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and the plight of an Aussie shoe lover

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The length; My toe doesn come to the end of the shoe so I possibly could size down to 11 photo

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Toe room means nothing, as long as you have enough of it. Though it might mean you just don like the look of the last and just shouldn buy that style of shoe. When you are putting all of your shoes side by side, you are comparing the overall length of the shoe, which is wrong. I can stress enough how many people do this. I also can stress enough how much people need to not do this. A lot of canada goose outlet trillium parka black people canada goose outlet usa say canada goose outlet washington dc “these shoes are too long, look how much room is in front of my toes” and then size down. What sizing down will do is put the ball of your foot in canada goose outlet winnipeg front of the flex canada goose outlet jackets point of the shoe, and each step will drive your toes into the front of the box (yes, sizing down will actually make it feel like your foot is moving around inside the shoe more).

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canada goose store I remember you saying something about the flex point a while ago and from what you said, I think the size of these are bang on for length and width. It now an issue of me not liking how the shoes look. canada goose store

canada goose coats on sale The picture with the other shoes was just to demonstrate why I was feeling they looked too big. It wasn about me thinking my shoes were sized too long. canada goose coats on sale

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