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What to do about a shoe that is too wide

durstgt

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I picked up some secondhand John Lobbs today, and they may be a tad too wide. It may just be that I'm not used to derbys though. I could probably slip the shoe off with the laces tied if I wanted to, however when I walk around they don't seem to slip much. They just seem a bit wider than I'm used to and I wonder if there's anything I can put in them to tighten up the fit (particularly near the ball of my foot). If there's nothing I can do they'll go to the bay or B&S.

This has likely already been covered, but I couldn't find it when I searched.

Thanks.
 

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Tongue pad.
 

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This may sound funny but it has worked for me...Get a Dr. Scholls food insert (or any other brand), the kind that is one size fits all, and you cut to size. The double thickness one works best. Cut it about two inches too large...you may have to recut it several times until the fit is correct, but start at two inches. Put it in the shoe and insert your foot. Your foot will press the pad down and fill the space so that your foot fits higher up into the shoe. If it feels like too much padding the first time, just recut, until it's comfortable. For a few bucks it's worth a try and if you hate it you can still sell them...Good luck.
 

cmacey

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Originally Posted by durstgt
I picked up some secondhand John Lobbs today, and they may be a tad too wide. It may just be that I'm not used to derbys though. I could probably slip the shoe off with the laces tied if I wanted to, however when I walk around they don't seem to slip much. They just seem a bit wider than I'm used to and I wonder if there's anything I can put in them to tighten up the fit (particularly near the ball of my foot). If there's nothing I can do they'll go to the bay or B&S.

This has likely already been covered, but I couldn't find it when I searched.

Thanks.


If the shoe is that large, you are best served by selling them. Can't be good for the feet...If you are resolved to keep them, maybe a thicker pair of socks.
 

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