I would take a slim pad that some people use for the ball of the foot (often given away at the boutique) and place it on the underside of the shoe toe box or upper of the 38.5. This will nudge your foot away from the toe box and further into the heel of rhe shoe. I find this works better than those heel grips. For rockstuds, I personally prefer to go up a half size rather than stretch. I found the caged flats to be the most uncomfortable flats of any premier brand I’ve ever worn (though since I loved the style, I bought four pairs). I preferred the flats without the cage which I found to run a bit bigger, but not enough to go down a half size.hi everyone! i recently purchased the valentino rockstud pump 85mm in the grained calfskin (the one that’s like a court shoe. as you can tell, this is my first designer shoe purchase - yay!!).
I’m having some trouble with sizing. I’m usually a US 7.5 and my birkenstock’s (this is literally the only shoe i have in european sizing lol) size 38. size 38 is great length wise but my toes die every time i wear the shoe. size 38.5 is roomier in the toe area, but i have space at my heel now . any recco’s on what to do?