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#1 Vee

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Posted 21 September 2007 - 03:55 AM

Hi all,

I know this subject has been brought up before, but I wanted to share in my new find.
I wasn't sure if I should put this in the ScleroDen or not, but it does pertain to those of us who suffer from painful feet.

I went to a "work shoe" store in my area about 3 months ago, when my doctor wanted me to try a shoe brand that specializes in clogs and casual shoes for my feet, since I stand all day. She said that a good many medical professionals wear these. So off I went in search of. I ended up at a store that had them and let me walk around for awhile in them. I was amazed at how hard they were and that my doctor thought I could survive in such a shoe. So I all but gave up when I noticed some croc-like shoes, in the front of the store. Well I tried them on, thinking that I could use them just to run around the house in, since I don't have luck with comfortable slippers. I haven't taken them off since I bought them. I've, even worn a hole in the bottom of them. I went from barely being able to stand for 2 hours at a time, to doing a full 8 hour day again. I couldn't believe the relief they gave my feet. (If you want the brandname, please PM me)

The only problem that I have with these shoes are all the holes in the tops of them. I'm a hairdresser, so all the hair clippings get into my shoes, and if you've ever had a piece of hair stuck in the bottom of your foot.....well, trust me, you don't want to experience it. It's like glass slivers. Anywho, while we were camping this summer, I found some other shoes that are also a clog type shoe, but they top is closed, no holes. They didn't have the size I needed or I would have bought them out! I went online and found a store near me that carries a few styles. I'm going there today to check them out.

I just wanted to let ya's know. From what little I could tell about the ones I tried on up north, I think they are even better than the others because they had a little orthopedic insert, and these are nursing shoes. I cna't wait to try them. I just hope they have my size! I'll let ya's know what I find out.
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Warm and Happy to you! Vee

#2 barefut

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Posted 21 September 2007 - 10:58 AM

Vee,

I know exactly the shoe you are talking about! My sister bought me a pair and I ran out and bought myself another because if I have learned one thing about clothes and shoe shopping it's If you find something you really like, buy 2! (at least).

I don't know how many times I have gone back to replace an article I love only to find out the store does not carry it anymore or they have quit making it!

I too have abandoned all my other shoes. I will PM you and see if I am correct in my guess but I think I am........

Happy Happy Feet!
Barefut

#3 jefa

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Posted 21 September 2007 - 11:37 AM

Thanks, Vee and Barefut and anyone else who may have had a good experience with certain shoes. We are working on an addition to the Disabilities page with sources, so please PM me the specific brand names of your faves. We will research and add the reputable ones to our list. Thanks.
Warm wishes,
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#4 Maddy07

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Posted 21 September 2007 - 04:26 PM

Forgive my "newness" here but is there a reason you can't just say the name of the shoe?

I understand limiting conversation about pain medication and such. But if we find something that could help so many, can't we just say what it is? Because now I'm nosey and wanna know too! :D
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Posted 21 September 2007 - 08:29 PM

I'm not new and I don't even have trouble with my feet, but I also would like to know!

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#6 jefa

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Posted 22 September 2007 - 02:21 AM

Hi, folks. Fair question. The reason for not allowing brand names is to keep the forum from being plagued with sales pitches. Here is the Forum Guidelines paragraph referred to:

Sales and Recruiting To minimize intrusive sales pitches, we only mention specific organizations, websites, products, brands or stores that are listed on our main www.sclero.org website. We use generic terms like "hand lotion" or "baby shampoo" or just bypass the topic altogether.

Also the mention of a particular brand name tends to give an implicit approval to another forum reader. For example, a recent mention of a specific vegetable oil product by its brand name implied that the brand itself was better than the same oil manufactuered by someone else. While it may seem a bit silly at times, it is better to be consistent and fair. If something is particularly suited to scleroderma sufferers and should therefore be noted by brand, we will try to add it to the site. Forum members may mention or link directly to anything that is linked through the site.
Warm wishes,
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#7 Maddy07

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Posted 22 September 2007 - 05:12 AM

Thanks for the explanation...don't mean to cause trouble!! Happy Saturday all!
Maddy
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Raynaud's, CREST diagnosed '96
Pulmonary Hypertension diagnosed Oct '07
GERD, Inefficient Esophageal Motility diagnosed Jan '09

#8 jefa

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Posted 22 September 2007 - 06:15 AM

No trouble at all! :)
Warm wishes,
Jefa

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