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Putting heel liners in testoni shoes


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Jun 10, 2006
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So, I was very lucky to have picked up an absolutely stunning pair of testoni blue/tan suede loafers at off 5th today for $87, marked down from $575. They are rubber soled, and thus excellent for a casual walking shoe. They were a half size below what I normally wear, 8.5, but I wasn't wearing socks today, so when I tried them on, they were a tiny bit loose. However, I figured that once I put on socks, they would fit snugly. This is mostly true, except that they slip a little on my heel. If I went down a half size, the shoes would be too small- my question is, would it be utterly awful if I put some Dr. Scholls heel liners in the shoes? They have adhesive, and thus would permanent- however, I am not looking to ever sell them or return them. They would also prevent blisters should I decide to go sockless. Is it a ridiculous idea to try to modify in any way a pair of shoes like these?


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Jan 24, 2005
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Do it. I've used tongue pads and/or heel pads in loafers to improve the fit and, if you need to, you can actually remove them. The cost of removal is some adhesive left behind that causes your sock to stick to the shoe until the adhesive wears off.

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