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Saturday, September 17, 2011
Comfortable Boot For Autumn...
DONALD J PLIMER
Tikle Wedge Boot
Although a little pricey at $225 (on 6pm.com) this is a boot worth checking out - especially if you're on your feet for long hours. The thick wedge sole will provide protection and comfort for your forefoot and the wide, soft toebox allows for more room for mild hammertoes and bunions. If needed, for more prominent bunions, you can take the boot to a Shoe Repair/Cobbler and have them to stretch the leather in that area.
This boot would benefit from having a dress orthotic in it to give more arch support - especially if you have a history of heel pain, hypermobility, ligament laxity, over-pronation, flat feet and/or arch pain. If your dress orthotic pushes your foot up too high and causes any discomfort on the top of the foot - you may not be able to tolerate an orthotic in the boot and you might want to consider getting an over-the-counter arch support for dress shoes to give you support and takes up less room.
Overall, this is a great boot. Expensive but well worth the cost - especially if you have foot issues.
This Boot is Recommended For:
*Mild to Possibly Moderate Bunions & Tailor's Bunions
*Mild Hallux Limitus (Limited Range of Motion of the 1st Toe Joint)
*Mild to Moderate Hammertoes
*Mild Morton's Neuromas
*Mild Capsulitis of the Toe Joints
*Mild Plantar Fasciitis (Heel Pain)
*Mild Achilles Tendonitis
*Mild Corns & Calluses
This Boot is NOT Recommended For:
*Severe Bunions, Hammertoes & Tailor's Bunions
*Severe Haglund's Deformity (Bone Spur on the Back of the Heel)
*Severe Exostosis (Prominent Bone Spur on the the top of the Foot)
*Moderate to Severe Hallux Limitus (Limited Range of Motion of the 1st Toe Joint)
*Moderate to Severe Degenerative Joint Disease of the Toe Joints
*Moderate to Severe Osteoarthitis/ Rhuematoid Arthritis
*Diabetics with a history of Ulceration (Open Sores)
*Peripheral Arterial Disease (Poor Circulation) - especially with a history of Ulcerations.
*Peripheral Neuropathy (Nerve Damage) - especially with a history of Ulcerations.
Hope all is well!
Dr. Cathleen A. McCarthy