Basically, it's to put something--a piece of leather, or lambswool, or stiff felt--behind the boot tongue before you lace it up.
|No, don't use a kitten!|
What happens then is the heel is pushed back into the heel counter of the boot, and I get a little extra room in the toe.
I experimented and now I use a combination of lambswool and a couple of cheap cosmetic sponges. I want to use a gel lace bite pad, but they appear to be out of stock.
The position I put the pad in is right at the ankle, my coach puts hers a little higher up.
|Yes, it does work!|
It just takes a bit of fiddling
to find the right spon!
I've come to the same conclusion but via a bunga pad produce called a "bunga boot bumper" : http://www.bungapads.com/bunga-boot-bumper-bb-en.html My once slipping heels (particularly in my left boot) are now snug as bugs in a rug. Additionally, if I get the placement just right the bunga boot bumper also holds the drug store tailor's bunion gel thingy in place on the outer side of my right foot. I could enthrall you with a more complete list of my foot and boot conundrums but I think this is sufficient for one comment!ReplyDelete
I'd looked at that, but I needed something else, I ended up using a gel insole for a workboot and just trimming it to fit. The right thickness and the right stiffness--cheap too!Delete
Hmmm, good tip. Might try that in my right boot, although the heel slippage situation has got better since I put some heel cushions in to help with a completely different foot problem.ReplyDelete