Summer shoes for weak ankles
April 28, 2018 10:01 AM   Subscribe

Looking for recommendations of shoe styles to wear that will support my ankles, with closed toes.

I've been wearing Chelsea boots all winter on the advice of my podiatrist for weak ankles from fibromyalgia and back pain. On a sunny weekend I wore slip on sneakers and had so much pain afterwards.

I've got no idea what style of shoe to buy for spring/summer that will support my ankles, I would like closed toes as I live in a busy, dirty city.

I've bought some sports ankle supports for the interim but this is not the most stylish or professional!
posted by ellieBOA to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (6 answers total)
 
Is there a reason not to continue wearing the boots? I think ankle boots can look great with shorts and dresses, and you know they work for you. Your feet might get hot but I think that’s unavoidable with closed toed that are substantial enough to provide ankle support.

Hiking boots also usually have good ankle support and you can probably find something breathable - not sure if that’s a style that works for you since the aesthetic is so different than what you’ve been wearing.
posted by insectosaurus at 10:44 AM on April 28, 2018 [1 favorite]


It's the heat, it gets really hot in Paris over the summer, it was 28c/82f last weekend.
posted by ellieBOA at 11:14 AM on April 28, 2018


Would cutout or perforated ankle boot styles work for you? Examples: this or this.
posted by needled at 11:34 AM on April 28, 2018 [1 favorite]


Birkenstock shoes might be an option.

Also have you tried wearing wool socks in your boots?
posted by oceano at 12:04 PM on April 28, 2018


Just saw these on someone's feet yesterday at the gym: Geox shoes have holes in the soles to increase airflow.
posted by Jesse the K at 1:42 PM on April 28, 2018


Thanks guys, I own cutout Chelsea boots so will see if my feet stay cool.
posted by ellieBOA at 1:38 PM on April 29, 2018


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