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Ugh. Bunions and plantar fasciitis. What on earth can I wear on my feet this summer? Comfort does override style, I'm afraid, but can't even find comfort.
Same problems here. 2 hours in a 2 inch heel last weekend left me in agony I fashioned myself a bunion splint out of cotton wool pads and wore my brogues. I then went and bought some fit flops and omg !! The comfort is amazing. They dont look great though, particularly with maxi skirt s and dresses. Think I'm going to get crocs ballerinas in relaxed fit.
Superga have loads more support than any other sneaker I've had (Convese, BenSimon). Maybe just try them on and see. I'd wear mine more except they're a tiny bit too narrow at the toe- a problem due to my duck feet, not the shoe.
I am watching with interest. Ex-ballet feet here. By the time I was 22 my feet were buggered. Heels are right out. Ballet pump types, are out because they're too low slung over my big toe joint (more distorted from pointe shoes than actual, certified bunions). Day to day, I'm in MBT's and in winter, live in flat boots.
Now, recently, I bought a wedge from Clarks (unusual for me). They're called Onslow Holly (pink and tan) and cost £39.99 (and this is the good bit)..... The actual wedge bit is all the way down the sole so, no "heel" IYKWIM. No sloping or pressure on the balls of the feet. Can't link but, have a look on their site. I can actually walk about in them.
Duck feet here too but I am short so need extra height. It's a constant painful and expensive battle. I can rarely find anything in Clarks, everything they do is for narrow feet and I'm more like an EE. I have found Fly London to be pretty comfortable, suitable for wide feet and high enough but there's a compromise on look because they're not exactly chic shoes are they?
I suffered badly with plantar fasciitis for years, still do a bit but it has got much, much better. Fit flops were my saving grace at the worst phase, I have five or six pairs and a pair of boots because they helped so much. Yes they're expensive for a pair of glorified sandals but it was totally worth it for me.
At home I wear crocs as slippers. They are even more comfortable than the fit flops.
But have you tried the prescribed exercises for plantar fasciitis? I saw a podiatrist a couple of times in the last year and was advised to stretch as much as possible and it has been very helpful. Much less pain. I also wear insoles that were made up for me by the podiatrist. If you haven't seen one I would ask for a referral from your GP.
I have bunions and can never find any nice sandals for summer. They are all strappy and my feet look awful however I have just bought my perfect pair from Topshop. Sorry, I don't know how to do links but they are this season, Gold with thick woven straps and were £30. I wore them yesterday with a summer dress and they looked lovely.
Before my mum had her bunion removed, she had 2 pairs of footwear, fitflops for summer and ugg boots for winter, she couldn't get anything else on, even after her bunion removal she still wears the fitflops as they are so comfy.
I have just bought a pair of Lotus footflex sandals (reduced to £6.49 in the catalogue shop fact fans). They are EEE width fitting wedge sandals which probably have a touch of the old lady about them but figure they'll look ok with my clothes rather than beige crimpoline. Anyway they work with bunion bulges, and are leather uppers and lining so they have to be worth a go. My feet are killing after walking 2.5 miles in converse even with orthotic insoles so desperate times call for desperate measures.