I know these look good but holy crap my feet hurt every time I have to wear them for more than an hour.

I know these look good but holy crap my feet hurt every time I have to wear them for more than an hour. Why don’t shoe makers make classy shoes with wide toe boxes?

38 thoughts on “I know these look good but holy crap my feet hurt every time I have to wear them for more than an hour.

  1. Anonymous says:

    it can be hard if you’ve got weird feet. i wear derbies and oxfords very frequently for work and decided to get made to order shoes. it’s been a life saver since i’m pretty sure i was about to get bunions wearing cheap off-the-shelf shoes.

  2. Anonymous says:

    one the one hand, some discomfort is to be expected at first as the leather stretches to accomodate you.

    on the other hand, you have to be picky about last shape, that is the form they make the shoes on.

    • Anonymous says:

      https://i.imgur.com/9qDvV3G.jpg

      I know these look good but holy crap my feet hurt every time I have to wear them for more than an hour. Why don’t shoe makers make classy shoes with wide toe boxes?

      This. Lasts. However he’s wrong in that the leather will stretch. 99% of makers use a thermoplastic to make the toebox hard, rather than the traditional double leather that has *some give to it.
      Euro and UK brands generally have one style that corresponds to one last. The americans were more liberal in that you could have almost any model in a whole slew of different lasts. Made for some ugly shoes tbh. Look to Alden, as overpriced as they are, and see if you can get something in the Barrie last.
      If you’re like me you need the trubalance, which is a far comfy blob but you won’t have to compress your toe bones in order to fit into them.

  3. Anonymous says:

    If the shoe squeezes your pinky toe when you first put it on, it will never be comfortable.
    Get the right size/width and your feet won’t hurt

  4. Anonymous says:

    I wear dress shoes made by TLB which goes up to H width on all their lasts.
    Very comfy and still elegant because their heels and waists are narrow, overall a solid fit and top notch construction quality for the price.
    I go double sole on their low profile rubber sole for extra comfort too.

    The only thing TLB doesn’t have compared to brands that cost 2-3x as much is leather quality. It’s full grain calfskin from some of the best tanneries in the world but it’s not quite THE best.
    For example they use black boxcalf from annonay in France, whereas if you go to someone like Mecciarello he’ll use vintage German boxcalf dated back to the 1990’s, made using tanning agents that were later made illegal in the EU. So you know it’s the good stuff.
    But Mec is 4 digits for a pair of shoes.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Get the right size then. One of my pairs of shoes are a size smaller and the left one hurt by foot until I stretched them with heat, thick socks and low-quality fake shoe trees, now they fit like a glove (shoe?). They are not meant to be comfortable like running shoes, but shouldn’t feel like an iron maiden around your foot either if they fit.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Try jeffery west, i’m a wide foot but they just fit right, some of the shoes cater to the alternative but I highly recommend

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