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Dire need of good shoes

Posted by Kevin on 8/04/99 at 23:02 (009471)

This is my first messsage. I've had PF for a few years and with my condition, I need to have a stiff sole shoe or I'll be in pain in a matter of hours. I have orthotics plus a metal stiffener for my shoes but once the sole starts to flex the pain begins. I have been wearing Nike Air Nakars for the last couple of years but they stopped making them. I can't find a shoe or boot with a completely stiff sole. Anybody have any ideas?

Re: Dire need of good shoes

Paul on 8/05/99 at 06:40 (009474)

Just a thought. Try a touring cycling shoe. You can get some that look almost like normal shoes. Cycling shoes have very stiff soles.

Re: Dire need of good shoes

john on 8/05/99 at 09:32 (009478)

the rockport pro walker has a very stiff sole but you might want a custom insert.some of the prosthetic and orthotic labs sell speciality shoes for people who have diabetes and foot problems. they have deep pockets for inserts and stiff soles. contact our little rock location at http://www.hortonsoandp.com

Re: Dire need of good shoes

Paul on 8/05/99 at 06:40 (009474)

Just a thought. Try a touring cycling shoe. You can get some that look almost like normal shoes. Cycling shoes have very stiff soles.

Re: Dire need of good shoes

john on 8/05/99 at 09:32 (009478)

the rockport pro walker has a very stiff sole but you might want a custom insert.some of the prosthetic and orthotic labs sell speciality shoes for people who have diabetes and foot problems. they have deep pockets for inserts and stiff soles. contact our little rock location at http://www.hortonsoandp.com