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    How to "fix" shoes that are too big?

    Ugh .. I got these shoes a half size too big and didn't realize it until I wore them out and about (so I can't return them). Does anyone have tips on ways I can make them fit?

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    Stuff a handkerchief in the toe.

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    Hi-
    The choices I can think of are:
    1. thick socks
    2. those sole inserts you can get at any discount store, they'll make the shoe feel a little snugger
    3. adhesive heel strips to stick in the heel area to keep heel from slipping as much

    You have my sympathy- I have a lot of trouble finding shoes that fit!

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    Dreamer's second suggestion is a good one. I worked in shoe stores for several years; they have these foam half insoles that slide under the front part of your insole and help to snug the shoe up. Most places will give you them for free; try the store where you bought these from.
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    I've used both the sole inserts and the heel strips with good success. The heel strips are what I use most often.

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    Thanks for the ideas y'all!

    So far, I've tried the heel strips (too small), thick socks (it works all right, but is a nuisance b/c I only own one pair of thick socks), and the foot inserts.

    The foot inserts worked the best (I tried it with a pair I had in some running shoes), but they push my heel really high up in the shoe. So tomorrow I'll head out in search of a brand with a "deeper" heel, if that makes sense.


    Thanks again, I'll check back if I find a pair of inserts that works.

    Ashley
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