Re: birkenstock and persistence

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Posted by Diane R. on June 22, 1998 at 17:00:44:
Good for YOU!! Glad to hear you are doing so well. I wore Birks 100% for 3 mths... and even since now after over a year - almost 100%. I can now wear other shoes and not get the pain you talk about but did experience it in the beginning. That's what told me my feet were not all "healed" yet and I felt I shouldn't wear any other shoes until they were.

It is worth it to be persistent however, and I truly believe the 100% approach will get you to pain free, all time, the fastest. It did take a long, long time before I could wear other shoes and not get the pain you describe. Each time I wore a different shoe too soon, I had a small set-back. That's what I believe you are experiencing now when you wear your athletic sneakers.

The Arizona style just happened to be the ones I started with and are very similar to the style you describe. I believe the key is the proper fit and also to NOT have a back strap. I could go on about why that is but won't bore everyone. Feel free to e-mail me directly if you what to talk anymore about all this.

This is such a good site, and I like to keep informed, also... I have a "paranoid" feeling that my PF pain could come back if I do something stupid (must be something about 4 yrs of pain and limping that has made me this way) - so I keep my eyes on the new postings from time to time just in case ... and add my 2 cents now and then if I think I can help someone or encourage them ...

Here's wishing you continued improvement... you sound like you are on the road to recovery. I have heard from many people over the last year+ that doing just as well with the birks, so I know it can be done! Diane R.

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