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Sunday, January 15, 2012

Comfortable Women's Shoe - Dansko Riki...

Dansko Riki 

 I own this shoe and I love it!
It's my "go to" shoe for work as it is super-comfortable for all day wear and it looks great with black slacks and jeans. 
There are some limitations to this shoe and if you have any "bumps" on the top of your mid-foot area or you have a high instep and tend to get irritation from shoes across the top of your midfoot - this shoe will probably not work for you.

The Dansko Riki has a thick rigid sole that is very protective of the foot, which also makes it very comfortable. 
It has a wide toebox as well as excellent rearfoot control that allows for more comfort. 
The Dansko Riki will not accommodate an insert or custom-molded insert but it does not necessarily need one as it has decent arch support built into the shoe. 

Dansko shoes are not for everyone. 
Dansko offers pretty hard-core biomechanical control, which works wonders for people who need to be on concrete floors for long hours. 
Dansko does not tend to work for elderly people who cannot tolerate a "heavy" shoe and it does not accommodate large "bumps" that certain people might have on their feet such as bunions or bone spurs that protrude. 

The Dansko Riki is Recommended for Patients with:
*Mild Bunions 
*Mild Hallux Limitus (Limited Range of Motion across the 1st Toe Joint) 
*Mild Osteoarthritis of any of the forefoot or midfoot joints
*Mild Hammertoes
*Mild Tailor's Bunions 
*Mild Morton's Neuroma
*Mild Metatarsalgia
*Mild Tendonitis
*Mild Plantar Fasciitis (Heel Pain)
*Mild Achilles Tendonitis
*Mild Knee, Hip and Lower Back Pain

The Dansko Riki is NOT Recommended for Patients with:
*Moderate to Sever Bunions (May have too much pressure on the "bump")
*People with "high insteps" or "bumps" on the top of their mid-foot areas (the strap causes too much pressure in this area)
*Moderate to Severe Tailor's Bunions
*Moderate to Severe Hammertoes
*Moderate to Sever Morton's Neuromas
*Hallux Rigidus (No motion across the 1st toe joint) - caused by biomechanics, degenerative joint disease, osteoarthritis or previous injury
*Charcot Foot
*Neurpathy (Nerve Damage)
*Peripheral Arterial Disease (Poor Circulation)
*History of Foot Ulcerations 
*Muscle Weakness in Lower Extremities
*Drop foot
*Pes Cavus Foot Type (High Arch Foot Type)
*Wide Feet

Overall, a great shoe! 

I purchased mine from Paradise Valley Mall in Phoenix for $160 and they are worth every cent. 

Have a great day!

Dr. Cathleen A, McCarthy


1 comment:

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