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Comment : Shoes
Posted by Diana_W on Sun 7:37pm 14 November 2004
Thought I'd start the shoe chat on your diary instead of on the regular discussion site.
Anyway, yes, two sizes larger for the bad foot. That's because I have to wear an ankle brace and ace bandage all of the time until the OS pronounces me free.
I've gone back and forth about shoes. At first, I thought I wanted the biggest and baddest high tops I could find to protect my leg and ankle. However, with the swelling, it isn't gonna work, especially if you do PT. Several people on the board said that they wore a regular shoe and regretted it. Seems that everyone has to find a short-term remedy for shoes. Too bad you have to buy 2 to get just one. For now, I'm sticking to cheap Walmart velcro shoes that fit.
When it gets to be winter, I have no clue what to do. Tried on my winter boots the other day, and they wouldn't fit without a lot of pain. I got some Yaktrax slip-ons for the velcro shoe. They're like tire chains for shoes. They're pretty cool, so I'll probably use those until I figure out what else to do.
Yaktrax.com. Take a look.
- Shoes - Diana_W Sun 14 Nov 2004
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