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Shoe rubbing ankle

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Papa Doble, May 10, 2011.

  1. Papa Doble

    Papa Doble Senior member

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    I purchased a pair of 11 E AE Park Avenues and was having some issues with creasing causing pain. I recently tried a pair of 11.5 D AE Strands (I also tried 12 Ds and 11.5 Es, both were too big in different ways) and they seemed to fit perfectly, with the creasing pain problem completely gone. I decided to play it safe and try them on on the carpet a few more times to be sure, and I discovered that my ankle makes contact with the side of the shoe when I step down, especially if I don't walk in a straight line. It doesn't bother me too much walking around the house, but I worry that throughout an entire day it could be annoying. Is this a breaking in problem (I don't see how it could be), or should I find another shoe that dips lower in that area to accommodate my ankle bone? I hate to entertain that option since I love the shoes, but I don't want raw ankles. [​IMG]
     


  2. westinghouse

    westinghouse Senior member

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    I have the same problem. Return the shoes.
     


  3. ShoesYouCanUse

    ShoesYouCanUse Well-Known Member

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    I agree. Return the shoes. If this is an issue with other shoes that you wear you may want to consider custom shoes.

    Best regards,
     


  4. pebblegrain

    pebblegrain Senior member

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    they are too big, and yes it will cause blisters/bleeding if you wore it all day
     


  5. Papa Doble

    Papa Doble Senior member

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    I have the same problem. Return the shoes.

    Any more specifics on your problem? Shoes that had the problem, and shoes you've found since that didn't?

    I agree. Return the shoes. If this is an issue with other shoes that you wear you may want to consider custom shoes.

    Best regards,


    It's never been an issue before, but these shoes are my first real pair of dress shoes. The structure of my other dress shoes is much less rigid, and the leather is more flimsy, so they don't really compare.

    they are too big, and yes it will cause blisters/bleeding if you wore it all day

    So, I've tried:

    11 E - only problem was the crease, which was due to either the shoe being too tight/narrow in the ball, or the placement of the crease, or a combination, and I didn't notice ankle problem at the time
    11.5 E - length was okay, no crease problem, but way too roomy, and I didn't notice ankle problem at the time
    12 D - width was okay, no crease problem, but my heel slipped, and no ankle problem
    11.5 D - shoe fits like a glove (no crease or heel slip issues, feels like just the right amount of room in the front) with the exception of this ankle problem

    I should note that I tried putting some folded paper towels below my heel just to make sure that was really what was going on, and sure enough that worked. That doesn't really help me, but I thought I'd mention it.

    Would a different last be worth considering, or would that not matter?
     


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  7. Nick V.

    Nick V. Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Insert a heel cushion.
    It will raise your heel slightly creating some space at the effected area.
     


  8. dan'l

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    I have the same problem. Return the shoes.

    +1

    I also have the same issue and it can be difficult to find shoes. Very often I see a pair of shoes that I like, only to find the bones of my ankle making contact with the side of the shoe. Return them; it just isn't worth the discomfort.
     


  9. Papa Doble

    Papa Doble Senior member

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    +1

    I also have the same issue and it can be difficult to find shoes. Very often I see a pair of shoes that I like, only to find the bones of my ankle making contact with the side of the shoe. Return them; it just isn't worth the discomfort.


    So have you generally found that this is due to the particular model of shoe, and that different sizes of the model do not alleviate the problem? If so, are there particular brands or shoes that have worked well for you? Thanks.
     


  10. westinghouse

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    It's not just the bone; I have a raised blood vessel under my right ankle which hurts like hell with certain shoes. Funny thing is...it only happens with cheaper shoes.
     


  11. dan'l

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    So have you generally found that this is due to the particular model of shoe, and that different sizes of the model do not alleviate the problem? If so, are there particular brands or shoes that have worked well for you? Thanks.

    Yes, in general is it a particular model. I can't imagine that different sizes would help, since enough "ankle clearance" could lead to other issues, such as ankle slippage when walking.

    There is no special brand of shoe that I focus on. If I see something I like, I try it on. But I am very attentive to "ankle strike" and do my best not to let the euphoria of buying new shoes mask potential problems!
     


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    Insert a heel cushion.
    It will raise your heel slightly creating some space at the effected area.


    +1 i had a pair of shoes that tore my feet to shreds, after i put these beauties in they became really comfortable!
     


  13. Papa Doble

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    It turns out that it was the particular pair of Strands that I got. I tried on another pair of 11.5 D Strands, and also Park Avenues, and they both didn't give me this problem. Go figure.
     


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    they are too big, and yes it will cause blisters/bleeding if you wore it all day

    and it will hurt like a damn MFer
     


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