Are loose parade shoes ok?

I just got my parade shoes and they’re sort of big, like 1-2cm extra space at the back. Is that alright or would I struggle with drill moves if they’re loose?

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Those sound really big - you’ll struggle to walk, let alone do drill!

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You will be able to do drill movements yes, but it will cause pain through rubbing

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If you’re finding that level of spare space (and there’s no chance to try a size down) invest in a pair of thick insoles (eg buy from a Timpsons or equivalent, inside an Asda or Tesco supermarket).

Regulars & reserves are issued with both thin & thick pairs of black socks, so you could also experiment with that approach too.

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As well as thick insoles you can get adhesive felt strips that you can put across the heel of the shoe to make it a better fit.

The bonus of that is you can always take them off if your feet grow!

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Can’t you return them/swap them for smaller ones?

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