Posted by: Irene | 2009/06/12

Wearing size 5 but have to buy size 6

Please help..I have short broad feet which result in a size 5 normally not fiiting infront on the side but a size 6 being too big...if I buy size 5 it hurt my feet but size 6 is too big in the back.Can you reci\ommend a type of innersole that I can use that wud prevent my feet from slippin and leaving the gap in the back....I dont knw what to do..i wear mostly high heels..thank you.

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Dear Irene

You have quite a common problem, there are almost no width sizes available in South Africa. The problem with wearing a high heel shoe that is too big is that your foot will slip forward in the shoe, making a gap in the back and cramming your toes together in the front. This a problem I come across regularly in my practice and have as of yet not found a solution. Insoles will work in a flat shoe but not in a high heel. Sorry but my advice is to avoid high heels. There is a real risk of developing long term problems if you persisit with the wrong shoe.


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