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Saturday, August 7, 2010

Comfortable Women's Dress Shoe - The Naot Admire


What's good:

It has a thick, rigid sole that helps to protect the foot, a relatively wide toe-box, a strap to give more control to the mid-foot and decent rear-foot control.

What's not so good:

The slight taper on the toe-box and lack of depth to the toe-box may crowd the toes and be uncomfortable for anyone with forefoot deformities like hammertoes and bunions.

This shoe will not work for patients with:

*Limited range of motion of the 1st toe joint (i.e. Hallux Limitus/Rigidus or moderate to severe osteoarthritis).
*Moderate to severe hammertoes.
*Moderate to severe bunions or Tailor's bunions.
*Charcot Foot.
*Diabetic or Neuropathic Patients (Patients with Diabetes with nerve damage causing their feet to be numb).
*Severe Hypermobility.

This shoe will work for patients with:

*Mild Hammertoes.
*Mild Bunions.
*Mild Achilles Tendonitis.
*Mild Plantar Fasciitis (Heel Pain).


Dress Shoe Rating:
6 out of 10 (with 10 being the best)

**Remember: when it comes to dress shoes - the acid test is how it feels on your foot! If it's not comfortable, don't get it. I recently tried on a dress shoe that should have been perfect but I didn't like it. Shoes are all about the subtleties.

Have a wonderful day,
Dr. Cathy McCarthy

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