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Your experience with suede loafers streching after a few wears?


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Nov 28, 2009
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I purchases a pair of suede AS loafers in a 11.5 EX UK. They were at a very good price in my opinion. They were listed as being on the narrower side of the UK E width. As the UK E = the US D I don't find the shoes on the narrower side of the US D. On the contrary I find them to be on the wider side of the US D. I'm usually a 12D US. The length of the shoe appears to be spot on. The width is about a 1/2 size too wide. I feel that loafer should fit as snug as comfortably acceptable.

On these shoes I inserted foam inserts which tightened the width a little. My left foot fits better than the right with the inserts installed as my left foot is a tad bit larger/wider than the right. Each shoe has a little heel slippage (left less than right).

Finally to my questions:

Can I contribute some of the slippage to the soles not being broken in?

Will my suede shoes stretch significantly in your experience?

Has anyone had a cobbler permanently install inserts successfully (if so, of what material)?

I just don't want the loafer flopping around on my feet.

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