Tory Burch Help! - Digging into my back heels!

peace43

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You can bring the shoes to a shoe cobbler and let them stretch the toe box and heel area for several days - you may have to do this at least twice. You can also take a safety pin and poke holes in the elastic portion of the heel. I have two pairs of Revas and even though they are very cute, they are not the most comfortable flats.
 

D Lee

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Thanks guys for your suggestions! I must try some of your tricks suggest here. I really want to acquire more TBs because they're so cute & chic. Now my TBs are comfortable. But I really don't like the scar left on my left heel(where the elastic is) due to the bleeding!
 

luiza

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It happened many times to me also. I wore them despite the pain and blisters because they are very nice and, for me, it worth. I received so many compliments!
And i don't put band-aids, it ruin your look, i prefer to suffer but not people to see my band-aids,
imagine a nice pair of shoes with big band-aids at heel! Look is very bad!
So, my advice is to practice as much as you can.
 

Chromatopelma

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I have a lot of issues with flat shoes cutting up my ankles, it hurts a lot! To avoid this I put microporous tape on the backs of my ankles where I expect the shoes to rub. It tends to stay on just fine, then i only wear them with jeans/trousers until they stretch out a little and I can stop wearing the tape.
 

cheermom09

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Oh my! I almost bought these shoes today and now I'm glad that I didn't. Too bad they take so long to break in because they are really cute!
 

vagabag

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How can a cobbler or nordstroms stretch out the elastic part? I know they have stretchers to make the shoes wider at front but I don't think there's anything to help with the darn awful elastic digging.

peace - can you explain what you mean by poking holes in the elastic? how will that help? thanks!

You can bring the shoes to a shoe cobbler and let them stretch the toe box and heel area for several days - you may have to do this at least twice. You can also take a safety pin and poke holes in the elastic portion of the heel. I have two pairs of Revas and even though they are very cute, they are not the most comfortable flats.
 

ilvoelv

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I can't stand the breaking in/band aid wearing so I always get a 1/2 size up in revas.
 

D Lee

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Although my TB flats made my left ankle bled during the first few wearings, I still think it is worth it. Now they are as comfortable as if you're not wearing shoes!
 
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Hmm I thought I was the only one with this problem : ) The back elastic on my Revas dug so painfully into my heel/achilles tendon area that I thought my foot was going to be paralyzed (bad!). I was all set on returning them, but out of laziness I continued to wear them, and now a few weeks later, the pain has miraculously gone. They definitely stretched out a little, so hopefully Nordstrom can do something for you.
 

lorihmatthews

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They will definitely stretch. In fact, I had a black pair that I wore so much that they stretched out and I could no longer wear them (my feet kept slipping out of the back). So don't go overboard in stretching them!
 

mills

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Hi! (first post but lurking for a while).... my lanvins are doing this too, but I am going to make them work no matter what, so these are great tips
 

ame

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I always buy the huge "knee" bandaids, the fabric ones. I wear them for a while while breaking in new shoes. Doesn't matter what kind of shoes they are, all shoes tear my feet up. I also have to wrap my toes in bandaids, or they get torn up.
 

jackietong

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I have the reva but not the classic one, with the plastic-y logo/emblem, my red ones have the same material for the logo and the shoe itself and I personally think this style is much much comfy than the classic reva.

I'm normally a 9/9.5 but for shoes with elastic bands at the heel, I get a ten since I cant really stand the elastic digging into my heel, my heel does not go all the way to the back of the shoe end it it sometimes looks a bit ackward, like I've borrowed someone elses' shoe. lol but this is how I 'deal' with shoes with elastic along the heels.