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A big step down [CAM walker edition]

I fractured my foot, and the doc is threatening cast and crutches if the CAM walker doesn't work. I need help making it work without wrenching the rest of my body. (details beneath the fold) [more inside]
posted by whoiam on Jan 16, 2015 - 5 answers

FEET. OMG. (sweaty cold feet in the winter)

How do I keep my feet dry and warm throughout the day in the winter? I am typically traveling by subways and city buses in suburban Toronto and I go in and out of heated spaces for work. Thin socks won't cut; thick socks are sweated through by lunch. [more inside]
posted by atetrachordofthree on Jan 8, 2015 - 21 answers

Home pedicure equipment

My sister has requested a pumice stone for her feet for Christmas. I'd like to go a step further and get her all the stuff she'll need to give herself a nice home pedicure. I'm not so interested in polish, I think she has that covered. But any recommendations for equipment/clippers/cleansing goo/foot baths/etc are welcome.
posted by showbiz_liz on Nov 18, 2014 - 14 answers

Happy feet, sad body

My new insoles seem to be doing the trick for my plantar fasciitis. But they seem to be throwing the rest of me off. Will I just get used to it, or should I continue the search for the perfect insoles? [more inside]
posted by Ziggy500 on Sep 25, 2014 - 8 answers

DC-based pedicurist who will REALLY go to town on my calluses?

Can you recommend a pedicure-person in Washington, D.C. who will REALLY go to town on the rough calluses on my feet? [more inside]
posted by argonauta on Sep 18, 2014 - 11 answers

Need help with blisters asap!

I'm working at PAX Prime all weekend (a big gaming convention) and I severely blistered the bottoms of my big toes while dancing at an after-party tonight. I still need to work 8-hour shifts tomorrow and Monday on my feet the entire time! What can I do tonight and in the morning to result in the least pain possible? I have Nike Free sneakers that I'll likely be wearing the next two days. Thanks!
posted by skycrashesdown on Aug 30, 2014 - 15 answers

Fix my ashy feet?

Along with ashy elbows and knees, I appear to have inherited my mother's ashy, hobbity feet. They are tough, dry, and often flakey or cracked at the heels. What products or routines can I try to make my feet softer and more attractive? [more inside]
posted by TwoStride on Aug 29, 2014 - 30 answers

Help me replace my bum-around, easy on/off, handyman shoes!

I have some great shoes I love that are ... falling apart. [pic] Unfortunately, they've been discontinued! I can get something sort of similar but there are still some drawbacks. Diligent searching hasn't turned up my perfect work shoe, though. In short, I want something tough like a work boot, easy to put on and take off (i.e. velcro straps), but with walking-shoe type soles and as light as possible. [more inside]
posted by dhartung on Aug 11, 2014 - 14 answers

What's the deal with flat feet / fallen arches?

My son, who turns twelve in a couple of months, seems to have flat feet. I can't quite figure out what to do next - if it is a serious problem, if it can be corrected with foot exercises, if we need orthotics, or what. Does anyone have any experience with flat feet? [more inside]
posted by KokuRyu on Jul 14, 2014 - 28 answers

I'm here to buy shoes; I don't need the extended powertrain warranty

Where (if anywhere) can I go in Manhattan to browse a reasonably large selection of high-quality men's dress shoes and try them on in different sizes without needing to deal with any salespeople? A warehouse with a bench would be fine. I am a guy with large but not gargantuan feet if that matters. Thanks.
posted by Inspector.Gadget on Jun 21, 2014 - 8 answers

Where the hell do I find narrow shoes?

I'm 27 and wear a size 9 (sometimes 9.5) in women's shoes. I also have very narrow feet and fear I'll be going barefoot soon if I can't find somewhat affordable, narrow shoes that don't look like they were made for little old ladies (no offense, little old ladies of the world). I am literally down to one brand of shoe. Halp. [more inside]
posted by iamfantastikate on Jun 12, 2014 - 17 answers

Shopping for Disney shoes for August

A portmanteau for this man's poor toes:
  • Are Keen Newports good shoes for a long trip to Disney World in August? If not, what beats them? I mean, can I simply wear my running shoes?
  • Do you try on footwear like this with or without socks?
  • Do you allow extra room on the assumption that your feet will swell in the steam heat?
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    posted by wenestvedt on Jun 12, 2014 - 20 answers

    Apple Certified Lightening Cable Recommendation

    Looking for a recommendation for a LONG (6 feet) Apple Certified Lightening Cable that works works to charge my iPad. [more inside]
    posted by dbirchum on Jun 2, 2014 - 10 answers

    What are the best ways to treat foot issues at home?

    I have web diagnosed myself with accessory navicular syndrome. Unfortunately, the web treatment options are not entirely apparent. [more inside]
    posted by Quincy on May 27, 2014 - 9 answers

    Have you managed to correct "duck footed" walking?

    If you once walked with an extreme turnout of the hips/feet, but corrected it, what did you do that worked? Or if you tried and weren't successful, what did NOT work?
    posted by ladybird on May 14, 2014 - 21 answers

    Socks that may or may not exist

    A plea for socks for a fussy, fussy, fussy man. [more inside]
    posted by A Terrible Llama on Apr 22, 2014 - 23 answers

    Shoes as comfy as Alegrias, but prettier...what are they called?

    I have developed problem feet; bunions, a chipped bone and arthritis. I tried Alegrias and woohoo, they don't hurt!! Nice styles, pretty colors, but they are just a bit...chunky. Know what I mean? I know about Dansko, Keen and Merrell, but are there other brands that combine exceptional comfort with good looks? I want a feminine effect. I like sporty, athletic, fun, colorful, girly shoes. Low heels. I am a lady, 55, petite, active and on my feet more often than off, during my work day. I have an eclectic, thrift store wardrobe, heavy on blacks, and neutrals, with colorful accent pieces. I tend toward "costumes" rather than outfits, if that gives you a sense of my style. I want pretty feet that don't hurt!
    posted by LaBellaStella on Mar 20, 2014 - 10 answers

    Please give advice to help with my constantly cold feet

    Feet and hands constantly icy but it's my feet that really annoy me. I have read this thread and several others, which gave me some great ideas, but wanting to see if there is any additional ideas for me. Male, 6 foot, 160 lbs, mid 50s in age. No history of diabetes in family ever. Yes, I may have Raynauds, but not sure what to do about it other than try and find ways to keep my feet and hands warm. [more inside]
    posted by luvmywife on Jan 20, 2014 - 16 answers

    Need comfy shoes for around the house

    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 - 20 answers

    Legs: How do they work!?

    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 - 24 answers

    All I need is a little support...for my feet

    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 - 7 answers

    How to protect my feet when playing tennis?

    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 - 4 answers

    Help! I have hobbit feet!

    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 - 48 answers

    What can I do about the blister that I ALWAYS get on my baby toe?

    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 - 29 answers

    Do women mind if a man compliments their feet or toe nail polish?

    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 - 66 answers

    Do I have foot fungus?

    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 - 12 answers

    What type of shoe inserts do I need?

    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 - 6 answers

    Shingles on my feet?

    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 - 12 answers

    Third trimester shoe recommendations?

    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 - 18 answers

    Mysterious foot pain - what could it be?

    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 - 9 answers

    Sorry for being gross

    I think I have athlete's foot. How do I stay clean and keep my shoes clean? [more inside]
    posted by ablazingsaddle on Feb 14, 2013 - 9 answers

    What can you tell me about custom orthotics?

    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 - 9 answers

    Help me find the right shoes to fix my foot pain

    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 - 20 answers

    I have a crazy itchy spot on my foot.

    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 - 16 answers

    Comfy women's boots for wide, high-arched feet?

    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 - 12 answers

    Insoles for Dressy Ballet Flats

    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 - 13 answers

    Just call me "Blister Sister"

    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 - 40 answers

    Super socks for sweaty feet

    Please share your recommendations for ladies sweat-wicking exercise socks. [more inside]
    posted by t0astie on Nov 3, 2012 - 7 answers

    Help me fix my feet!!

    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 - 17 answers

    Are supportive shoes necessary?

    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 - 18 answers

    Help me heal my heel!

    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 - 33 answers

    Toes-down best pedicurist in Hollywood?

    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 - 19 answers

    Compressible Feet

    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 - 4 answers

    fe fi fo fum, sandal sizing makes me feel dumb

    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 - 21 answers

    Need cute boots for my narrow feet and narrow calves

    Recently stumbled on this years ago question about a search for boots with narrow calves. I have this problem too! [more inside]
    posted by bilabial on Jun 3, 2012 - 6 answers

    shoe fit

    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 - 9 answers

    Waterproof shoes...sweaty feet.

    Waterproof shoes...sweaty feet. [more inside]
    posted by facehugger on May 22, 2012 - 6 answers

    Why is the outside arch of my foot burning?

    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 - 7 answers

    Hot Feet

    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 - 11 answers

    How do I get peds to stay on my feet?

    What type of peds don't slip off your feet? [more inside]
    posted by Sal and Richard on Apr 4, 2012 - 10 answers

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