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Hi am visiting London next week and there is bound to be a lot of walking. At the moment I wear Clarks sandals but they are still uncomfortable. Can anyone help with a quick fix or best shoes for comfort? Many thanks

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  • bobbers9 bobbers9 rebecca50894

    Hi rebecca ,after completly rupturing my achillies tendon ,

    And having a history of foot problems

    "Sketchers gowalks "

    have saved me so much pain.they are so comfortable .and

    worth every penny .i buy them online .

  • sandy29182 sandy29182 rebecca50894

    Hi Rebecca, I agree with bobbers. Sketchers are my go to shoe. But I have developed plantar fasciitis from walking for short periods of time (I am 16 weeks post injury). I have added gel heel pads to my shoes, which helps. Have fun in London; walk safe!! Listen to your foot.

  • karen 04673 karen 04673 rebecca50894

    I have been wearing "Fit Flops" pretty much all the time for the last couple of months. I found them to be more comfortable than my running shoes because they have a little bit of a heel and that helps take some of the pressure off of my achilles.

    • sharlene00799 sharlene00799 rebecca50894

      I love the Clarks flip flops/thong sandals for Achilles problems, but the key is to buy new ones quite often if you walk a lot. The rubber cushioning in the heel wears down. If you're looking for a running shoe - Asics are honestly 100% the best for any activity or sport for people with achilles problems. I also have the most comfortable pair of Merrill wedge sandals that I can shop in all day (that is, prior to the rupture of my Achilles!) I also recommend calf raises and lowering as often as possible and paddling the feet when relaxing/lying down! Keep thOse heels and calves stretched! 

    • rebecca50894 rebecca50894 sharlene00799

      Thank you so much Sharlene for all your excellent advice and ideas. I am unable to wear a lot of my shoes at the moment because of the swelling in my ankle. However I will not let it spoil my trip to London. I do have Merrill trainers which are normally very comfortable but unfortunately the back of the trainer touches exactly where the painful part is, the same goes for my walking boots.

    • sandy29182 sandy29182 rebecca50894

      Hi Rebecca, I am not sure if this will help or not. But it did help me.

      I recently travelled to the interior of our province and spoke to the Dr. before I went regarding swelling in my ankle. As I was attending a wedding and planning on wearing a dress, I did not want to look too bad with my feet. He recommended an over the counter (but in my province of BC you need to ask the pharmacist for it) water pill. I did this and was very glad I did. I thought this meant I would be taking many bathroom breaks, but I did not need to do so, more than I would normally go.  And the pills did help to keep swelling down. I ended up being able to wear sandals with cushioned soles and had no issues at all.

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