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Shower footwear

Posted by Helene on 2/19/99 at 00:00 (004941)

Since I cannot ever stand on my bare feet on a hard surface, I have difficulty standing in the shower, even for a short time. Can anyone recommend a rubber sandal with a raised heel that can be worn in the shower? The ones I have are not working very well for me. Also, where can one buy a bench to sit in the shower?

Re: Shower footwear

BarbJ on 2/19/99 at 00:00 (004942)

I recently bought a bench for the shower for my mother at a medical supply store--for about $50.

Re: Shower footwear

Chris on 2/19/99 at 00:00 (004946)

I just started wearing my beach/pool shoes in the shower and it has really made a big difference. The sole and heel are plastic, so they are not too hard but support my foot.

Re: Shower footwear

Teresa on 2/19/99 at 00:00 (004949)

I use an outdoor plastic chair. It cost $3.99 and it works great. I have a shower without a tub so it fits in there and works great.

Re: Shower footwear

Robin on 2/19/99 at 00:00 (004951)

Found a great pair of rubber pool sandals at K-Mart. They actually have a decent arch in them,certainly good enough for the shower. (I do pool therapy for my knee and I also wear them in the swimming pool.) Only cost $8.00 -- a bargain. I live in the south where they sell swimwear all year, but my suggestion would be the K-Marts and Walmarts of the world, pool shoe department. If you have daytime shoes like Birks or Mephistos, I would look for a waterproof shoe with the same type of structure.

Re: Shower footwear

Elise on 2/20/99 at 00:00 (004967)

I wear a rubber, massage sandal called Sideouts. It has very good arch support, but it does not have a raised heel. I bought them at a shoe chain called Famous Footwear

Re: Shower footwear

barbara2 on 2/21/99 at 00:00 (004981)

I use a pair of Okabashi plastic sandals, good arch support, they're plastic. Got them at Long's Drug store for $6.95. Good investment.

Re: Shower footwear

Diane F. on 2/22/99 at 00:00 (004999)

I found the Okabashi in cvs at the end of the summer, they were on sale at half price and figure why not try them. Love them in the shower, can now shower without pain :) Wear my birks in the house and inserts in my hiking boots when I go out. The help on this board is the greatest, thought I would have have been in a wheelchair by now. I can now walk around almost normal, still have problems but I feel the caring people on this site have given me back control of my life. There are some really bad days but really good ones too, a vast improvement of constant pain and lack of ability to walk right, day after day. Thank you :)

Re: Shower footwear

BarbJ on 2/19/99 at 00:00 (004942)

I recently bought a bench for the shower for my mother at a medical supply store--for about $50.

Re: Shower footwear

Chris on 2/19/99 at 00:00 (004946)

I just started wearing my beach/pool shoes in the shower and it has really made a big difference. The sole and heel are plastic, so they are not too hard but support my foot.

Re: Shower footwear

Teresa on 2/19/99 at 00:00 (004949)

I use an outdoor plastic chair. It cost $3.99 and it works great. I have a shower without a tub so it fits in there and works great.

Re: Shower footwear

Robin on 2/19/99 at 00:00 (004951)

Found a great pair of rubber pool sandals at K-Mart. They actually have a decent arch in them,certainly good enough for the shower. (I do pool therapy for my knee and I also wear them in the swimming pool.) Only cost $8.00 -- a bargain. I live in the south where they sell swimwear all year, but my suggestion would be the K-Marts and Walmarts of the world, pool shoe department. If you have daytime shoes like Birks or Mephistos, I would look for a waterproof shoe with the same type of structure.

Re: Shower footwear

Elise on 2/20/99 at 00:00 (004967)

I wear a rubber, massage sandal called Sideouts. It has very good arch support, but it does not have a raised heel. I bought them at a shoe chain called Famous Footwear

Re: Shower footwear

barbara2 on 2/21/99 at 00:00 (004981)

I use a pair of Okabashi plastic sandals, good arch support, they're plastic. Got them at Long's Drug store for $6.95. Good investment.

Re: Shower footwear

Diane F. on 2/22/99 at 00:00 (004999)

I found the Okabashi in cvs at the end of the summer, they were on sale at half price and figure why not try them. Love them in the shower, can now shower without pain :) Wear my birks in the house and inserts in my hiking boots when I go out. The help on this board is the greatest, thought I would have have been in a wheelchair by now. I can now walk around almost normal, still have problems but I feel the caring people on this site have given me back control of my life. There are some really bad days but really good ones too, a vast improvement of constant pain and lack of ability to walk right, day after day. Thank you :)