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« on: February 24, 2012, 09:33:11 AM »

Hi

Is there a simple and reliable way of shortening the toe pockets on VFFs?

I've had a search through the forum, but can't find anything but references to this or lengthening toes. Maybe I'm being rubbish at searching so sorry if this has been covered before!

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« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2012, 07:40:53 PM »

You know I have not heard about poeple wanting to shorten the toes before.  So I don't think it has really been discussed.  There are several things that come to mind.  First is wear thicker Toe Socks.  I have some (http://www.sockdreams.com/products/brand/toetoe/terry-loop-wool-walkers-socks) that are quite thick.  They might take up some of the toe space but not much more then a few millimeters.  If you need more you can try stuffing tissues, cotton balls, or crumpled bits of paper in the toe pockets.  This would take up some of the space at the end.  There is no real way to physically shorten the shoes.  That would require major surgery to the shoe and would probably not be worth it. 
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« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2012, 05:52:44 PM »

Yeah I guess I just have unusual feet, my toes have a very pronounced downward curve. You're probably right that it's not worth the risk of surgery though  Tongue
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« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2012, 06:44:32 PM »

Yeah I guess I just have unusual feet, my toes have a very pronounced downward curve. You're probably right that it's not worth the risk of surgery though  Tongue

That will change with continued barefoot activities.  When I first got my vibrams in August I had significant downward curve and slight hammer toe.  Now my toes lay nearly flat.
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