Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Oyaji, Feb 20, 2010.
My First pair.....
Have none of you read my posts for the past 2 years?
I have it, the 'HARD One' for Suede right now..more incoming.
I have no certain answers. But the first thing I would do is buy a pair of thick cotton socks. Soft cotton socks.
Then I would buy a pair of shoes that fit with those socks on. Snug but not too snug.
Stop wearing thin nylon or synthetic socks.
Socks can make a big difference, not only in the fit but in the amount of moisture that is held against the skin.
Another thing I would do is powder your feet with unscented, talc based baby powder (some BP is made of cornstarch).
If none of that helps I would see a doctor. Open sores like that can get infected quickly and cause serious problems.
They already have.
I remember years ago I had an itch on the side of my foot and it would get worse with heat. I put up with it for like one year. I worked in the airlines so 'nuff said where my feet would have been = in a thousand bathtubs. Eventually I just took myself to a foot doctor. Problem identified (fungus) and tablets and topical cream (Lamasil from memory). Went away never re-appeared. You need to get serious.
I had a friend in college that felt exactly the same way about bareback lovin'.
Needless to say, he is no longer with us.
Isshi, now you've really made my day
Surprised at this. I would have thought that (thin) wool socks would be preferred, due to their better wicking (like) properties?
Cotton wicks quite well. But wool is probably fine. I wear a lot of wool and I just like cotton socks better. Personal preference.
That said, I was shopping for socks yesterday and while I don't put much energy into buying socks, I didn't see a single pair in wool. Cotton, acrylics, dacron, polyester, etc., even bamboo. But no wool.
One other thought...some folks are allergic to chrome salts...which can leech out of the leather in wet, warm conditions. Rashes and open sores can result. I've not dealt with a lot of people with chrome allergies but it's not all that uncommon.
Again a heavier sock would help and making sure the shoemaker uses veg tanned linings, if nothing else..
Finding good, thin wool socks can be a hassle, but they make up for it with great shoe 'climate'. IME. Something like these.
I don't wear nylon or synthetic socks. All of my socks are cotton, or wool pantharella. I hate the look of thick socks with a suit.
I have been getting sores like this for probably about 10 years, they come and go and never have been a huge problem for me.
Say no more...
That said, ask yourself if open sores are a common condition for a healthy individual.
Honest question -- are you sure your shoes fit you? You shouldn't have to deal with that and the fact that it's happening on multiple places on your foot seems like maybe it's a fit issue. Sorry for the stupid question but what you just posted aint right.
I mean, I don't know? I would assume they fit me just as well as anybody else buying a RTW shoe and settling on a size.
I should also probably mention that I walk a lot in dress shoes. A lot of people put on dress shoes and shuffle around in an office and do most of their time sitting. Those photos above (the heel) happened after I walked about 5 miles on a rainy, muggy day. The toe was a different pair of shoes, but walking probably about 7 miles.
If I were to be going from a car to an office my feet wouldn't feel a thing, it is only after miles that this happens with different atmospheric pressures. One thing that I feel is a benefit to me is that the soles on my feet never hurt, ever. I could walk and walk and walk and they are always fine. It is just little pressures over time on the tops and back that cause issues. I really think the toe thing has to do with my giant instep and arch, my instep pushes against the vamp in just about all RTW shoes.
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