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1 26th March 22:56
dejaemail
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This has been a spiratic reoccuring problem in the past 5 to 7 years.
I am 42 years old and have had severe itching on the top of my feet
when I take my shoes off at the end of the day. I think I have traced
it down to changing over to new shoes as not all shoes effect my feet
like this. My last new pair I got two months ago was a cheapy pair
from Walmart and my feet started itching within a week of wearing
them. I had no problems for a few years before this so it is pretty
clear it is the shoes. The symptoms seem to subside with time too as
now I have to wear the shoes a long time for this to happen so it must
be a chemical in the shoes causing this. The last time I had this
problem was about 2.5 years ago and also started suspecting the new
shoes.

Since I am pretty sure this is an allergy to something they put in
some of these shoes I guess my question is how do I avoid buying a
pair of shoes that I am allergic to or can I do something to the shoes
to solve this problem. Looking for people with like problems or a
doc who knows what is going on so I can make an intelligent choice on
my next pair of shoes.

Thanks
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2 26th March 22:56
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Socks and corn starch
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3 27th March 11:06
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from dejaemail@yahoo.com (Chester Deja):

Were those shoe uppers made from leather? "Cheapy shoes" suggests a synthetic
leather substitute. Some of those synthetic materials are short-lived and
therefore no bargain. You could be allergic to a dye or other chemical used in
processing. Were those shoes imported from an east Asian country? It could be
difficult to contact the manufacturer. Good luck.

Tom
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4 27th March 11:06
dejaemail
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I just bought some Nike shoes and they do the same thing so the
cheapness has nothing to do with it. I tried to cover the toungue
with fabric to block it but I still itch like crazy at the end of the
day. Just finished tring that yesterday. At least I should be able
to contact Nike about this problem.

I also bought a leather pair of walking shoes which I have not tried
yet. Will see if those are better after my feet recover from this
last itchy episode.

Through research I have found that my condition is "not common but not
rare". What the allergy doctor would do is disect the shoe and place
a patch of each of the fabric on my feet and see which patch causes
the reaction. Then they can tell what exactly I am alergic too. I
guess I should buy a pair of cheapy shoes for that test. lol!
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5 27th March 11:07
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Some comments about itchy tops of feet, based on my own experience,
recent and in the distant past.

1) Is there by any chance a fabric attached to the tongue?
2) Is the area on your foot/feet the same shape as the shoe tongue?

3) Could be simply sweat...my dermitologist could not really deny the
possibility. Assuming this, I had some luck with application of
Absorbine Jr on the area upon removal of my shoes, before I scratched.
Also, sandals instead of tennis shoes helped a lot. Also, a kleenex,
folded and placed on the area under your sock before wearning the
shoes, might help

Just some suggestions. Good luck.
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6 27th March 11:07
dave-keller
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Some comments about itchy tops of feet, based on my own experience,
recent and in the distant past.

1) Is there by any chance a fabric attached to the tongue?
2) Is the area on your foot/feet the same shape as the shoe tongue?

3) Could be simply sweat...my dermitologist could not really deny the
possibility. Assuming this, I had some luck with application of
Absorbine Jr on the area upon removal of my shoes, before I scratched.
Also, sandals instead of tennis shoes helped a lot. Also, a kleenex,
folded and placed on the area under your sock before wearning the
shoes, might help

Just some suggestions. Good luck.
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7 27th March 17:17
dejaemail
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The itching seems do go twords the toe, including the toungue. It
could be sweat except it happens in some shoes and not others.
Sandals helped me too but the lack of an arch and foot support hurt my
back and won't surfice in winter or in my outside work. We bought
some fabric and stuck it to the top of the shoe and it did not seem to
make a difference.

I started wearing the other pair of shoes I bought - they are Reebock
walking soes. They do not make my feet itch. The Nike running shoes
do - within a day or two of wearing them.

Still points to something in the making of the shoes.

Still researching. Might try to contact the companies.

Rick
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