These shoes may be made for walking, but are they made for duck walking?
October 26, 2011 5:55 AM Subscribe
What is an acceptable level of gape for a pair of flats?
posted by Mrs. Rattery to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (8 answers total)
I just bought these shoes
I bought a 9, though I often end up with 8.5s these days (vanity sizing, I suppose). Anyway, I tried the 8.5s, but they were quite tight. The 9s were great -- fit my toes comfortably and did not slip in the heel!
All good, right?
The thing is, I find that the 9s gape in the sides when I walk and I don't know if I want to keep them. For some reason, gaping is a major pet peeve of mine. I usually end up going a size smaller to avoid this problem, but then I am inevitably crippled by my too-small flats. But with a flat like this, should I just expect some gaping? Is that just a necessary consequence of a shoe like this?
Advice is most welcome.