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Saturday, March 10, 2018
Dr. Marten's Rometty Boot for Women
The Dr. Marten's Rometty boot is a great choice for many people who are having foot pain, but they are not an appropriate choice for every foot type and condition. What makes this boot excellent is that it has a thick, rigid and non-flexible sole that protects the foot joints from excessive motion, which means there will be less strain and stress on painful joints. Less motion means less inflammation, less swelling, less damage and significantly less foot pain. A rigid sole will also help slow the progression of bunions, hammertoes and osteoarthritic joint changes.
The concept is counterintuitive, but the flexible and flimsy soled shoes are actually the shoes that are responsible for many foot injuries and they significantly increase strain on the knees, hips and lower back. In fact, the best way to get a stress fracture is to walk barefoot or wear "minimalist" shoes.
You can add a thin heat-molded insert or a dress orthotic to the Dr. Marten's boot for better arch support. I also like that the boot has plenty of room to add a heel lift to help correct for any limb length discrepancy. It also has a wide toe box and fantastic rearfoot control.
I highly recommend you try on these shoes at the store if at all possible so that you can ensure a proper fit.
Recommended for patients with:
*Hallux Rigidus (no motion through the 1st toe joint)
*Hallux Limitus (limited range of motion through the 1st toe joint)
*Functional Hallux Limitus (limited range of motion through the 1st toe joint with full weight bearing)
*Mild possibly Moderate Bunions
*Mild to Moderate Hammertoes
*Mild Tailor's Bunion
*Mild to possibly Moderate Achilles Tendonitis
*Posterior Tibial Tendonitis
*History of Lisfranc's Injury
*Plantar Fasciitis (heel pain)
*Plantar Plate Injuries
*History of Stress Fractures
*Corns & Calluses
*Mild to Moderate Haglund's Deformity
Not recommended for patients with:
*Diabetics with a history of foot ulcerations
*Peripheral Arterial Disease (poor circulation)
*Peripheral Neuropathy (nerve damage)
*Severe Haglund's Deformity*Exostosis or "bump" on the top of the midfoot
*Severe Bunions (as toe box may be too small)
Check with your Podiatrist if you have these conditions:
For more information, check out these articles:
Podiatrist top 10 recommendations to alleviate foot pain
Shoe recommendations for patients recovering from Lisfranc injuries
I hope that this was helpful!
Cathleen A. McCarthy