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Removing Allen Edmonds Poron Insole


Feb 28, 2013
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I got a factory second brooks brothers AE strand a few ago, but I am having difficulty with the fit. I am a 9.5D in the normal AE Strand, but the BB version has a squishy, foam insole (made out of a material called poron I think) that raises my foot ever so slightly, especially the top of my arch. This makes it difficult to tightly tie the shoe. Even when I tightly tie the shoe, my heel slips when I walk. I simply think my foot needs to sit slightly "lower" in the shoe, as it does with the basic insole in the normal AE strand.

Thus, I am wondering if the poron insole can be removed, or replaced with a normal AE cork footbed. I looked underneath the BB footbed and I can see the 1/4" of foam, but it appears to be glued down. Does anyone have experience with removing/replacing this poron insole? Thanks!

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