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Old 10-13-2013, 09:01 PM
 
Location: Wicker Park, Chicago
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95% of my shoes collection is thrift store buys, so most of them are not a custom perfect fit. Some are a little tight, while other have slop. I went shopping in a 3" heel that had slop and then I got blisters and sore feet from my feet slopping around. Will try my perfect fit shoes next, a good rare find! But I have an awesome Ann Klein heel that would have cost $70 new, got it thrift for maybe $3 but it's a slightly tight fit that would hurt me the more I walk in it.

So is a perfect fit a must, so you get no aching feet? Slop and a bit tight hurts!
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Old 10-13-2013, 10:27 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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You can buy cushions and adhesive pads to put into shoes to make them comfortable. I noticed that the Dollar Tree had a good assortment, maybe that would help.
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Old 10-14-2013, 06:12 AM
 
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At Payless I purchased an adhesive pad that goes in the back of the shoe, it made pair go from unwearable to wearable for 2 bucks.
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Old 10-14-2013, 06:43 AM
 
Location: Kansas City, MO
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95% of my shoes collection is thrift store buys, so most of them are not a custom perfect fit. Some are a little tight, while other have slop. I went shopping in a 3" heel that had slop and then I got blisters and sore feet from my feet slopping around. Will try my perfect fit shoes next, a good rare find! But I have an awesome Ann Klein heel that would have cost $70 new, got it thrift for maybe $3 but it's a slightly tight fit that would hurt me the more I walk in it.

So is a perfect fit a must, so you get no aching feet? Slop and a bit tight hurts!
Why do you want to wear high heels so bad?
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Old 10-14-2013, 06:43 AM
 
Location: USA
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95% of my shoes collection is thrift store buys, so most of them are not a custom perfect fit. Some are a little tight, while other have slop. I went shopping in a 3" heel that had slop and then I got blisters and sore feet from my feet slopping around. Will try my perfect fit shoes next, a good rare find! But I have an awesome Ann Klein heel that would have cost $70 new, got it thrift for maybe $3 but it's a slightly tight fit that would hurt me the more I walk in it.

So is a perfect fit a must, so you get no aching feet? Slop and a bit tight hurts!
Slop? What do you mean by the word slop? All I know is it is goop one steps in if it rains and mixes with dirt OR if one is a pig farmer and slops the pigs. Please tell.
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Old 10-14-2013, 06:58 AM
 
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Slop? What do you mean by the word slop? All I know is it is goop one steps in if it rains and mixes with dirt OR if one is a pig farmer and slops the pigs. Please tell.
I think she is saying they flop around on her feet, fit too loose.

As for those insole, I have found that they really don't help. I tried the Dr Scholl's ones for hig heels and they made my shoes fit too tight (even though they are very thin) and didn't make them more comfortable.

If you are doing a ton of walking or standing, ALL high heels will hurt eventually. They just put pressure on your feet that way.
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Old 10-14-2013, 07:20 AM
 
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Do not buy tight shoes...at any price.
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Old 10-14-2013, 07:42 AM
 
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If a shoe is too large, the foam insoles will help to make them fit better, so you don't "slop" around in them. If a shoe is too tight, get rid of it.

I wore high heels for most of my working life and only ever had one pair that hurt. The problem with buying shoes in thrift shops is the shoe has shaped itself to someone else's unique foot structure.
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Old 10-14-2013, 07:55 AM
 
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95% of my shoes collection is thrift store buys, so most of them are not a custom perfect fit. Some are a little tight, while other have slop. I went shopping in a 3" heel that had slop and then I got blisters and sore feet from my feet slopping around. Will try my perfect fit shoes next, a good rare find! But I have an awesome Ann Klein heel that would have cost $70 new, got it thrift for maybe $3 but it's a slightly tight fit that would hurt me the more I walk in it.

So is a perfect fit a must, so you get no aching feet? Slop and a bit tight hurts!
ANY high heel will hurt if you wear it long enough. Shopping is not an activity for high heels. Even the most perfect fitting, comfortable, well-made heel will hurt if you try to shop in it. And it's not just the fit- some heels are more comfortable than others. I have some Aerosoles, which are the most comfortable high heel you can get, that are fine for about three hours of continuous standing/walking, but that's the absolute max. Other heels are good from 2 hours to ten minutes, depending. In general, a round toe is more comfortable because it doesn't pinch your toes, and a shoe with a lot of padding near the ball of the foot (like Aerosoles or Soft Steps or one of those) will not hurt as quickly as one that is hard on the bottom. A shoe that feels at all tight when you put it on - especially that crunches your toes - will quickly become unbearable regardless of anything else.

The exceptions are the cloggy comfort heels, like Dansko or Jambu, which are comfortable all day but unfortunately don't have the look you are probably going for.
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Old 10-14-2013, 11:09 AM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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If it is just a tiny bit too tight, you can stretch them. Wear them about the house with a pair of athletic socks, or stuff a pair of socks in the toe overnight or 24 hours. It will probably do the trick! You can also take then to a show repair place for stretching.
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