Voted "Top Doctor" in Phoenix Magazine's April 2014, 2015 & 2016 issues, Dr. Cathleen A. McCarthy discusses and recommends shoes for people of all ages with a multitude of podiatric problems. My goal is to help you find good looking shoes that are good for your feet and are pathology specific. For an appointment at our North Scottsdale office, please schedule an appointment by calling (480) 563 5115. For more information, please visit www.pinnaclepeakpodiatry.com
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Sunday, March 22, 2015
Comfortable Men's Walking Shoe - Drew Surge
Like the Jimmy Soul song is famous for saying:
If you want to be happy for the rest of your life Never make a pretty woman your wife So for my personal point of view Get an ugly girl to marry you
Don't rule out giving this plain-Jane shoe a try!
The Drew Surge might be the 'ugly girl' in your life that turns out to be the best thing that ever happened to your feet.
If you are looking for a 'go-to' comfortable shoe that is perfect for all day wear - this shoe may be perfect for you. The shoe has a thick, rigid and non-flexible sole with a wide base that limits motion through any painful, arthritic joints as you go about your daily activities. The extra-depth toebox is perfect for accommodating painful bunions and hammertoes. Less pressure on the toes means less pain and it has the added benefit of helping to slow the progression of painful bunions and hammertoe deformities. There is also excellent rearfoot control, which helps with decreasing mechanical strain of the knees, hips and lower back.
The Drew Surge will accommodate a custom-molded orthotic or an Ankle-Foot Orthosis (AFO). If you have an AFO, I recommend that you purchase this shoe at the store and take the AFO with you to make sure that you get a proper fit. The Drew Surge also comes in extra-widths so it is a great choice for patients who have wide feet or issues with mild to moderate swelling.
The Drew Surge should also be comfortable for anyone who works on retail or concrete floors all day and it should help decrease any knee, hip and lower back pain.
The Drew Surge is recommended for patients with:
*Hallux Limitus (limited range of motion through the 1st toe joint)
*Hallux Rigidus (no motions through the 1st toe joint)
*Previous Lisfranc's Injuries
*Plantar Fasciitis (heel pain)
*Hypermobility / Ligament Laxity
The Drew Surge is not recommended for patients with:
*Muscle Weakness (check with your podiatrist)
*Charcot-Marie Tooth Disease
If you have any of these conditions, get approval from your podiatrist before you wear these shoes as severity of these diseases can greatly vary: