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Posted by Charla on 8/20/01 at 14:42 (057291)

I know I read somewhere on this site about some clogs that were supposed to be especially good for pf. If anyone knows about them or has any experience with them, please respond. I go barefooted all the time and have just started having some success getting relief with stretching and anti-inflammatories. I think I need something around the house so I will have support without wearing closed in shoes all the time.

Re: Danskos

Carmen H on 8/20/01 at 17:04 (057316)

I am swearing by Dansko shoes. http://www.dansko.com or http://www.thewalkingco.com
They are about $104.00 but worth every penny.
From what I read above I have to ask are you going barefoot at all?
If you are I would highly recommend that you do not go barefoot at all. Not even in the shower. It made my PF worse in the first week I had it when I was not told by my POD to wear shoes at all times.

Re: clogs

Julie on 8/21/01 at 02:12 (057386)

Charla, I think it may beBirkenstocks that you've read about. They are a well made, foot-shaped shoe, with excellent arch support and toe grips that encourage your toes to work as you walk. They have helped many of us here. They don't suit everybody, but if they are right for you, they should help you.

Find a store that stocks a good range (there are literally hundreds of styles which you can view on theBirkenstock website) and get fitted by a fitter who knows how they should fit. You won't necessary take the same size as your regular shoes, and most people think the right size is 'too big', because the footbed overlaps the foot by 1/4 - 1/2 an inch at the toes. Also, the straps should not be tight: your feet are meant to move in them. It's the action of the feet that hold the birks on your feet.

Please: stop going barefoot: it's the worst thing for PF. You're re-injuring the fascia with every step you tape. You should be wearing shoes with good arch support ALL the time- yes, even to go to the toilet in the middle of the night.

You don't say what is being done to treat your PF. Have you seen a foot specialist? You need a full examination, including a gait analysis to determine if you have biomechanical faults so that the cause of your problem can be addressed with a comprehensive treatment plan.

You'll find it helpful to read the heel pain book, which contains a great deal of information about PF and the ways in which it can be dealt with.

Re: Birkenstocks

Julie on 8/21/01 at 02:15 (057387)

Charla I meant to say that once you've been properly fitted forBirkenstocks and know the size and style that are right for you, you can order them on line from the German website at about half the retail price. Don't do this, though, till you know they suit you. Your feet need to get used to them, so they need to be broken in slowly. I feel it is best to buy a pair in a store, and then order more on line: it isn't really fair to buy a store pair and try them at home and then return them when you decide you like them and want to buy on line.

Re: Danskos

Carmen H on 8/20/01 at 17:04 (057316)

I am swearing by Dansko shoes. http://www.dansko.com or http://www.thewalkingco.com
They are about $104.00 but worth every penny.
From what I read above I have to ask are you going barefoot at all?
If you are I would highly recommend that you do not go barefoot at all. Not even in the shower. It made my PF worse in the first week I had it when I was not told by my POD to wear shoes at all times.

Re: clogs

Julie on 8/21/01 at 02:12 (057386)

Charla, I think it may beBirkenstocks that you've read about. They are a well made, foot-shaped shoe, with excellent arch support and toe grips that encourage your toes to work as you walk. They have helped many of us here. They don't suit everybody, but if they are right for you, they should help you.

Find a store that stocks a good range (there are literally hundreds of styles which you can view on theBirkenstock website) and get fitted by a fitter who knows how they should fit. You won't necessary take the same size as your regular shoes, and most people think the right size is 'too big', because the footbed overlaps the foot by 1/4 - 1/2 an inch at the toes. Also, the straps should not be tight: your feet are meant to move in them. It's the action of the feet that hold the birks on your feet.

Please: stop going barefoot: it's the worst thing for PF. You're re-injuring the fascia with every step you tape. You should be wearing shoes with good arch support ALL the time- yes, even to go to the toilet in the middle of the night.

You don't say what is being done to treat your PF. Have you seen a foot specialist? You need a full examination, including a gait analysis to determine if you have biomechanical faults so that the cause of your problem can be addressed with a comprehensive treatment plan.

You'll find it helpful to read the heel pain book, which contains a great deal of information about PF and the ways in which it can be dealt with.

Re: Birkenstocks

Julie on 8/21/01 at 02:15 (057387)

Charla I meant to say that once you've been properly fitted forBirkenstocks and know the size and style that are right for you, you can order them on line from the German website at about half the retail price. Don't do this, though, till you know they suit you. Your feet need to get used to them, so they need to be broken in slowly. I feel it is best to buy a pair in a store, and then order more on line: it isn't really fair to buy a store pair and try them at home and then return them when you decide you like them and want to buy on line.