Decollete advice needed, is it the pitch? Keep or return?

hydrohoki

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Hey all,

I've read a LOT of threads on the decollete fit and breaking them in. I just got a pair, I love the look. However, they hurt. Ok ok that's normal, I just need to break them in right?

So my question is, if I size up half a size (I ordered TTS) that won't change the pitch right? The toe box is a bit tight but the heels slip slightly(I have very narrow heels and feet in general). I think the pitch is upsetting my tendinitis in my right foot. Simples don't seem to cause chaos as badly. Then again there are a few other things in my life that could be upsetting my foot, but if I want to return I need to do it in the next 2 weeks. *sigh*

I love the shoes and there isn't much out there like it (I'm not a platform girl)... what should I do?

Thank you.
 

crazzee_shopper

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My decolletes are a half size up and they are tight. I wished I had gone a full size up. I probably won't do TTS bc I don't think my toes can take it.
 

rilokiley

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It sounds like you got the right size, so I would not size up. Your feet are already slipping a little, and 1/2 size up won't change the pitch.

I would keep them. They are stunning shoes, and the Decollete style is one of CL's best, IMO. Be patient, stretch out the toebox a little, wear them around the house, and I think they'll be good to go in no time :flowers:
 

crazzee_shopper

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ooh. Sorry I didn't catch the heel slippage comment.

If that's the case. Go with rilo's comment. 1/2 size up was a perfect fit for me but I don't have narrow feet. Regardless, I love my decolletes.

There are threads on how to stretch toebox. HTH!
 

hydrohoki

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I figure the toeboxx issue can be fixed, I guess the tendonitis is my main concern. Anyone dealt with it? It flared up months ago while on a long run (went to the doc back then) and still hurts from time to time, I don't want to be limping again. Limping isn't sexy.
 

rilokiley

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^ I haven't dealt with tendonitis, but maybe you can put in some kind of Dr. Scholl's arch support thing to give you more support/cushion? That may help make the pitch feel less steep, too.
 

PyAri

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I've been having the same problem since last October. My symptoms are the same as yours, tight toe box and heel slippage. I thought they weren't working because of the tight toe box, so I bought a shoe stretcher. Now the toe box is comfortable, but the problem is still there. The only thing I can think is the pitch, it feels so high, higher than any of my other 100mm CLs. It's weird. If I were you, I'd try them for a few more days and if they still don't work, return them. I wish I still could.
 

Noegirl05

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DO the blow dryer trick I told you about right where its tight it will stretch then maybe put a gel sole or heel pads! You should be good to go... Decolletes are one of those pair we love to hate and hate to love!!! So sexy though!
 

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I sized up 1 whole size with my first pair of decollettes and they were a pain in the arse at first. They were so tight and hurt real bad but I kept wearing them and now they've stretched where I needed to put heel grips in them. Do what the other ladies advised, sock/blow dryer trick, wear them around the house. I think they're one of the sexiest silhouettes by CL himself.
 

justkell

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I sized up 1/2 a size from my VP size. The toe box was so extremely tight, I'm like how am I gonna be able to wear these???? But after doing the thick sock trick for a few hours a night for about a week, the toe box stretched considerably and after a few wears it stretched even more. Now they're pretty darn comfortable. Stick with it if it's the toe box tightness that really bothers you. They will stretch!