This seems like such a stupid question, but that's because I'm stupid about shoes and clothing.
Our new house has laminate flooring, and it's killing my feet. I guess I'm used to the cushion that carpeting provides. I need some shoes I can wear around the house that have enough cushion that they'll prevent some of the foot pain I'm having.
Difficulty: I hate wearing shoes in the house -- not for cleanliness reasons, but because I'd prefer to walk around in socks. Some kind of sandal would therefore be best, because it would be the least constricting. Also, I get really hot feet, so I need cool shoes.
So, please, name that shoe, and tell me where to find it.
posted by mudpuppie
on Nov 8, 2013 -
I'm a 42yo overweight female. I've been on an ongoing and very successful weight loss program, and have no issues with my diet at this time. My issue is, I seem to have forgotten how to walk... [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Sep 15, 2013 -
Help me find a better soft arch support! I have been using Dr. Scholl's For Her
arch supports in my work flats and low heels and, while they are soft and supportive, they never stay in place! Has anyone found an arch support that a) stays in one place and b) doesn't add as much bulk to a shoe as an orthodic or Superfeet?
posted by msfrizzle
on Sep 6, 2013 -
I started playing tennis awhile back and have been having problems with skin tearing off the inside balls of both feet. I've tried a bunch of different things to stop this from happening without success....any ideas? [more inside]
posted by aerotive
on Aug 4, 2013 -
My feet are, frankly, gross. What can I do at home to make them less gross? [more inside]
posted by mippy
on Jul 30, 2013 -
Whenever I wear basically any leather shoes that aren't boots, I get the EXACT same blister on the baby toe of my right foot. (Not just leather shoes, actually—sandals, Crocs, etc do it too). In most cases I feel pain in the first few SECONDS of wearing them. What can I do about this short of amputating my toe? The pain really becomes unbearable quickly and it's really hard for me to wear dress shoes because of this. Band-aids help somewhat but am I doomed to be putting them on my baby toe for life?
posted by saltykmurks
on Jul 19, 2013 -
Since it is now summer and many women have taken to wearing open toed shoes frequently would it acceptable in a social situation for a young man with a liking to female feet to compliment a female friend and acquaintance on her toe nail polish or feet.
In Canada women cover their feet for most of the year so it is a treat when they do show them.
posted by Jack V
on Jul 12, 2013 -
Warning, question not for the faint of heart: My big toenails are yellowing with some gross gunk under my nails. Is it fungus? [more inside]
posted by ancient star
on May 25, 2013 -
The soles on my dress shoes are not cushioning my feet properly and causing me back pain. What type of shoe inserts do I need? [more inside]
posted by reenum
on Apr 8, 2013 -
Have you ever had shingles on your feet? I have extremely itchy, burning spots on the outside edges of both feet, little toes and ankles, and up my left calf. Could it be shingles? [more inside]
posted by tamitang
on Apr 1, 2013 -
I have finally hit the point where I'm unable to wear the shoes that have carried me through the first two thirds of this pregnancy. I'm looking for shoe suggestions that meet the following criteria: [more inside]
posted by House of Leaves of Grass
on Mar 23, 2013 -
I have been having a lot of foot pain that has been building for months. They only hurt when I am sitting still. My googling has proved fruitless, do you have any ideas what it could be? [more inside]
posted by sock puppetron on wheels
on Mar 15, 2013 -
I have seen a podiatrist and have been diagnosed with hallux limitus. I wore an aircast for about 6 weeks starting in December, and felt improvement upon my return visit, but my doctor warned that it was likely my original pain would return and it has. I understand it will get worse with age. The doctor recommended custom orthotics, and told me to schedule a follow-up to get the mold made if I decided to pursue that course. Before I do, I want to understand a little more about what this means and how it will help. [more inside]
posted by calcetinporfavor
on Feb 12, 2013 -
I've hod ongoing pain for months in my right foot, and after seeing a doctor and getting x-rays and and MRI done, the best advice he had for me was to buy new shoes and hope the pain eventually goes away. My question is, what sort of shoes am I looking for? I spend about an hour each day walking between classes, work, and my car—aside from that, I'm not terribly active. I'm also on somewhat of a budget, but if I need to pay $100 to not have to limp around, I'll gladly pay.
posted by reductiondesign
on Jan 30, 2013 -
Every once in awhile, I'll get this rediculously itchy spot on the sole of my foot. It's always on the exact same place, in the middle of my foot in the nook right where the ball of my foot meets the rest of my foot. It only happens on one foot, and only for about 5-10 minutes on any given day. It doesnt happen every day, but I haven't been able to figure out what's different about the days it does itch. There is no visable rash, scab, scar, discharge, flakiness, nothing. There is no visable difference in that part of my foot.
Does anyone else get this? What is it from and how do I make it go away? (And yes, it is itching now.)
posted by Weeping_angel
on Jan 21, 2013 -
My feet are roughly the shape of a duck's. What brands of women's (fashion) boots should I investigate? [more inside]
posted by Bardolph
on Jan 19, 2013 -
I own, and love, Naturalizer Maude flats
for working as a bank teller, where I stand at least half the day and constantly hop off and on my stool. When they're new, the comfort insole is perfect for my feet. However, after a year of use, I've squashed any cushioning they have and they're killing me
. What insoles will fit into a dressy ballet flat that does not have removable insoles? [more inside]
posted by Juliet Banana
on Jan 18, 2013 -
Related to this post
on the blue: How do you who go bare-legged in pumps do it without turning your feet into raw hamburger? Do I need to trade in my feet for an upgrade? [more inside]
posted by Rosie M. Banks
on Dec 24, 2012 -
What is the best thing for my feet when I walk all day? And had foot issues before? [more inside]
posted by Quincy
on Oct 31, 2012 -
Do I need to be wearing a supportive insole in my ballet flats? Are flat shoes destructive for your feet? [more inside]
posted by sunnychef88
on Oct 25, 2012 -
Will my plantar fasciitis (plus heel spur/bursitis) keep me on the sidelines now that I finally get a shot at having my own life? How do I cope with this as an unemployed/uninsured overweight person who has no choice but to be on their feet all day? [more inside]
posted by Mael Oui
on Aug 13, 2012 -
Please recommend the best plan of action for a man in Hollywood, CA who has some fairly wicked ingrown toenails. [more inside]
posted by carsonb
on Aug 13, 2012 -
What are the advantages and/or disadvantages of having compressible feet when you are a ballet dancer? [more inside]
posted by YukonQuirm
on Aug 4, 2012 -
Birkenstock Sandals: I got two pair of the Gizeh sandal
, 40 and 41. I wear a 9.5 US. I'm having trouble figuring which of these is going to fit and googling isn't helping. [more inside]
posted by sio42
on Jun 29, 2012 -
I bought a pair of men's leather dress shoes with an elongated, narrow toe box last week, and now they're killing me. Something about the funky shape is causing the leather to "bite" down right beneath my big toes on both feet, leading to painful sores. I probably should've gone for one size smaller for a more natural fit, but I've already worn them for a week so I can't take them back. Any suggestions for how to fix this, or am I stuck just getting rid of them?
posted by decoherence
on May 29, 2012 -
Runners and people who know feet, please help: the outside arch edge of my right foot starts burning during exercise and walking. [more inside]
posted by c'mon sea legs
on Apr 26, 2012 -
Usually my feet are chilly, and I wear socks lounging around on my bed. But I can always tell when I'm drowsy and ready to nod off, because my feet feel suddenly unbearably warm, and I have to rip my socks off so I can fall asleep. I've always wondered why--any thoughts? [more inside]
posted by DrMew
on Apr 15, 2012 -
I think I'm getting a bunion. Is there anything I can do to reverse it? Or, better yet, could this be something else that is NOT a bunion? [more inside]
posted by something something
on Apr 4, 2012 -
I’ve had trouble getting shoes to fit for a long time, but it seems to be getting worse as I get older. Today, I outgrew my shoes in the middle of a two-hour hike. [more inside]
posted by maurreen
on Nov 20, 2011 -
It's cold outside! Help me find some wintertime shoes [or inserts], that aren't crocs. All sorts of feet problems and style nitpickiness inside. [more inside]
posted by FirstMateKate
on Nov 12, 2011 -
I feel a bit stupid asking this, but this has been bugging me for a while: is there some illness that can affect women if they get cold feet? This sounds like an old wives tale, however my wife and mother-in-law get very animated about this, particularly with regard to our 8 year old daughter. Unfortunately I have never managed to get much more detail other than a vague mention of kidneys. My google-fu fails me with regard to even the mention of this as a myth, however I am willing to accept that there is some sort of feminine genitourinary complaint that men are not widely aware of. I would just be happier if I knew exactly what it was. [more inside]
posted by teselecta
on Oct 11, 2011 -
My new retail job is killing me physically. I've been working here for about four weeks, and I thought my body would have begun to adjust to the routine by now, but instead it seems to get worse every shift I work. What are some tips for adjusting? [more inside]
posted by kittenmarlowe
on Sep 8, 2011 -
I want to like yoga, but I have zero flexibility in my feet/ankles. Do I keep trying or move on? [more inside]
posted by Maarika
on Aug 15, 2011 -
okay, two fold question. My best friend (a petite woman) has always had really sensitive toes. If she stubs them, or anything falls on them, it hurts a lot, and she feels nauseous.
Also, when doing yoga positions that require standing on one foot, the soles of her feet burn, or tingle.
She is in great physical shape, age in the latter 50's, and does not have diabetes. Thoughts on any of this or all?
posted by ecollie
on Jul 20, 2011 -
My wife was introduced to a foot massage using one's feet (not hands). I'd like to know more. Is there a recognized technique or method that involves massaging feet *with other feet
*? [more inside]
posted by toomanyplugs
on Jun 24, 2011 -
Based on your experience, what would be a really excellent brand and model to go with for over the counter orthotics for arch support and stabilization of the foot?
posted by watercarrier
on May 12, 2011 -