Appropriate sandals

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Hi, wondering wchich type of sandals did your surgeon recommend as appropriate footwear? Those with the toe post (between the first & second toe) OR those with a strap running across (from the base of the big toe to the base of the little toe)?

I am concerned that the former would deviate my 1st & 2nd toes and the latter rubs right against my bunion. (It is now 6 weeks after my operation).

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    Almost 5 weeks since my op and I have been recommended flip flops with toe post. Wear them for short periods at first.  These sandals support your feet well.

    these can be expensive but I got mine for haOf price off shoetique

    excellent value.

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    Although I was in plaster casts for the first 6 weeks my

    surgeon recommended good sturdy shoes once casts were


    Have also seen the podiatrist twice, 4 and 5 months after OP

    and she said FitFlops and the like really are not good for your

    feet as they offer no support whatsoever.

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    I am wearing toe post sandals with no problem . You can also try Vionic orthopedic sandals which aligns your feet and walking is easier with them on. They so tow post and other styles as well . I like toe posts as they don't run against the scar.

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    Hi, thanks to everyone for their reply. At 7 weeks after surgery, my feet are still unable to fit into my trainers, hence, my question in relation to open toed footwear.

    (I am not ambitious with footwear as I consider being able to get into trainers my end goal - no heels nor fancy shoes for me! )

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      Hi.... I should of added that although my surgeon said I'd be ok

      to wear my normal shoes at my 6 week check the only

      footwear that I felt comfortable wearing until 13 weeks post

      op wear my surgical shoes. And although now being able to

      wear trainers with orthotic insoles Fitflops are my at home

      everyday footwear. I don't wear heels as I'm more into


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