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Topline is hurting.

carve

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How can you fix a hurting topline. Its just below the ankle on the side of one of my feet. Its a new shoe so i wonder if its just a matter of breaking them in. I would like to avoid a heel wedge, I some how feel its a pity in nice shoe but i could be wrong.
 

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had the same problem before... curious to see what more experienced users here say. does that mean the shoes just don't fit very well? I remember some C&J loafers I bought on sale years ago hurt like hell and took forever to break in.
 

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Your description is a bit unclear, is the pressure caused sideways or from below? Is it on the outside effecting the ankle bone?

The outside ankle bone is always lower than the inside one. Shoe design should take that into account and have the topline lower on the outside than on the inside. Maybe that particular shoe doesn't do that or maybe your bone is particular low. You've mentioned 'wedge' that means you're already on the right track. You can't lower the top line by just cutting a bit off, it will be a terrible mess. So your foot needs raising. A skilled shoe-repairer can create a leather wedge that will rise from zero to the required height (I presume 2 mm will be sufficient) and glue it underneath the 'sock' (insole lining).
 

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Your description is a bit unclear, is the pressure caused sideways or from below? Is it on the outside effecting the ankle bone?

The outside ankle bone is always lower than the inside one. Shoe design should take that into account and have the topline lower on the outside than on the inside. Maybe that particular shoe doesn't do that or maybe your bone is particular low. You've mentioned 'wedge' that means you're already on the right track. You can't lower the top line by just cutting a bit off, it will be a terrible mess. So your foot needs raising. A skilled shoe-repairer can create a leather wedge that will rise from zero to the required height (I presume 2 mm will be sufficient) and glue it underneath the 'sock' (insole lining).
Pressure is coming from below and it hits just where the bone is sticking out.
 

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Your description is a bit unclear, is the pressure caused sideways or from below? Is it on the outside effecting the ankle bone?

The outside ankle bone is always lower than the inside one. Shoe design should take that into account and have the topline lower on the outside than on the inside. Maybe that particular shoe doesn't do that or maybe your bone is particular low. You've mentioned 'wedge' that means you're already on the right track. You can't lower the top line by just cutting a bit off, it will be a terrible mess. So your foot needs raising. A skilled shoe-repairer can create a leather wedge that will rise from zero to the required height (I presume 2 mm will be sufficient) and glue it underneath the 'sock' (insole lining).
Do you Know if that would compromise the Construction in any way? Is it reccomended with a 700 usd shoe?
Right now im using compeed plaster and with that i can walk without feeling much. I hope it will be enough and that its just a matter of breaking in the shoe.
 

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