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Bad back and need boots and shoes!

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lexiepuppy Wed 19-Feb-20 18:42:33

I have osteoarthritis in my lower back.
I continuously where Fitflop boots in winter and sandals in the summer, but they are not the most attractive of designs. But they are comfy and help my pain.

Are there any other brands out there that will help me walk without increasing my pain? Thankyou 💖

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lexiepuppy Wed 19-Feb-20 23:43:45


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TheHumansAreDefinitelyDead Wed 19-Feb-20 23:46:00

Fitflop are top!

lexiepuppy Thu 20-Feb-20 03:47:00


I guess I will stick with Fitflops, I just come under attack from my daughter about how unstylish they are!

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Mumof1andacat Thu 20-Feb-20 04:40:37

Could you not have inner soles made that could then be put in to shoes?

PatricksRum Thu 20-Feb-20 05:30:22


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ArriettyJones Thu 20-Feb-20 05:37:34

I have lumbar issues. I recently bought some of these. They are comfortable, the support is good but also the grip is excellent (I have taken a couple of tumbles since being stiffer).

I know it’s not quite what you’re asking, but might be a consideration once the ice starts.

lexiepuppy Thu 20-Feb-20 08:06:54

I fled an abusive marriage and left hospital made inner soles behind. I would probably have to get referred again, and my GP surgery are very money conscious. My daughter said I should do this again!


I like the look of those boots! Thanks.

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Spyinthewild Thu 20-Feb-20 08:10:09

Merrells are really good. I didn’t wear mine two days ago, walked six miles and was in agony. Switched to my merrells yesterday, walked the same and I am fine.

Sooverthemill Thu 20-Feb-20 08:58:33

@lexiepuppy go back to GP. They will refer you again, or you may be able to call original hospital yourself.

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