As the title says really - I'm only 17+3 but am struggling with a seriously swollen foot and at the moment can only wear flipflops. However I'm starting to panic as the bad weather will be starting soon (I use public transport so 10/15 min walk to the station, 15/20 min walk at the other end twice a day so flipflops won't cut it in the rain and snow!)
I've already tried Clarks' widest fit and tried on a friends' size 6 Catterpillar boot yesterday (I'm usually a 4 or a 5) and couldn't get my foot in
I would've recommended Clarks, as they've helped for me, but that's a non-starter. Have you considered 'traditional' Doc Martens? Good support, big fit, and great for public transport users in crap weather (speaking from years of experience in all cases)? Can't really be worn with skirts, but not too much of an issue in snow...
And I know this sounds odd, but would you be able to wear big wellies on the way in and then change into something at work- just thinking in total extremis?
If you're feeling a bit flush, there's a brilliant site called duoboots.com. I'm not exactly that svelte to start with, but I got a stunning pair of knee high boots from there a couple of years ago. They also do shoes in different width sizes, so you might be able to find something there.
Thanks everyone - after a miserable trail to town I've ended up in a pair of size 7!!! Clarks pumps - not ideal but I can put up with them for now #
3littlefrogs - yes to all of the above, I'm currently off work as I'm in lots of pain. Been to doctors though - they referred me to DVT clinic, I had to self inject blood thinners for a week and a half and had 2 leg scans so not that. Doctors just said it's one of those things I'm fed up and moany - every step hurts and I can only see it getting worse!
Ho hum - I know other ladies who've suffered constant sickness etc so am lucky in some ways - the joys eh??
Thanks - I've been a few times, feel like they're brushing me off and treating me like a fussy preggers woman. I'm not one to make a fuss - never usually go to the doctors (prob maximum of 6 times in my adult life pre-preg) but I'm so frustrated. Apparently it's 'normal' for my foot to increase by 3 shoe sizes and for me to be in constant pain / limping from 11 weeks!