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orthotics or better?

Doctors agree: My feet are the flattest. An arch collapsed in one foot but not the other. Highly recommended, expensive insoles are good for the first 1,000 feet but don't make any difference thereafter. I wear a splint at night and losing weight. Aside from amputation, what should I be investing in or spending my time doing?
posted by parmanparman on Sep 23, 2016 - 14 answers

I used to be stylish. 1 injured toe and 2 years later, I'm a slob. Help!

I used to love shoes and dressing nice even on off-days with a slick pair of Stacey Adams Concordes... Well, long story short, partially through my own clumsiness & through my work, I injured my toe and had to go through physical therapy for a long time. Funny how a really minor injury can mess your life up. [more inside]
posted by parkbench on Mar 28, 2016 - 6 answers

Help me figure out how to Do Shoes!

My feet and ankles are annoying. I cannot find shoes that are comfortable. Plenty of excruciating detail inside. [more inside]
posted by mysterious_stranger on Jan 3, 2016 - 6 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 need wedding shoes that fit orthotics

I'm getting married in October 2014 and I'm starting the search for shoes now as I need to get shoes that will fit my orthotics. [more inside]
posted by poxandplague on Nov 29, 2013 - 3 answers

I want more vegan, supportive shoes that don't look it.

I think I may be the most difficult shoe-buyer ever. I want them to be 1) vegetarian (no leather) and 2) actually supportive and good for my knees and feet or able to hold supportive orthotics such that they become that way. This generally gets me a small selection of flat boots, oxfords, and sneakers, with the odd casual/sporty mary-jane thrown in. I'd like to have more than just boots to go with dresses/skirts (particularly for the summer or for really dressy dresses), but I thought it was an impossibility and had moved on with my life. But lo, I just discovered the brand Orthaheel, and they have cute flat vegetarian orthotic sandals! Why oh why did the world hide this brand from me until now?! Do you know of other brands or specific shoes that will expand my shoe cuteness? [more inside]
posted by vegartanipla on Jul 7, 2013 - 10 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

Ski Boot Fitting - Process and Shops Near Westchester County, NY?

I'm looking for a good ski boot fitter no more than three hours away from northern Westchester County, NY. Do you know of any? How about any other tips concerning boot fitting? [more inside]
posted by Opposite George on Feb 11, 2013 - 9 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

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

Stop the sucking sound!

How can I make my new leather orthotics barefoot-friendly? [more inside]
posted by sarajane on May 1, 2012 - 6 answers

Help me help my feet!

Do I need these custom orthotics, store-bought ones, or a new podiatrist? [more inside]
posted by bedhead on Jan 31, 2012 - 13 answers

What do I do with these dress orthotics?

I got prescription orthotics made. They are "dress orthotics" (?) - i.e. they don't come all the way up under the toe, I guess to make them not so visible. But I don't understand how I'm supposed to wear them. If I take the original insoles out of my shoes, then there's a hard edge under my toes; and the ends of my toes are resting on the rough insole-less interior surface of the shoe. If I put the orthotic in and put the original insole over it, there isn't room in the shoe for my foot. [more inside]
posted by fingersandtoes on Nov 16, 2011 - 7 answers

No, I'm not walking on porposies, or how to make orthotics not squeak.

I have to wear orthotics in all shoes. I have a few pairs of shoes I love (including the all-important sandals that one can actually wear orthotics with) that started squeaking horrendously with each step not long after I got them. This never seems to happen in the store. Does anyone have a solution that actually works for making such shoes actually wearable without the embarrassing noise?
posted by kbuxton on Sep 6, 2011 - 9 answers

in the day we sweat it out on the streets of a runaway american dream

[RunningFilter] some new runner questions, mostly regarding shoes. [more inside]
posted by monkeymonkey on May 23, 2011 - 15 answers

Running "through" orthotic adjustment... or not?

Hi everyone Would welcome some advice / shared experiences please. Feb/March got an 8mm orthotic in my left shoe to finally deal with uneven leg length Orthopedic Hosp orthotic chap said I "may find it a little tiring, maybe a little discomfort", well I was in pain for a bit, mainly left calf and right knee. Started back running and all fine but as I train for my half-marathon and step up the pace/intensity/length (don't worry - not all at the same time, am doing sensible training plan) I'm getting some twinging in my left calf. [more inside]
posted by LyzzyBee on Jul 17, 2009 - 1 answer

Help me find the best sandals for orthotics!

I just received my first pair of full-length custom orthotics to help correct an SI injury I've been receiving physical therapy for. Problem is, I have no shoes that fit both my feet and the new orthotics except my sneakers. I desperately need a pair of sandals since, you know, it's summer and all. What are the best sandals for orthotics? [more inside]
posted by raintea on Jul 14, 2009 - 14 answers

Good Mary-Jane style sneaker with arch support?

What's a good Mary-Jane style sneaker (for walking) with solid arch support? [more inside]
posted by ninotchka on May 24, 2009 - 10 answers

Different length legs - how to get used to the orthotic?

I have different length legs. Three weeks ago I was given an orthotic at the hospital. It is a heep raise only and 8mm high. I was told try it in all your shoes, if you get tired, take it out and have a rest. I am used to the feel of it now but am finding it hard to exercise as much as I used to. At best it is uncomfortable, at worst painful - both in the shorter and the longer leg. I am getting fed up and frustrated. I have an appointment in 7 weeks time, I know you are not my doctor, but I'd be interested in peoples' actual experience of getting used to thse things. More inside... [more inside]
posted by LyzzyBee on Mar 1, 2009 - 12 answers

I need recommendations for shoes for plantar fasciitis

I need some shoe recommendations to help with my plantar fasciitis. Issue: a lot of sneakers/tennis shoes make my feet too hot. [more inside]
posted by IndigoRain on Jul 22, 2008 - 22 answers

Orthotics and Tennis

Orthotics and tennis shoes? [more inside]
posted by charlesv on Jul 4, 2008 - 4 answers

Sneaky sneaker savers?

Has anybody got any idea/strategies/proven methods to stop my orthotics tearing up the inside of my new shoes? [more inside]
posted by cholly on Jun 2, 2008 - 4 answers

Hot Foot! Owie Owie Owie!

Need shoes that really breathe. [more inside]
posted by plinth on Apr 21, 2008 - 13 answers

Are IT band straps just snake oil?

Are those IT band straps for running worth a damn? [more inside]
posted by middleclasstool on Jan 15, 2008 - 19 answers

How can I maximize the comfort of my pirate boots?

I have problems with my feet. Help me wear my new pirate boots comfortably. [more inside]
posted by Faint of Butt on May 3, 2007 - 7 answers

sports podiatrist in Boston area?

name of good sports podiatrist in Boston area [more inside]
posted by Postroad on Mar 9, 2007 - 1 answer

Suggestions for over-the-counter orthotics?

Non-custom orthotics: any suggestions? I overpronate on my right foot, and I'm looking for something to put in running shoes and daily walking shoes to help this. [more inside]
posted by bibbit on Jul 28, 2006 - 15 answers

Running shoes for painful running

For as long as I can remember, I haven't been able to run for more than a minute or two without pain in my shins. I just got orthotics, and they are helping a little. Are there any running shoes that could help me with this? [more inside]
posted by josh on May 28, 2005 - 7 answers

Recommend basketball shoes for those with high arches.

Which basketball shoes are good for people with high arches? Information's easy to come by for running shoes, but I can't find anything for bball. I'd like to be able to put orthotics in them as well. (Yeah, I'm getting old.)
posted by callmejay on Nov 18, 2004 - 3 answers

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