Shoes

tenbury
tenbury Member Posts: 52
edited 12. May 2014, 10:28 in Living with Arthritis archive
Need advise please on the best shoes to buy I have arthritis in my instep and finding it very hard to walk, any one help ....

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  • Tubby
    Tubby Member Posts: 177
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I was recently advised by a podiatrist to wear training shoes as often as possible and recommended Brooks or New Balance as they have wider fittings . I did complain that they weren't fabulous for occasions requiring smarter shoes and he said 'take them off for the shortest period possible but put your trainers back on as soon as you can.' I went to a specialist running shop and had some trainers properly fitted (filmed on a treadmill etc) but to get the right shoes through this method is not a cheap option. I understand that brands such as 'Hotter' are a good brand for those with 'our' feet but I haven't used them myself yet. I also find Clarkes still a great brand for wide fittings.
    Hope this helps but I am sure others will add to my musings.
  • salamander
    salamander Member Posts: 1,906
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I was told the same thing about trainers so bought some at a sports outlet for half the price they normally are because 'they are last year's colour.' The pain in my feet has reduced markedly.
  • bubbadog
    bubbadog Member Posts: 5,544
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I find sketchers and rocket dog shoes are very comfy for me. Rocket dog because they stretch when your feet swell and don't get too tight and they do a nice rang of flat shoes. Sketchers do a range of trainers, walking shoes and flat shoes and they stretch to fit your feet and are comfy. Also hush puppies shoes I have found are really comfy. It's really a case of going shopping and trying on all the different types of shoes you've been suggested and finding the ones that work with your feet. I'm sure you will find the perfect shoes for you Cinderella. :)
  • tenbury
    tenbury Member Posts: 52
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Thank you so much, going to find some of these trainers, appreciate your replys bubba dog and salamander. :)
  • stickywicket
    stickywicket Member Posts: 27,686
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Why not ask to see an orthotist about orthotic insoles? (It's not an either/or.)
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    Steven Wright
  • salamander
    salamander Member Posts: 1,906
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    The key thing, I was told by orthotics, was to buy a shoe that doesn't fold when you bend it, i.e. has very firm support. If you can bend it then it isn't supportive enough. I'm not sure I've explained this very well but lots of fashion trainers aren't supportive enough, apparently.
  • barbara12
    barbara12 Member Posts: 21,280
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hello and welcome,
    I agree with SW go and asked to be referred to an orthotist , then at least you know your foot is fully supported where it needs it , then you can buy shoes or trainers that have removable insoles and put your own in..good luck
    Love
    Barbara
  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Shoes are very personal things, I prefer the firmer soled ones with a wide and deep toe box. I like my Crocs because they absorb the impact of walking on my feet (I have arthritis in all ten toes and both ankles). I also have two pairs of custom-made orthotic half-insoles and, although they took some getting used to, I use them all the time. Mind you, I don't walk anywhere near as far as I once could due to the depredations of this malarkey. DD
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
  • sailrib
    sailrib Member Posts: 327
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I find the shoes that have rockers on the bottom good as they take the strain of what my feet joints should be doing. (I think they are the same shoes that say will work your legs, bum and tum) They look ugly but my word they work. I use them for work.

    Took me a long time tho to find some boots that have the rocker soles on them. They mainly come in shoes. I must prefer the boots as they support my ankles as well.
  • Mormodook
    Mormodook Member Posts: 130
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I have orthotics for both shoes and it can be a nightmare finding shoes. I have brogues from Clarke's shoe shop ( can I mention that ??? ) in wide fitting so the insole can go in. At the weekend I treated myself to a pair of sketchers trainers with thick memory insoles . A bit naughty as I have no intention of wearing them with the insoles. But the are like walking on a cloud . I think if I wore them for too long without my insoles I woud pay the pain price ! Hope it's been ok to mention actual shops in this reply. If not sorry :?
  • sailrib
    sailrib Member Posts: 327
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Mormodook wrote:
    I have orthotics for both shoes and it can be a nightmare finding shoes. I have brogues from Clarke's shoe shop ( can I mention that ??? ) in wide fitting so the insole can go in. At the weekend I treated myself to a pair of sketchers trainers with thick memory insoles . A bit naughty as I have no intention of wearing them with the insoles. But the are like walking on a cloud . I think if I wore them for too long without my insoles I woud pay the pain price ! Hope it's been ok to mention actual shops in this reply. If not sorry :?

    I find I can get away with not wearing my innersoles / orthotics in my boots that have the rocker on them as my joints are not moving with those boots on so I feel like I can get away with it :)