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Monday, August 22, 2016

Podiatrist Approved Shoes for Autumn 2016 - Fly London.

Fly London
Four Choices for Autumn 2016 that are
Podiatrist Recommended

Here are four great choices for Autumn 2016! These four Fly London shoes/boot are from the 'Yellow Red' Collection, which can be seen on the FlyLondon.com website under Ladies 2015 (because their 2016 collection is not out yet). Avoid the other collections as the vast majority of the shoes in the other shoe collections seem to have more flimsy soles and do not meet the criteria of what makes a good/comfortable shoe. 

What makes these four shoes good choices are that they each meet the three of the four criteria that a shoe must have to be comfortable. 
1. They each have a thick, rigid and non-flexible sole, which is absolutely crucial for all day foot comfort. A thick, non-flexible sole means that there is no motion through the bottom of the foot, which means that the joints and foot structures are more protected. Shoes with less motion through the sole means there is less motion through painful joints and that equates to less inflammation, less swelling, less pain and less damage. 
2. Each of these shoes also has a wide toe box, which means less pressure on bunions, hammertoes, and corns. 
3. They also each have rearfoot control, which is important because it helps to decrease mechanical strain on tendons and joints, which means that there is less tired leg syndrome at the end of a long day and it should also help with decreasing strain on the knees, hips, and lower back. 
4. You can add arch support by adding a dress orthotic specifically made for a wedge dress shoe (which you can get from your local podiatrist). A dress orthotic should fit nicely into these shoes, which will help with arch support. These shoes don't require arch support, but dress orthotics should help to slow the progression of bunions, hammertoes and help with heel pain and help with people who have over-pronation and hypermobility. 

These shoes/boots are recommended for people with:
*Mild Bunions
*Mild Hammertoes
*Mild Morton's Neuroma
*Mild Capsulitis
*Mild Plantar Plate Strain
*Mild Functional Hallux Limitus (decreased motion through the 1st toe joint)
*Mild Hallux Limitus (decreased range of motion through the 1st toe joint)
*1st toe joint surgically fused (at 15 degrees, which is standard)
*1st toe joint with a surgical implant (check with your podiatrist) 
*Plantar Fasciitis (heel pain)
*Mild Achilles Tendonitis
*Healed Lisfranc's Injury (Check with your podiatrist first)
*Mild Over-Pronation
*Mild Hypermobility or Ligament Laxity (Check with your podiatrist if needed) 
*Mild Metatarsalgia
*Mild Osteoarthritis
*Mild Rheumatoid Arthritis (Check with your podiatrist first) 

These shoes/boots are not recommended for people with: 
*Hallux Rigidus (no motion through the 1st toe joint - unless the toe has been surgically fused at 15 degrees dorsiflexion, which is standard)
*Prominent Bunions
*Severe Hammertoes
*Severe Ankle Instability
*Severe Hypermobility or Ligament Laxity
*History of multiple Ankle Sprains
*Severe Osteoarthritis
*Severe Degenerative Joint Disease
*Seere Rheumatoid Arthritis
*Peripheral Neuropathy (nerve damage)
*Peripheral Vascular Disease (poor circulation)  
*History of Ulcerations (open sores) 
*Bone Spurs on the top of the midfoot (although you can try skipping a lace over the area to decrease pressure) 
*History of Falling
*Balance Issues

I hope that this was helpful!

Dr. Cathleen A. McCarthy


*For more information, please refer to these articles on this blog:

Top 10 reasons why your feet hurt -- and what to do to alleviate the pain today!

Shoe recommendations for patients recovering from Lisfranc's foot injuries -- or any foot injuries! 


Acton Bell said...

Thank you for this informative post. I’d say that wooden clogs for women are an excellent choice of footwear for any season as they are very comfortable and the range of designs that one can find them in make them suitable for a variety of purpose.

Alan Gould said...

A very well written post. You've covered a lot of information in your write-up. For the clogs, I would suggest that Swedish clogs for women are an excellent option to be worn for long duration as they are very comfortable and take good care of one's feet. They definitely deserve a look in to.

Patti Nelson said...

Those Oxfords are so cute!

Carol said...

Your blog is great. I love Fly London shoes but am recovering from a fifth metatarsal fracture sustained while wearing the Yuzu sandal (I turned my ankle) and a few months before sprained the same ankle really badly while wearing the Yama boot! I think I could wear the sandals again but I'm not scared to wear the boots. I would love your advice on what boots and shoes would make sense for the recovery. I have really wide feet and a high instep so there aren't many choices. I also need arch and metatarsal support because I have systemic arthritis, and plantar fasciitis, but I find too much support hits the fracture at just the wrong place (it's at the base of the bone). And I don't want to twist, break or sprain either foot ever again. (I am in good shape--I just tend to roll my ankles. And with the fracture, I just caught my foot in a pothole in the dark.)

auntjane said...

I'm having trouble finding these Fly Londons. Can you post the names of these styles?

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

Hi Carol,
So sorry for the very tardy reply! It's a very western look, but you can wear them under jeans and slacks and they look nice and are veery comfortable. The Fat Baby Ariat. I would add a dress orthotic or a heat-molded insert for more comfort. The look may be too casual for you, but they are a go-to boot for comfort.
Thank you for reading the blog!

Neetu Singh said...

This blog is great "casual shoes for men"

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