Emmanuel Kant, German philosopher, said in about 1765; "Bin't 'jer nees." Actually, I'm pretty sure it was TallDude talking about Plantar fasciitis who mentioned some shoe inserts helped him with a problem -I am blessed not to have- while also helping with balance, a problem I surely do. One of the respondents to the thread (I can't find..) mentioned the forward cant of a ski boot
I'm occasionally victim of a magical force that locks my knees and shoves me straight off the back when waiting for a wave: C'hit!
It just happens; I'm not paying attention? ..seizures? ..any number of things?! The idea of the ski boot cant seems brilliant. Luckily, I had recently bought some water shoes for a potential trip to the tropics.
If you explore the World of Shoe Inserts, it seems packed with the same sorts of people who'd lecture on buying real estate at a Holiday Inn. When a few cents of foam becomes a few hundred dollars all the Tent revivalist and Time Share slicks seem to offer them. Amazon had these: 2 pair for $7. (should have been .99c, but someone has to profit off the cheapskates)
These provide about .5" (6mm) of heel lift ..cloth covered and have a cushy, comfortable durometer.
Simply putting the new insole in made the lift just a little too much for the short back... Good news: by sewing the insole to the existing insole and cutting away its rear section, it fit perfectly. Not only do I have a decent water shoe ..am taller ..and automatically have a can'ted stance. (testing comes later - my local water is in the 45f. ..'may try my other nemesis
: the slack line.)