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Shoe question - one foot longer than the other?

randomax

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Similar to a lot of other people, my feet are not the same size and this makes it very difficult to decide which size shoes to buy. Should I buy shoes such that the shorter foot fits properly and hope that shoe trees will stretch the other one out a bit or should I fit the longer foot?
Anybody have similar issues? Currently I fit the longer foot since I don't want to torcher my toes in case the shoe doesn't stretch.
 

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Torture.

When I go for the fit of the larger foot, I wear a Wigwam ankle sock on the smaller foot to compensate.
 

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I get shoes that fit my stronger foot
 

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Originally Posted by gdl203
I get shoes that fit my stronger foot
me 2. the other issue i have is that my larger foot also pronates worse than my smaller foot. so i buy a pair of shoes to fit that foot and my other foot just has to deal
 

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Originally Posted by HRoi
me 2. the other issue i have is that my larger foot also pronates worse than my smaller foot. so i buy a pair of shoes to fit that foot and my other foot just has to deal
Same here.
 

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If finances permit I suggest you order MTO shoes...then each foot can be accommodated and you won't be stuck with a one size fits all
 

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Originally Posted by randomax
Similar to a lot of other people, my feet are not the same size and this makes it very difficult to decide which size shoes to buy.

How much difference are we talking about? FYI, Nordstrom has a policy, if your feet are at least a size-and-a-half different, of selling you the right sized shoe for each foot, at the cost of a single pair.
 

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fitting the larger foot is standard shoe sales/cobbler procedure
 

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Originally Posted by Tarmac
fitting the larger foot is standard shoe sales/cobbler procedure

That's what I've been told, and it makes sense.
 

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Originally Posted by randomax
Similar to a lot of other people, my feet are not the same size and this makes it very difficult to decide which size shoes to buy. Should I buy shoes such that the shorter foot fits properly and hope that shoe trees will stretch the other one out a bit or should I fit the longer foot?
Anybody have similar issues? Currently I fit the longer foot since I don't want to torcher my toes in case the shoe doesn't stretch.


My feet are both size 8uk but the right has more width/girth. I learned that buying wide fits or 8 1/2s for ther bigger foot just meant BOTH feet ended up too floppy over time. So i just put up with tightness and wear shoes round the house until they stretch in a little. I'm only talking a fairly modest difference, though - perhaps not the best strategy if it was a bigger.
 

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I just bought a pair of lovely suede brogue oxfords on sale for no money but due to my left foot being a bit shorter and wider the left shoe doesn't really fit. Sure I can put it on but it's snug, really snug. So, can I somehow widen the shoe a bit with, say, a larger sized tree? I need the shoe to fit!
 

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Originally Posted by Patrician
I just bought a pair of lovely suede brogue oxfords on sale for no money but due to my left foot being a bit shorter and wider the left shoe doesn't really fit. Sure I can put it on but it's snug, really snug. So, can I somehow widen the shoe a bit with, say, a larger sized tree? I need the shoe to fit!

You can buy stretching spray, alternatively the local cobbler should do it fairly cheaply.
 

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Originally Posted by Tarmac
fitting the larger foot is standard shoe sales/cobbler procedure

Do you know how the cobbler adjusts the shoe?

Impressive that Nordstrom has the policy. unfortunately, I think the sizing difference is atmost one in my case.

I have thought of wearing an additional sock but haven't done so yet. Probably the easiest solution.

Thanks for the suggestions.
 

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A small insole or tongue pad should mitigate that. One full size is a big difference - would be surprising
 

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