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    #16
    Originally posted by Stepping It Up View Post
    They say you can do an inside lift of up to 1/4", though I doubt it, and I need more lift than that. If you've got a spare 1/4" vertical in your shoes, those shoes don't fit right? I can't just buy huge shoes & lift the short leg internally, because then the foot on my long leg will be in a huge empty shoe.
    So the shoe for the short leg gets cut open on the sole, colored foam is added across the whole length, glued back on. Foam is visible, a bit porous so even if it was a perfect color match to begin with (it won't be) it'll dirty up at a different rate, and its generally in the vicinity of the other unmodified shoe so it's very noticeable. Its a bit less noticeable the darker the shoe. This is more lift than I need, but here's an example - https://cnetorthopedic.com/
    Not the biggest problem in the world, and I've got a lot less knee pain since I finally got a good diagnosis and started modifying shoes. But if possible I'd like to draw attention away from the clown shoe. I've ordered a pair of the all black allbirds, considering chukkas or leather sneakers next.
    I wonder if a good cobbler could cover the lift with a layer of leather that matches the shoe or come up with some idea that would be helpful.

    I belong to a Facebook group, North American Shoe Rebuilders. One of the members there, Sunny Yoo, did some beautiful work for me and other cobbler members have posted other beautiful pictures as well.

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/479066169504995


    Perhaps you can post a question there and ask if they have any ideas on how to make the lifts more visually appealing.
    WHY ARE THE GUYS IN SUITS HERE? HAS SOMETHING GONE WRONG?

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