Dear Ask the Shoe Fitter,
I have weird feet, judging by the way most shoe shapes are. I have trouble finding shoes that fit well. I have a normal width heel and a wide front, so that if I buy to fit the front of my foot the heel slips and if I buy to fit the heel the rest of my foot is squeezed.
Even though I mostly wear cross-trainer type shoes my pinkie toes have curled in over time because the shape of my foot doesn't match the shoes. This can be very irritating when I am walking or standing for long periods of time. I have even gotten blisters between my toes. The last thing about my feet is that I have very high arches; only about 4 square inches of my feet actually touch the ground when I'm standing flat, and it's all heel and ball. Insoles meant to provide arch support do not work well because my arch still doesn't rest on them. I believe this is what causes me to get pain in the top of my foot near my second and third toes. It's especially hard to find sizes that work, too, because I'm only a 6 1/2.