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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Comfortable Women's Casual Heels


I'm really impressed with Born's casual summer sandals. I'm featuring my three favorite Born sandals and, by favorite, I mean that I think they are the cutest as well as well structured and comfortable. 

 These shoes will work for many patients. However, there are certain foot and ankle conditions that, if you have them, this is not an appropriate shoe for you to wear. I usually have a "This shoe is recommended for" list but I am not including one here because if you have foot pain, this is not the type of shoe you should be wearing! If you have had foot or ankle pain for more than three days, I highly recommend that you follow up with a Podiatrist for evaluation and treatment. 

This type of shoe should not be worn if you have significant foot, knee, hip or lower back pain!

What makes this shoe better than most is that it has a thick rigid sole which is protective of the foot and it has forefoot, midfoot and rearfoot strapping for better biomechanical control. If you know that you can't tolerate heels, that typically means that you have a forefoot issue (such as Hallux Limitus) where you can't get enough motion across the 1st toe joint to comfortably wear a heel and this shoe will not be comfortable for you. 

Born Lexie 

Born Jewell 

Born Bindi

These shoes are NOT recommended for Patients with:

*Limited Range of Motion of the 1st Toe Joint (Hallux Limitus)
*Osteoarthritis or Degenerative Joint Disease of any of the Toe joints.
*Moderate to Severe Bunions 
*Moderate to Severe Hammertoes
*Neuropathy (Nerve Damage)
*Peripheral Arterial Disease (Poor Circulation)
*Charcot Foot 
*Moderate to Severe Plantar Fasciitis (Heel Pain)
*Moderate to Severe Metatarsalgia
*Ankle Instability
*Moderate to Severe Morton's Neuroma
*Rheumatoid Arthritis

Hope this was helpful...

Dr Cathleen A McCarthy


Women Shoe Wholesalers said...

Nice post! I want to subscribe this blog, but I don't know how to do, can anybody give me a hand?

Doctor of Podiatry Discusses and Recommends Shoes. said...

Thank you!
If you scroll down the right hand side there are two options:
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