High Instep Advice

Reviewed by Blue Flax from Northern Rockies on Friday, October 14, 2016
As a two-year recovering Dansko addict, I have turned with enthusiasm to Keen for my moderately wide(C- width) feet with very high insteps. I have come to expect Keens to be immediately wearable. The Mora Button Shoes proved otherwise. I liked the shoes immediately on opening the box. I have needed an everyday bump-a-round shoe, so when these arrived and I realized my instep was an issue, I was disappointed and undecided: return immediately or fiddle around with them and maybe regret it. To initially get the shoe on, I needed a butter knife to gently get the shoe over the instep since the shoe leather "rolled" and "curled" a bit over the top of the foot. Insole removal was the quickest solution, right? Pull it out and insert a Super Feet insole from my hiking boots, thereby lowering the foot for the sake of the high instep. But the factory insole was securely fastened, and to remove it was to make a serious commitment i.e. to "marry" the darn shoes. So, I spent the day in a thinner sock than I normally wear and wore the shoes inside. Ignoring some discomfort over the left foot, I guess I will keep them, (despite my distaste in "breaking in" a shoe) since my ace in the hole is to visit my local cobbler who routinely has stretched my shoes for a week i.e. another $20.00. Hopefully, these will be standard go-to shoes eventually. But if you don't have time or money to invest it the high-instep adjustments, skip this shoe.I am a Dansko 38, Keen Size 8 by the way.It's about the darn instep.
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