Green’s Dictionary of Slang

fake v.2

[dial. fake, to hurt]

to hurt, e.g. this shoe fakes my foot, this shoe pinches my foot.

[UK]Vaux Vocab. of the Flash Lang. in McLachlan (1964) 239: If a man’s shoe happens to pinch, or gall his foot, from its being overtight, he will complain that his shoe fakes his foot sadly.