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Heel counter substitute, Richard?

Posted by adam p on 4/19/02 at 14:58 (080334)

Richard, would you say that a mid-ankle height or 'boot'
moccasin construction has properties like those of a low-
cut shoe with a heel counter? I've scoped out a shoe of
this description or those doofy 'boot' dress shoes for
support and/or a platform for orthotics.

These shoes only have about 3 pairs of eyelets (however).

AP

Re: Heel counter substitute, Richard?

Richard, C.Ped on 4/19/02 at 16:13 (080348)

It is hard to say. Noramlly, a moccasin type shoe, such as a deck shoe, has a pretty flimsy heel counter. If you find it in a catalog, I would call the company and ask them if it is made with a firm counter.
Richard

Re: Heel counter substitute, Richard?

adam p on 4/23/02 at 17:29 (080873)

Thanks.

You would think that these shoes, like a hightop
athletic shoe, would be more likely to prevent
excess eversion and inversion.

These are unusual shoes . . .like Bass Weejun
dress penny-loafers with eyelets and a high-top.
I'm quite sure they have no heel counter in them
by my inspection.

Thanks again.

AP

Re: Heel counter substitute, Richard?

Richard, C.Ped on 4/19/02 at 16:13 (080348)

It is hard to say. Noramlly, a moccasin type shoe, such as a deck shoe, has a pretty flimsy heel counter. If you find it in a catalog, I would call the company and ask them if it is made with a firm counter.
Richard

Re: Heel counter substitute, Richard?

adam p on 4/23/02 at 17:29 (080873)

Thanks.

You would think that these shoes, like a hightop
athletic shoe, would be more likely to prevent
excess eversion and inversion.

These are unusual shoes . . .like Bass Weejun
dress penny-loafers with eyelets and a high-top.
I'm quite sure they have no heel counter in them
by my inspection.

Thanks again.

AP