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Saturday, June 11, 2011

John Fluevog's Galileo...

John Fluevog's Galileo

It's a gorgeous Saturday in Arizona and my wonderful husband just booked us for our annual vacation which means - once again, I can't buy these shoes! 

I'm not complaining, I promise. In the big scheme of things, these shoes are fabulous and I would love, love, love them - but - I want vacation MORE...

And that is saying something because these shoes are fabulous...

The forefoot platform is 1.25" high while the heel is 4" high so that  you get the height while only submitting your foot to a 2.75" heel height. The rigid sole will be very comfortable assuming that you have enough motion across the toe joints to accommodate placing your foot at that angle. Patients who know they can't wear heels will, of course, not be able to tolerate this shoe. 

The Galileo has wonderful forefoot, midfoot and rearfoot control with my only concern being a possible problem with a slightly tapered toebox which could put pressure on the toes or any forefoot deformities like bunions, Tailor's bunions or moderate to severe hammertoes. 

This shoe can most likely be worn by patients with:

*Mild Heel Pain (to tolerance)
*Mild Hammertoes  
*Mild Achilles Tendonitis

This shoe is NOT recommended for patients with:

*Foot or Ankle Pain
*Hallux Limitus (Limited Range of Motion Across the 1st Toe Joint)
*Osteoarthritis or Degenerative Joint Disease of ANY of the toes joints
*Limited range of motion across ANY of the toe joints
*Moderate to Severe Hammertoes 
*Moderate to Severe Bunions
*Moderate to Severe Tendonitis
*Moderate to Severe Haglund's Deformity 
*Ankle Instability
*Moderate to Severe Hypermobility
*Knee, Hip or Lower Back Pain
*Moderate to Severe Morton's Neuroma
*Moderate to Severe Metatarsalgia

Basically, if you know that you can comfortably wear a 2.75" heel and if you know you don't have any forefoot issues that will cause the toebox to "rub" on any "lumps or bumps" (i.e. Hammertoes, Bunions, Tailor's Bunions, ect), this should be a very comfortable wedge for you.

At the $301 pricetag, I'll be fondly thinking of you wearing these fabulous shoes on your own wonderful adventures while I repeat over and over to myself, "This will pay for my vacation airfare..." 

Although, does my hubby really need cable t.v. ...?


Have a wonderful day!

Dr Cathleen A McCarthy



Ann C. said...

This shoe is on sale at amazon.com. Just sayin' :)

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

Excellent!! Thank you!