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Thursday, July 4, 2019

Clarks's Sandals - Podiatry Approved! !

Clarks Reedly Salene Wedge Sandal
Podiatrist Recommended

This Clark's sandal is my new favorite summer shoe! What's great about this sandal is that it meets the 3 of the 4 criteria required for a shoe to be excellent. Most importantly, it has a thick, rigid and non-flexible sole, which is the most important aspect of a shoe. It's counterintuitive, but less motion through joints means less pain, less inflammation, and less damage. It also has a relatively wide toe box and decent (but not excellent) rearfoot control. The one thing this sandal doesn't have is arch support but despite that I still find this to be an incredibly comfortable shoe.  

This Sandal is Recommended for People with:
* Hallux Limitus (limited range of motion through the 1st toe joint)
* Functional Hallux Limitus (if you're my patient, you probably know what this is!)
* Hallux Rigidus (no motion through the 1st toe joint)
* Mild to Moderate Osteoarthritis 
* Mild Rheumatoid Arthritis (check with your podiatrist first)
* Mild Metatarsalgia
* Mild Sesamoiditis
* Mild Capsulitis
* Mild Morton's Neuroma
* Plantar Fasciitis (heel pain)
* History of previous Lisfranc's Injury (check with your podiatrist first)
* Achilles Tendonitis 

This Sandal is Not Recommended for Patients with:
* Diabetes
* Peripheral Neuropathy (Nerve Damage)
* Peripheral Arterial Disease (Poor Circulation)
* Lymphedema
* Severe Over-Pronation 
* Ankle Instability (you need more ankle support than this shoe offers)
* Drop Foot
* History of Foot Ulcerations
* Severe Hammertoes
* Moderate to Severe Bunions & Tailor's Bunions

I hope that this was helpful! For more information, please refer to these articles:

Shoe Recommendations for Patients Recovering from Lisfranc's Injuries:

My Feet Hurt! Top 20 Things to do to Alleviate Foot Pain Today:

Hope you have a wonderful day!

Dr. Cathleen A. McCarthy



Anonymous said...

So good to see a post from you, Dr. McCarthy. My PF is so much better, thanks to the shoes I've chosen with your advice in mind.

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

Hello Andrea! So glad to hear that your PF is better. I got chastised by a patient for not keeping up with the blog, so I'm going to try to get more posts out. Hope all is well! Cathy :)

Anonymous said...

I have had two stress fractures (I'm a runner) in the past year-and-a-half, and I have recently been diagnosed with osteoporosis (at age 42). I need work-appropriate "dress" shoes that are cute and supportive. Suggestions?

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