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Why does new shoe make "whooshing" sound with each step?

Robokop

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Just returned home with a pair of heavily-discounted Ferragamos; the "Fantino" model, to be exact. As I walk around in the quiet of my own home I notice each shoe makes a "whoosh" and I can feel air being drawn over my feet, inside the shoe.

Did I buy a size too big or is there a flaw with the pair?

I appreciate your contributions.
 

cmd06

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Wear thicker socks. There is a pocket of air between your heel and the insole every time your foot lifts. That's what makes the sound.
 

joel_954

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The sole may be stiff and rigid. It may flex more with wear.
 

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Nike really revolutionalized those Cole Haans with Air technology.
 

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Still waiting for funnier posts, though these have been good.
 

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that is the sound of machismo. keep it up.
 

Robokop

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I appreciate the helpful responses; the rest of you can die in a car fire.

Just kidding.
 

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i'm assuming trapped air or too much room in your shoes. i feel like a properly fitting shoe wouldn't have this problem? you could put inserts in if it's too big.
 

Tokyo Slim

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Could be worse, the sandals I was issued in jail squeaked like a goddamn dog toy. You know how embarrassing it is, your first night in, to squeak squeak squeak down the hallway while everyone watches you?
 

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Originally Posted by Tokyo Slim
Could be worse, the sandals I was issued in jail squeaked like a goddamn dog toy. You know how embarrassing it is, your first night in, to squeak squeak squeak down the hallway while everyone watches you?

Not likely as embarrassing as the first time your cellmate pulled down your pants.
 

Tokyo Slim

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Originally Posted by Robokop
Not likely as embarrassing as the first time your cellmate pulled down your pants.

No, actually that wasn't embarrassing at all.
 

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