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Monday, February 23, 2015

Podiatrist Recommended Comfortable Fashion Boot - Eileen Fischer Wedge Boot.

Eileen Fischer
Grip Wedge Bootie

The Eileen Fischer Grip Wedge Bootie is my new favorite boot! Although this boot is not appropriate for every patient or foot type, this should be a comfortable shoe choice for anyone who knows that she can tolerate a heel of this height. What makes this boot so comfortable is that it has a thick, rigid and non-flexible sole that is protective of the foot joints. I love the rearfoot strapping, which offers more biomechanical control, which helps decrease strain on the tendons, joints and ligaments. The toebox is lightly tapered but realtively wide. The only quibble I have with the forefoot toebox is that there is a seam running right through where a bunion would be, so if you have a moderate to severe bunion this may not be the shoe for you. If you know that this heel height is not a problem for you to wear, this may be a comfortable shoe choice for you. 

The following list is general recommendation. I always recommend that you try on the shoe at the store and if it doesn't feel good then it is not the choice for you. 

This boot is recommended for people with:
*Mild Bunions
*Mild Hammertoes
*Mild Tailor's bunions
*Healed Lisfranc's Injuries (clear this boot with you podiatrist first)
*Mild Achilles Tendonitis
*Plantar Fasciitis (heel pain)
*Mild Over-Pronation 
*Mild Hypermobility 
*Mild Functional Hallux Limitus 

This boot is not recommended for people with:
*Hallux Rigidus (no motions through the 1st toe joint)
*Moderate to Severe Hallux Limitus (limited range of motion through the 1st toe joint)
*Moderate to severe Morton's Neuroma
*Forefoot Capsulitis
*Moderate to severe Bunions
*Moderate to severe Hammertoes
*Moderate to severe Tailor's bunions
*Subluxing Hammertoes
*Plantar plate injuries or pain
*Peripheral Neuropathy (nerve damage)
*Peripheral Arterial Disease (poor circulation)
*History of foot ulcerations
*Charcot Foot

Have a wonderful evening!

Dr. Cathleen A. McCarthy



KZER said...

Thank you so much for providing these shoe reviews! It is often difficult finding appropriate shoes.

Unknown said...

Good to know there are shoes out there for people with foot problems. It is hard to find a shoe that is podiatrist recommended, and comfortable. Had no idea that a shoe could help with so many foot problems as you point out. Thank you for the post. http://www.socalfootandankle.com/our-practice-2/

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Unknown said...

Being able to have a shoe that is guaranteed to ensure that your feet don't hurt is a great option. I personally have back problems because of the way I walk so I've been looking for a shoe that will help with that. Unfortunately this shoe won't be able to do it, but there might just be the right shoe for me out there. http://thefootandanklecarecenter.com/

seansimons said...

I like that you lay out the various foot types that you recommend the shoe for. I think sometimes podiatrists like to generalize. For example, with runners, they might just say, "get Asics shoes," without going into detail on foot type. Thank you for covering who this boot would be good for, and who it would not be good for.

Millcroft Orthotic

Unknown said...

Oh, yay! A pair of shoes with heels specifically for aching feet actually exist? My prayers have been answered! These are super cute too, so I can see myself wearing them all the time. Thank you for sharing this!


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

Hi Rose,
I hope the boot works for you, but please remember that they are not for everybody. It the 'pitch' is too high then it might not be the shoe for you - in which case you might have to go to a lower wedge heel with a rearfoot strap. Also, one of my patients told me that if you buy at the end of the season, you can get Eileen Fischer shoes at 70% discount.
I hope it works for yo!
Thanks for reading,