First trainers after surgery

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Can anyone suggest any trainers suitable after scarf/akin and hammer

toe surgery as I have never bought any trainers before. I will be at week 3 so I want to make sure I buy the right ones. The surgeon will be taking my stitches out at the same time so I really need help to get it right. Pretty

embarrassing that I have never had any trainers but I have always been a

loafer girl!

If this is on twice I apologise but this is the first time I have posted on this site.

Thank you.


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    Just as long as you have wide fitting & not tight you will be fine! Maybe sketchers or nikes will be good! 👍🏼

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    I think you'll be really lucky to fit in trainers of any kind after only 3 weeks, if I'm being honest. Do you have post operative boots / shoes? I had bilateral scarf and akin osteotomies, so similar to what you had done, and I was in the lovely shoes provided post surgery for 6weeks, until I saw the surgeon for my 6week check up. Naively, I took my trainers with me, hoping to be wearing them home. I think the surgeon must have known because he told me not to worry about them right away but to wean myself off of the post operative shoes. As soon as I got home, I tried to put my trainers on (which, incidentally, are a size bigger than my regular size) and I couldn't get my feet in them, so he kindly stopped me being embarrassed!! I didn't get any normal footwear on until the 8 week mark.

    All I can suggest is get a size bigger (and wider if possible) and see how you get on. I am nearly 6months post operation and my feet aren't swollen any more, which is lovely, but it's taken time.

    You are very early days. Good luck with the trainers....

    Take care.

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      I have got the heel walking boots and will have them on till

      next week when I have the stitches out. The surgeon seemed

      very pleased today as I had barely any swelling or bruising. I

      have to admit that I have really worked hard these last 2

      weeks, staying in bed with my foot up and only getting up

      for the allowed 5 minutes, it drove me bonkers but I am a keen ballroom and latin dancer and am desperate to get back to it as soon as possible. My age is against me as I am 59 though.

      I will prepare for the worst next week but take them along in

      hope. I am wondering whether to get Clarkes as they do wide? Any thoughts?

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      You're doing well, I was still in my surgical shoe passed 6 weeks.

      I found any training shoe with a wide toe bed fine. The one thing

      I did do was not put the laces in the bottom few holes that way

      when laced up they didn't put pressure on the scar.

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      Good idea, I have to say that my second toe is very sore but hope that this will be better in a weeks time. From what other people say I may not get into shoes next week if they are still tender but it is something to focus on. I think I will just browse for any makes that do a wide fitting ang go from there. I really want a combination of soft leather and width, that might limit me to Clarkes but the good old internet will help out there. My surgeon was insistent that I did nothing for the first 2 weeks and I think this really helped. He has also done 9000 procedures so I think he has got the hang of it now!
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    Hi Theresa I have been wearing sketchers trainers

    have loosened the laces to allow for feet if swelling 

    i have also bought some sketchers on the go you can just slip your feet in them expensive but worth it for comfort 

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    Hi Teresa - I went for Sketchers GoWalk, the material is really soft and the soles are thick so give you protection and they are light. I still wear them and I am two years further on than you! Also many of my friends were so impressed with them they bought some too. Hope that helps.
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