Shoe dilemma yet again!

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I have so far managed to avoid too many awkward shoe moments and generally got away with trainers but I am going to a charity ball on 16th and it is fast approaching.  I still have very limited been on my big toe and so do not see that I can contemplate a heel of any sort and have also found flip flop thong types too uncomfortable.  Considering long dress that covers foot but stuck as to what to put on.  Am eyeing some £50 clarks sandals than I know have a soft base but they are not really appropriate for this do....... I thought I would be back in shoes as had op on 6/1.   

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    Hi Sue, I managed to find some very soft suede court shoes with a very low heel, they worked, looked ok too. Was quite sore the day after, but got through the evening. Good luck. Amanda
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    Really Sue!  That's four months, I was hoping things would be better then.  I'm only month, can only wear Teva active sandal, it has wide supportive sole and strappy upper.  I have tried Clarks and their width only goes to E and that's a closed in shoe.  I am looking at Sandpiper shoes now, they have dressier sandals that would be suitable for evening also.  Trouble is yiu have to order.  I have phoned them and they advise people to order more than one type and return those not suitable.  They are a bit pricey and it costs £6 for delivery, but free returns.  If you go to their site you can put in your post code and they will find a shop near to your address.    I'm still thinking of trying their shoes, and am looking at visiting Sevenoaks as they have some of their shoes.  Good luck, let us know how you get on.
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    I bought some regatta active sandals and thought they were ok but then they left a perfect imprint by the end of the day as think the leather straps were to thin so dug in.  Part of my sticking with one size bigger trainers is that they feel safest and I am able to walk more normally so avoid trouble with my lower back and hip that I had been experiencing.  I have looked on the websites but the costs and such like put me off as well as the returning hassle mainly as it seems odd to buy shoes in that way when fit and comfort is so important.  May end up wearing uggs under a long dress ha ha!  😉
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      I feel the same about buying shoes on the internet, such a fuss, but if it's going to go on as long you and others experience think I might try or find a shop to try some on.

      My Teva sandals are sometimes too tight across the toes so I sewed on some more Velcro which means I can adjust further.  They are comfortable but just need the weather to warm up to wear them without socks!

      i tried some extra large trainers and it was too unbearable to cover my toes.  Maybe it's because I'm only 5 was since op.

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    Hi Sue,

    I really sympathise with you about shoes.

    I am now 12 weeks and I am still having problems finding comfortable shoes or treainers for my feet.

    We went away for a week to the canary islands and I bought some walking saqndals from Hotters for walking which wre comfortable. But now I am back home I seem to have even more swelling and am now back to elevating and icing my foot.

    I had trainers which I could just about wear before the holiday which are now too tight.

    It does seem a very long road to recovery.

    I hope that you manage to find something for your Charity Ball.

    Have you looked at Hotters or Wider Fit shoes. They may have something which is comfortable for you.

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      Thanks.  The width is not too much of an issue as if anything I have very narrow feet.....it is the fact that I have limited flexibility so without a cushioned flexible base and supportive top I would have to shuffle as cannot grip front of shoe much.  This is improving but slow progress.  I think I may have to have a sign that says dodgy footwear due to operation.    May have found a niche in the market for those!,
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      I agree, Hotters seem to have some soft, wider shoes which are not too old fashioned.I think I will try them when I get to that stage, although still in plaster casts for another month
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      Hi, my surgeon said not to fly for 6 months!   Thought that a bit long, as I could do with some sunshine and warmth right now.  Do yiu think the swelling is to dimwits flying, don't know whether to believe him.   I haven't managed any shoes that cover my toes, what week were you before wearing trainers?
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      I flew mid April after man 6th op and was fine. I wore the dvt  socks though and it was only 3 hours.  Felt a bit more swollen for a couple of days but flight home was fine.  I kept rotating ankle and doing heel raises.
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    I sympathise, I'm 12 weeks and trying to wean myself off my lovely comfy trainers even though I'm longing to wear shoes!! What about pumps, I know M&S have padded sole and their Insola ones, fine for evenings, was looking at them for myself last week! Good luck Sue.
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    Sue

    been told that fitflops (expensive) have good sandals, that are both comfy andy  practical. But, rather try and buy than buy yover the internet.

    my op 27/11/14, bilateral and I can't fit into anything else bar trainers, or the very old caterpillar boots I have. Although, prior to the op, I used to wear caterpillar lace up boots to dinner dances, and nobody even noticed until my husband told them.

    just get a beautiful long dress, or two piece that you can use again rather than splashing the cash on a pair of shoes that you probably only wear once.

    oh, and take the crutches - you'll have everyone waiting on you....

    enjoy yourself

    Caroline

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      That is a good tip!  Unfortunately most people know me and are probably thinking I am spinning this whole foot operation out for attention.  I was so sure I would be back in shoes by now but realistically I don't think I will ever be wearing heels again not that I wore them often before.  The thought of crushing my toes in goes right through me and the lack of bend makes it impossible anyway.  Hoping I will be able to get some nice boots later in the year and live in those!  It is very rarely I have to dress up girly so will just have to look odd and mismatched for the evening I guess!
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      Sue

      thats the problem with these ops, as soon as you've got semi normal shoes on, everyone supposes. It's back to normal. I'm trying to educate my husband that I won't be ready for a 12 mile hike during the week beginning the 16th.  I also find that soon as you can walk a semi normal distance, even doctors believe you're pain free and fully recovered.

      anyway, who wants to dress up girly, go in biker leathers and boots - you'll look stunning no matter want foot ware you wear, and nobody will notice.

      go for comfort, all the girls will be jealous, and cursing their high heels.

      caroline

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