Custom-sized shoes/shoes for elderly with severe edema?
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angievp
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Posted: 12/24/2012 3:27:58 PM
Does anyone know of a company that makes shoes in custom-sizes? My grandmother has severe cardiomyopathy and resulting severe edema in the feet. We can never find shoes that fit her properly and it pains me that I can't find anything for her.

Either in a tennis shoe style or a slip-on style. We don't let her wear slippers, because of balance issues she trips easily.

Thanks in advance.

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Posted: 12/24/2012 3:35:14 PM
Would any of these work?

Buck and Buck

I hope you find something. There has to be a solution.

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Posted: 12/24/2012 3:44:24 PM
2peafaithful, thanks for that link! My mom does not have the same problem as angievp, but she has very short, very fat feet and her toes are curling up and getting weird. We've seen a podiatriast and it's because of her diabetes and arthritis.

She might need shoes like some of those in that link before long.

Hope you find something your grandmother can use, too.

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Posted: 12/24/2012 3:46:56 PM
Is there a medical supply store near you? My mom gets diabetic shoes, and they go to great lengths to measure her feet to get the correct size and fit.


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Posted: 12/24/2012 3:58:54 PM
Moms pt recommended Crocs for her. They are easy to put on and as long as I help her put the strap on back she doesn't have any issues. I got her the pair with the molded bottom.


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Posted: 12/24/2012 3:59:32 PM
You might try footsmart.com -- they have all kinds of foot products, socks, and shoes. I get my husband wool socks with nonskids and used to get him compression socks. Very reputable.

Check with a podiatrist? I'm sure they'd have recommendations.

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Posted: 12/24/2012 4:27:15 PM
I love Buck and Buck. We ordered clothing from there when my dad was in a nursing home. The staff loved the shirts with the velcro in the back. And the company is small enough that you get really good customer service. I ordered my dad polo shirts in two different colors, specified the velcro opening in the back on only one of them, and they called me to ask if I mean to order both with velcro (I did). Such nice people. We bought some sort of easy-on shoe for him there as well, but I can remember which. He was wheelchair-bound by that time, so it probably wouldn't work for your grandmother.


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Posted: 12/24/2012 4:27:16 PM
I love Buck and Buck. We ordered clothing from there when my dad was in a nursing home. The staff loved the shirts with the velcro in the back. And the company is small enough that you get really good customer service. I ordered my dad polo shirts in two different colors, specified the velcro opening in the back on only one of them, and they called me to ask if I mean to order both with velcro (I did). Such nice people. We bought some sort of easy-on shoe for him there as well, but I can remember which. He was wheelchair-bound by that time, so it probably wouldn't work for your grandmother.


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Posted: 12/24/2012 7:46:51 PM
If she is diabetic, she qualifies for custom fitted
Diabetic shoes.
Ask her Dr.

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Posted: 2/2/2013 10:31:54 AM
Check brutech.com or Brucbacher Shoes in Elmira, Ontario, Canada for custom shoes
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Posted: 2/2/2013 10:36:11 AM
Wow, you signed up and bumped a thread that was over a month old, just to share that link with everyone?




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Posted: 2/2/2013 12:12:41 PM
My mother in law has exactly the problem you described. Her doc put her in diabetic shoes. They close with velcro and fit perfectly.



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Posted: 2/2/2013 12:38:21 PM
footsmart.com has wide and extra wide options in many styles. So does zappos.


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