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Friday, April 24, 2015

Fix: Shoe air whooshing sound from shoes

I had big problems with this on some Loake Churchill shoes. The sound came from the toebox and was caused by my arch which is a tad large, giving the air in the toe box no easy route to escape when I was walking.

The reason my shoes were so tight around my arch was the lacing which my shoes were delivered with. If you take notice of the Shoe shop lacing pictured below, you will see that when you tighten this lacing, it takes very little pressure before you make the lacing around your arch to tight. The solution is changing the lacing to the zigzag lacing, and leaving enough slack on the lower lacing.

It probably sounds weird that lacing should cause such problems. But give it a try.

I've also read of people leaving strings of leather in a | | formation above your arch, leaving a "channel" for air to escape through, which solved the problem.