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Monday, February 23, 2015
Podiatrist Recommended Comfortable Fashion Boot - Eileen Fischer Wedge Boot.
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 Tailor's bunions
*Healed Lisfranc's Injuries (clear this boot with you podiatrist first)
*Mild Achilles Tendonitis
*Plantar Fasciitis (heel pain)
*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
*Moderate to severe Bunions
*Moderate to severe Hammertoes
*Moderate to severe Tailor's bunions
*Plantar plate injuries or pain
*Peripheral Neuropathy (nerve damage)
*Peripheral Arterial Disease (poor circulation)
*History of foot ulcerations
Have a wonderful evening!
Dr. Cathleen A. McCarthy