Plantar Faciitis - Winter shoe help

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Posted 11/3/2013 by Really Red in NSBR Board
 

Really Red
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Posted: 11/3/2013 9:44:48 AM
Okay - a million thanks to whomever turned me on to Orthaheels. My feet are smelly, but SO happy. I am still in the sandals because I cannot bear to put on shoes yet. I hate hate HATE their winter shoes.

Hate them.

Dansko are so ugly too! I have long narrow feet and I hate those wide baby-like shoes.

I do wear Naots, which I used to love, but now that I have Orthaeels, I want them for winter, too. I just simply cannot pay that much money for that ugly a shoe. I'm not old, I don't want to look old!

Any ideas?


Andrea

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Posted: 11/3/2013 10:56:55 AM
I believe Orthaheel sells inserts for shoes.

I love my orthaheel sandals too!

There are also Birkenstock inserts.

My feet also love Clarks, and I really love my Danskos with jeans or khakis in the winter, or with my scurbs at hospital job year round. They are not the most fashion forward, but not a bad casual look and my feet feel great at the end of a long day!

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Posted: 11/3/2013 12:13:08 PM
Thank you for the Orthaheels tip! I can finally get into the doctors office on Tuesday, but I'm pretty sure she's going to tell me it's plantar fasciitis. They have a beautiful pair of loafers I can wear to work on sale.


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Posted: 11/3/2013 1:06:43 PM
Yes, Orthaheel does have a few different versions of insoles (depending on what type of shoe you are going to wear with them). I ordered a set, but I'm reserving judgement until I've worn them for a while because my experience with Birkenstocks has taught me that insoles aren't always the same as the shoe itself.

Did you look at all of the styles that are available. Granted, most of the winter shoes are kind of ugly, they do have several styles of mules (if you like that sort of shoe).

I think I might order a pair of those because I swear that Orthaheels have been a miracle for my PF and I don't want to mess around with it. Even Birks didn't do what Orthaheels did for me.

My biggest problem is that I'm kind of between sizes, but I think that I'll go with the larger size for an enclosed shoe or one that I would wear socks with. I have a lot of cool, handknit socks that I like to wear with mules in the winter, so the larger size will probably be fine.

I'm hoping the insoles will work well enough to let me wear boots this winter and work in my tennis shoes so that I can wear them out and then replace them later with a pair of Orthaheel tennis shoes.



Carla




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Posted: 11/3/2013 1:27:43 PM
The one drawback of Orthaheels is that they SMELL. I don't know what rubbery-substance they use, but it's awful. I have never had smelly feet and NEVER in sandals and it's bad. It's still worth it!

I cannot imagine how bad the closed toe ones would smell


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Posted: 11/3/2013 2:08:19 PM
I have a wide-ish foot - and the Orthoheels (sandals at least) were terribly uncomfortable. Same for the Dansko's. I haven't tried any clarks.

The Sketcher's GoWalk's are AMAZING - but not a dressy shoe. They do have some black ones, etc. - but would not be a dress/work type of shoe.

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Posted: 11/3/2013 2:20:03 PM

I have a wide-ish foot - and the Orthoheels (sandals at least) were terribly uncomfortable. Same for the Dansko's. I haven't tried any clarks.


I have a wide foot and a high arch. With Dansko's I found I had to go up a size. I am normally an 8 and wear a 40 (which is approx a size 9.) It works with closed toe shoes, but not with sandals. I also found I had to break my Dansko's in my wearing them for a few hours a day for about a week. They are now my most comfy shoes.


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