My friend has Morton's Neuroma but she'd still like some nice looking shoes.
My friend has recently been diagnosed with Morton's Neuroma
—specifically, each time the ball of her foot rolls (as in walking) she feels a painful shock shoot up from between her third and fourth toes.
(There's a surgery that can be done, but it doesn't always take, and when it does it often doesn't last for long and needs to be repeated. A friend of hers has had it done and is now going back under the knife for the second or third time.)
With that in mind, she'd like to see how she can do with just good neuroma-friendly shoes.
Right now she's wearing a pair of size 8.5 New Balance 925
s. Comfortable, but not the dead-sexiest shoes you've ever seen and not really compatible with business attire. She's hoping there are nicer looking options out there. Basically, what she'd like is normal nice womens leather shoes (not sneakers) but ones that are compatible with the requirements of Morton's Neuroma.
Here's what the shoes would need to have:
- a stiff bottom (to avoid her foot having to bend at the ball)
- no heel
- a wide "box area" for the toes (so the toes aren't all scrunched together and the shoe isn't held on by them)
- needs to be able to accomodate an orthotic insert (a high-arched insert that has been custom-molded from her foot)
- the part of the shoe that "holds" the shoe on has to be more towards the ankle, not the toe area
I figured there must be a place out there, some clothing designer that came down with Morton's and decided to make her own shoes...