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Saturday, July 28, 2012

Easy Spirit Heel Riser - Comfortable Women's Sandal...

Are you addicted to your Fit-Flop's but find that you need more support?

A wonderful alternative is...



The Easy Spirit Heel Riser Sandal.

At $24.97 at Footsmart, 
this is an excellent choice for a casual sandal that is similar to the Fit-Flop but offers more support and comfort. If you prefer to try on the sandal, J.C. Penny's usually carries the Heel Riser. 
This sandal has a thick, rigid sole that is very protective of the foot joints and offers superior biomechanical control because it has forefoot, midfoot and rearfoot strapping. Even though the sole is thick and rigid - it has a lot of cushion that allows for more shock absorption and comfort. 

 If you are currently wearing the Fit-Flop
(or any flip-flop!) and you are experiencing rearfoot pain such as Achilles Tendonitis or heel pain, I highly recommend that you "bump up" to a shoe with rearfoot control! With the Easy Spirit Heel Riser, you get the added benefit of the midfoot and rearfoot strapping, which offers more biomechanical control of the midfoot and rearfoot joints - resulting in less mechanical strain of your tendons, muscles and joints. Not to mention your knees, hips and lower back! More biomechanical control means less mechanical strain, less chance of injury and significantly more comfort. 

Overall, I highly recommend the Easy Spirit Heel Riser for casual wear because it is protective of the foot, has good biomechanical control, wide, soft straps and it's lightweight. 
Not to mention the price is fabulous!


This Sandal IS Recommended For Patients with:
Mild to Moderate Hammertoes
Mild to Moderate Bunions
Metatarsalgia 
Morton's Neuroma
Capsulitis
Sesmoiditis
Hallux Limitus 
(Limited range-of-motion of the 1st toe joint)
Hallux Rigidus 
(No motion of the 1st toe joint)
Osteoarthritis
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Mild Tendonitis
Mild Achilles Tendonitis
 Corns & Calluses
Mild to Moderate Edema (Swelling) 
Mild Hypermobility
 

This Sandal is NOT Recommended For Patients with:
Diabetes
Neuropathy (Nerve Damage)
Peripheral Arterial Disease (Poor Circulation)
History of Ulcerations
Charcot Foot 
Moderate to Severe Hypermobility
Ankle Instability
Posterior Tibial Dysfunction
Drop Foot

I have as yet to talk to a patient who owns this sandal that doesn't love this sandal!

Hope this was helpful!

Dr. Cathleen A. McCarthy

:) 


For More Info - 
Check out my articles on this blog:

"My Feet Hurt - Top Ten Things to Do To Relieve Foot Pain Today."
and

"Shoe Recommendations For Patients Recovering From Lisfranc's Fractures." 




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6 comments:

Debbie said...

Thank you so much Dr. McCarthy for this review! I will check this sandal out! Would you consider adding to your reviews whether or not the shoe is good for over-pronators/flat feet people?

thank you so much!

The Culver Interior Design Co. LLC said...

Easy Spirit Heel Riser Sandal


Discussion Thread
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I could not find this shoe online except for a size 10 and emailed Easy Spirit directly and the shoe has been discontinued. Here is there response:


Response (CSCHEPERS) - 07/30/2012 09:29 PM Thank you for contacting Easy Spirit. The Heelriser is no longer being manufactured. We are no longer manufacturing shoes with the thick sole. Please let us know if we can further assist you.

Kind Regards,
Candice

The Culver Interior Design Co. LLC said...

Dr. McCarthy, the Heel Riser is no longer being manufactured. The only sizes I could find online were a size 10 and it appeared to me to be a discontinued item. I emailed Easy Spirit and here's there response:
Easy Spirit Heel Riser Sandal


Discussion Thread
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Response (CSCHEPERS) - 07/30/2012 09:29 PM Dear Betsy, Thank you for contacting Easy Spirit. The Heelriser is no longer being manufactured. We are no longer manufacturing shoes with the thick sole. Please let us know if we can further assist you.

Kind Regards,
Candice

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

Hi Candace,
Yes, it confused me too! I was told the same thing but if you google the easy spirit heel riser they are still out there and available. Are they knock-offs? I don't know but I stopped recommending them to patients about a year ago because they were "no longer being manufactured" and then about two months ago I googled them and a whole bunch of them came up. I'm not sure what's going on but I do know that they are still out there to purchase. I wish they would continue to manufacture them because they are really popular with patients and very comfortable!
Hope all is well,
Cathy
:)

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

Hi Debbie,
I will make sure to write more recommendations for patients who over-pronate. In my previous reviews, I often write recommendations for patients with "hypermobility" which usually refers to patients who over-pronate. So, if you see any previous reviews and it's recommended for "hypermobility" - those shoes would also be appropriate for you. I will make sure to add "over-pronators" also. Thank you for pointing that out!
And thank you so much for reading!
Cathy
:)

Anonymous said...

I know this is late in the year to respond re. a sandal, but for those interested in this brand/style, JCPenny has size 8 and 10 in white on back order. Also, I found another Easyspirit "Anti-Gravity" sandal called the "Fabulous" that is available on Amazon, all sizes in beige. The Fabulous has exactly the same footbed as the Heelriser but a more sporty top/strapping. Includes adjustable heel strap.

Thanks again Dr. McCarthy for your recommendations!

Linda