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My feet have shrunk. :(


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#1 Feral-Lausii

Posted 10 February 2013 - 04:38 PM

I finally splurged about 7 weeks ago and bought new asics. I love them. But I have noticed the past few days my feet seem to be slipping out of the back when jogging. I cannot afford another pair for quite a few weeks. I did google this and it seems common when losing weight to drop a shoe size. (27kg loss)

The question is, would putting them in the dryer shrink them enough to keep them going until I can afford new ones? This weight loss  is costing me so much money. sad.gif

#2 mards

Posted 10 February 2013 - 04:38 PM

ahh no good - what size are they?? - you can sell them on ebay if they are not used much - they seem to ALL sell - or even GUMTREE!

Edited by mards, 10 February 2013 - 04:39 PM.


#3 Feral-Lausii

Posted 10 February 2013 - 04:44 PM

Size 8. I considered selling them, but thought would someone really buy secondhand shoes? Lol, I know I wouldn't. Going off to checkout used shoes.. huh.gif

#4 kidwrangler

Posted 10 February 2013 - 04:44 PM

Congrats on the weight loss. Have you tried changing the lacing pattern of the shoes? Sometimes you can improve the heel grip by changing the lacing. Many gym shoes have the extra holes around the side of the top ideal for tightening around the heel.

Hope that may help? original.gif

#5 Feral-Lausii

Posted 10 February 2013 - 04:51 PM

QUOTE
Hope that may help?


There is a extra hole there at the top that I can use. Going to give that a go see it if helps. Thanks!

#6 Golden oldie

Posted 10 February 2013 - 06:03 PM

Google 'lace lock' and that will show you how to do the laces so they don't slip at the back original.gif


#7 cuddlebud

Posted 10 February 2013 - 07:05 PM

Congrats on the weight loss - what about getting a smaller pair from os. There was just a thread about east bay.com

#8 ~Bean~

Posted 10 February 2013 - 08:09 PM

or popping in a pair of insoles to help, and use the lock lace?

#9 beaglebaby

Posted 10 February 2013 - 11:50 PM

Wear 2 pairs of socks, it stops blisters as well as stopping the shoes slipping.  I also had to go up half a size when I got orthotics - so any kind of innersole would help I'd think.

Well done on the weightloss:)

#10 loubee

Posted 11 February 2013 - 12:19 AM

I'm another for the lock lace, will stop slipping. You could look at a pair of Thorlo or other padded socks too.
Be careful with adding an inner sole as it can change the support the shoes are giving you leading to injuries.
Well done.

Edited by loubee, 11 February 2013 - 12:20 AM.


#11 Feral-Lausii

Posted 12 February 2013 - 08:47 AM

Thank you everyone! I did the locklace thing and bought some new socks as the other ones are a bit thin. Made a big difference last night, so hopefully will get a few more months out of them.  original.gif

#12 Therese

Posted 12 February 2013 - 08:53 AM

I was going to suggest insoles as well but I'm glad you have made it so they fit again now original.gif




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