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Saturday, June 9, 2012
Naot Prestige - Podiatrist Review of this Comfortable Wedge Sandal...
A great combination of style and comfort!
For women who know that they can
comfortably wear a one-and-a-half inch
heel height, this is a great shoe!
What's great about this shoe is the thick, rigid and protective sole that offers maximal protection
to the foot and ankle structures.
It also has excellent strapping
that provides forefoot, midfoot and rearfoot biomechanical control, which provides less wear-and-tear on the joints, less chance of injury and increased comfort.
There is a subtle flap under the straps in the front of the ankle so - if you have any "bumps" such as painful bone spurs of ganglions in that area - this feature may cause you some discomfort and this may not be a good shoe choice for you.
As always, Naot has an anatomic cork & latex footbed that molds to the shape of the foot, which is one of it's most popular features and sets it apart from most shoes.
In general, any Naot shoe that has rearfoot strapping is excellent.
I don't recommend the Naot sandals without rearfoot strapping because (in my opinion)
it causes the person as they walk to grip down his or her toes to stay in the shoe, which can lead to irritation and progression of such forefoot problems as:
Hammertoes, Calluses, Morton's Neuromas, Capsulitis of the Forefoot Joints, Plantar Plate Injuries and Joint Damage.
This shoe is also lightweight
and offers a narrow to medium fit.
This Shoe should be able to be worn comfortably by Patients with:
*Mild Plantar Fascitiis (Heel Pain)
*Mild Achilles Tendonitis
*Mild Bunions & Tailor's Bunions
*Mild Morton's Neuroma
*Corns & Calluses
This Shoe May NOT Be Comfortable for Patients with:
*Peripheral Neuropathy (Nerve Damage)
*Peripheral Arterial Disease (Poor Circulation)
*History of Ulcerations
*Hallux Limitus (Limited Range of Motion of the 1st Toe Joint)
*Hallux Rigidus (No motion across the 1st Toe Joint)
*Moderate to Severe Heel Pain (Plantar Fasciitis)
*Moderate to Severe Osteoarthritis/Rheumatoid Arthritis
*Moderate to Severe Capsulitis
*Moderate to Severee Plantar Plate Injury and/or Pain
*Moderate to Severe Morton's Neuroma
*Moderate to Severe Sesmoiditis
*Moderate to Severe Metatarsalgia
*Moderate to Severe Tendonitis
*Moderate to Severe Hypermobility
*Moderate to Severe Ankle Instability
Hope this is helpful!
Dr. Cathleen A. McCarthy