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Old 09-23-2009, 09:49 PM
 
Location: Leaving fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada
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I have narrow heels, so that some shoes come off my feet when I walk. I've used those gel heel pads that go in the back of heels and they help some. I don't think they will work in my tennis shoes though, so I would like to find some really good socks that might help with the problem.

Any suggestions?
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Old 09-24-2009, 06:45 PM
 
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I would suggest trying after-market insoles like Superfeet. They tend to make the heel fit a little tighter. If the shoes don't fit, socks really won't help the problem. However, the BEST socks are a good merino blend. I'm partial to Smartwool. They make them in everything from thin dress socks to super-thick hiking socks. They last forever, keep your feet dry and odor-free also.

If you have an REI or a local camping/outdoor shop they will have these brands. Also, these places may be able to fit you for better shoes.

Also, check out the link before for a different way of tying your laces. This can work WONDERS for hard-to-fit feet. Lacing this way basically locks the laces in place more, keeps the foot back in the shoe how it should be and is more sturdy. Try Method #1 on the site.

Ian's Shoelace Site - Lock Lacing
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Old 09-24-2009, 07:22 PM
 
Location: Leaving fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada
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Thanks for the tip about the superfeet. I will look for them. I already use the lock lacing method. I must really have a narrow heel....
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Old 09-26-2009, 12:47 PM
 
Location: deep forest...BEARS?
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I have the same problem with the narrow heel and I think I've solved the problem, at last.

In cold weather I just wear wool clogs with the open heel and good socks. In summer I wear sandals. The problem comes with dressy shoes or with flats -- so far I've found a couple of brands that fit the narrow heel. If you are rich, maybe you can afford them. LOL

They are Ecco, Reiker, (and another brand that I can't think of right now) The wool clogs are Stegmann. (sp?) If you know your size you can get them on ebay--I can only afford the used ones but they're affordable and they don't slide off my heel. If you buy from a reputable ebay seller, you can get really nice clean used shoes. (I sort of sterilize them with bleach and set them in the sun too.)
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Old 09-26-2009, 01:19 PM
 
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Try wearing "narrow" shoes. They do come in that. Have your feet measured at a real shoe store and they can tell you what brands to check out for your heel width or get you a pair of narrows.
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