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HOW DO I GET PUMPS TO STAY ON MY FEET?????

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HOW DO I GET PUMPS TO STAY ON MY FEET??

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circles1299388543.5717555 PostsRegistered 5/11/2005N.J.

Are you serious??? How about buying the right size....that should do it....

mallrat1299389271.45581 PostsRegistered 7/12/2007

Even in your correct size and style, they can fit in the front but sometimes slide off in the back especially if you have narrow feet. You may have to try highend designer styles if you can afford them. Or try wearing slingbacks. They are more comfortable in the spring/summer months anyway and you can control the tightness of the strap.

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circles1299389970.8717555 PostsRegistered 5/11/2005N.J.

Good answer, mallrat....I didn't even think of the slingback shoe....That was the only kind of heels i could wear in my younger days....

I apologize for my snarky remark..to you...on the Lisa thread...I was out of line...

mother bear1299392981.0033843 PostsRegistered 12/10/2010Puget Sound

super glue

loveour4le­ggedfriends1299395270.5172564 PostsRegistered 6/29/2006
On 3/5/2011 sunshine277 said:

HOW DO I GET PUMPS TO STAY ON MY FEET??

Use Foot Petals - the best!! I bought a pair of Calvin Klein pumps. My regular size, fit was perfect except they kept slipping off the back of my heels. I never had this problem before and I loved the shoes so I Tried Dr. Scholls, the kind you stick on the inside of the heel, did not help at all. Then someone told me about foot petals. I bought the same type (the kind you stick on the inside of your heels) and it worked like magic!! The trick is to put them on as close to the top of the shoe as possible. I bought mine through Amazon.

By the way, are those your shoes with the pink heels? LOVE them!!!!!

marygray1299395651.56747973 PostsRegistered 5/8/2005

Buy the correct size.

Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind. "

yikkies1299395776.187239 PostsRegistered 4/15/2007
On 3/5/2011 sunshine277 said:

HOW DO I GET PUMPS TO STAY ON MY FEET??

duct tape, lol. they even make it in colors now, or so i saw on the news {#emotions_dlg.biggrin}.

Mama Deb1299396150.6972206 PostsRegistered 9/26/2006

I too have this problem with several different types of pumps. My heels are very narrow and I hate having them slip up and down, and yes they are the correct size.

I feel your pain and can relate.

Roseyglow1299417689.551018 PostsRegistered 1/11/2011east coast

{#emotions_dlg.crying} Sounds like you have been wearing the wrong size. yikes! I never had a problem like that. Be careful.{#emotions_dlg.crying}

Rosena

RERUN1299418603.5589 PostsRegistered 7/12/2006East Coast

I have the same problem with flats too. I have a narrow heel & even some sneakers slip in the back.

manny21299419321.4471786 PostsRegistered 3/11/2009
On 3/5/2011 circles said:

Good answer, mallrat....I didn't even think of the slingback shoe....That was the only kind of heels i could wear in my younger days....

I apologize for my snarky remark..to you...on the Lisa thread...I was out of line...

You were out of line with your response to this post to. Maybe you should think before you respond.

Last edited on 3/6/2011

BlueSkies251299419636.72149 PostsRegistered 7/27/2006

I have the same problem, and I do wear the correct size pump. I also wear a narrow.

loveourfourleggedfriend, could you tell me exactly which Foot Petal worked for you? I went to Amazon, and there are many to choose from. Thanks.

BlueSkies25

basketsiam1299423405.037461 PostsRegistered 6/16/2009

I feel for the OP. When I wear any kind of typical shoe, it usually falls off my foot. I literally walk right out of the shoe. It's easy to say "buy the correct size," but to those of us who have narrow feet, finding the correct size has become next to impossible. I used to wear a lot of pumps in the early 90's. I would buy Nine West in a narrow width, but most stores simply do not carry narrows any more.

I have resorted to the following: Dress boots with slacks in the winter, a slide or mule when the temperatures improve. I was fortunate to find one pair of dress pumps at the Bass Outlet that I can wear without the shoe falling off my foot, but I have to wear them with rather thick tights. A sling-back pump would work also. It's an on-going and frustrating battle. Good luck!!!!

happy hous­ewife1299424702.7732094 PostsRegistered 1/4/2007
On 3/5/2011 circles said:

Are you serious??? How about buying the right size....that should do it....

I agree - go to a good shoe store and have them measure your feet.Quit buying shoes from TV and go try them on in the store.

When faced with senseless drama, spiteful criticism or misguided opinions walking away is the best way to defend yourself.To respond with anger is an endorsement of their attitude. -Dodinsky

Charmed~Je­nna1299425599.3920023 PostsRegistered 3/9/2010~RipkaNistaVille~

I have to literally Run in my Heels sometimes...(dogs, mailman packages to get ..LOL etc)

There's these little inserts from Dr. Scholl's... sole expressions...they helped me.

*some of the liners are fancy in the pack*

Don't take away from ur Choo's or Monolos appearance when not on ur foot. LOL

Good luck!!! HTH Kiss

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basketsiam1299426358.23461 PostsRegistered 6/16/2009
On 3/6/2011 retiree said:
On 3/5/2011 circles said:

Are you serious??? How about buying the right size....that should do it....

I agree - go to a good shoe store and have them measure your feet.Quit buying shoes from TV and go try them on in the store.

I can't say for the OP, but I never buy a pair of shoes without trying them on. Buying shoes from TV or the internet is completely out of question, even brands which have worked for me in the past. Even good shoe stores no longer carry shoes in a narrow width. The sales associates will tell you that they don't carry these sizes because few people are able to wear them.

loveour4le­ggedfriends1299463053.572564 PostsRegistered 6/29/2006
On 3/6/2011 BlueSkies25 said:

I have the same problem, and I do wear the correct size pump. I also wear a narrow.

loveourfourleggedfriend, could you tell me exactly which Foot Petal worked for you? I went to Amazon, and there are many to choose from. Thanks.

BlueSkies25: Do a serach under Foot Petals and the ones you want are called Heavenly Heelz. They come in different colors, i.e. black, nude, light gray. When you put them in the back of your heel, just make sure you place them as close to the top as possible. Some of these responses were so rude. If you look at the reviews in Zappos for many of the designer high heel pumps, you will see the the heel slipping off is the main complaint. And yes, all got their regular size. I never have this problem with flats or med. heels but 3 1/2" I, as well as many others do.

TexasMom11299467693.7233396 PostsRegistered 7/12/2007

My narrow heels are the bane of my existence. I wear Munro American shoes. You can find them online and at Nordstrom. Once you get your size figured out the line is very consistent, and you can finds sales online. These are not inexpensive, but worth it. They are the only shoes I wear now, have been for several years. They are made in U.S.A. and the only drawback is that I wear mine so much, especially the flats, that the leather wears out before the soles. No way to repair that. Munro has a wide range of styles and colors.

Suzzeee1299468128.9732398 PostsRegistered 6/15/2007West Coast
I have the same problem with my narrow heels. Fortunately I live where it's warmer so I can wear sandals and slides a lot. I've found that Donald pliner shoes run narrow in the heels and fit me well. I can't keep most sling backs on either. The foot petals pads can help but my heels still slip in most pumps and I either walk out of them or the slip and give me blisters. I do have better luck with boots because the socks help a lot.

Meanie1299476744.597401 PostsRegistered 9/25/2008

HSN carries Foot Petals.

I have found that shoes made in China (regardless of the brand) tend to stretch in the heel area and they flop. I do not have narrow feet or heels. I have also found that shoes made in Italy and in the US do not. I don't know the reason but for me it never fails. When I try on the shoe it is fine but after I use it for one day, they start to flop.

mother bear1299482005.443843 PostsRegistered 12/10/2010Puget Sound

TY1299495174.3974057 PostsRegistered 3/22/2007

I have a wide forefoot and narrow heel so I also sometimes have the same problem as the OP with pumps. I will sometimes use those stick on heel grip things but they tend not to stick on very well or they move around. I've also had shoes where the back of the heel of a shoe will eventually give me blisters. Those shoes I ended up getting rid of. It's one reason I tend to wear open back shoes such as mules, clogs, or slingbacks rather than closed back shoes.

I'm going to look for the foot petals brand like the other poster suggested to see if that will work for me.

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