboot, you must understand that these type of shoes require some break in.

To excelerate the break in, we do this:
  • From the arch side of the shoe, grab the shoe so that your thumb lands inside the shoe at the section where the ball of your foot would rest.
  • Now, placing the shoe on a table or your leg so the toe box extends over the edge, lift the front of the shoe up and back a few time to simulate breaking in as though you were actually walking them around.
  • You have now broken in the sole at the ball of the foot and you will experience a shoe that travels better than a fresh pair out of the box.
  • Add a heel gripper (we like the suede one)
  • Add a tongue pad only if your instep is shallow and you find the bluchers come close together when you lace them.
  • Add a full length insole if you have narrow feet and must own a pair.
  • Wear them a thousand miles and have a Paraboot Authorized Shoe Repair restore life back into them.
  • Yup! we are.
Thank you so much for this extremely thoughtful response. Indeed the Michaels are traveling and feeling much better now, and I hope others in the future find your tips above and worry less than I did! Cheers
 

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