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Sunday, January 8, 2017

John Fleuvog Chief - Podiatry Recommended Men's Shoe.

John Fluevog Chief
Podiatry Recommended Men's Shoe.

The John Fluevog Chief if a great choice for stylish all day comfort. I gave my husband these shoes and he loves them. They are surprisingly diverse as far as dressing up jeans or wearing as a casual dress shoe to work. Well, at least in Arizona, this passes for a dress shoe! 

This shoe meets the four criteria required that a shoe must have to be comfortable:
1. It has a thick, rigid and non-flexible sole so that there is more protection for the foot joints. 
2. It has a wide toebox, so there is less pressure on the toes, which helps to prevent the progression of bunions, hammertoes, ingrown toenails, and corns. 
3. It has rearfoot control, which helps decrease mechanical strain to tendons and ligaments as well as to the joints of the knees, hips, and lower back. 
4. The insole is removable so that you can put in your custom-molded orthotic for better arch support. It can also accommodate a dress orthotic or a heat-molded insert which goes on top of the insole that comes with the shoe. 

Remember, the most important feature of finding a comfortable shoe is to find shoes that have a thick, rigid and non-flexible sole. No motion through the bottom of the foot means less inflammation, less swelling and less pain, which is crucial for all day comfort. 

This shoe is recommended for patients with:
*Plantar Fasciitis (heel pain)
*Mild Achilles Tendonitis
*Hallux Limitus (limited motion through the 1st toe joint)
*Hallux Rigidus (no motion through the 1st toe joint)
*Functional Hallux Limitus (limited motion through the 1st toe joint while you are functioning)
*Morton's Neuroma (make sure you have plenty of room in the toe box) 
*Mild to Moderate Bunions
*Mild to Moderate Hammertoes
*Ingrown Toenails
*Corns & Calluses
*Mild to Moderate Tailor's Bunions
*Recovering from a previous Lisfranc's Injury (check with your podiatrist) 
*Mild Rheumatoid Arthritis

This shoe is not recommended for patients with:
*Diabetes (check with your Podiatrist)
*History of previous foot ulcerations
*Peripheral Neuropathy (nerve damage)
*Peripheral Arterial Disease (poor circulation) 
*Charcot Foot
*Drop Foot 

I've been having trouble keeping up with answering individual questions posted on the blog, but these two articles should answer most questions that you have about proper shoes. 

For more information on proper shoes, please refer to my other articles: 
Shoe recommendations for patients recovering from Lisfranc's Injuries.

My feet hurt! Top 10 things to do to relieve foot pain today.

I hope this was helpful!

Dr. Cathleen A. McCarthy



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Anonymous said...

This shoe blog has been found extremely beneficial in matters of choosing the appropriate shoes for people with some pathological disorder. Dr. Cathleen A. McCarthy of Podiatry have recommended John Fleuvog Chief shoes as a blend of style and comfort but are a strict ‘no-no’ for men with diabetes and nervous problems. Thus, directing individuals for wearing the proper kind of shoes which would not lead to any health hazard.

Anne Ainsobriety said...

Do you recommend women wear women's shoes, or would these be ok for either?
I wear a ladies 10, men's 8.5 and my feet are wide.

I currently have a stress fracture of my 5th metatarsal. I don't run...but I practice yoga daily and am always barefoot.your blog has made me reconsider this.....