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Plantar Faciitis sucks. What shoes do I buy and from where? 
26th-Nov-2012 01:43 pm
No world domination
I didn't do my "I just woke up" exercises while I was on vacation, and paid dearly for it. I spent this past weekend almost crippled from the pain in my left foot. I wrenched my ankle, knee, and quadricep area on my left leg trying to compensate for my foot. Owie. 'Scuse me, I have the dumb.

Last night, I ordered two arch supports, a sleep bootie, and a new pair of sneakers so that I can get back on the treadmill without wanting to cut off my foot the next day.

Now that the Naturalizer store in the mall is gone, does anyone have recommendations for where to shop for dress shoes that have decent arch support?
26th-Nov-2012 06:56 pm (UTC)
I would recommend checking out The Walking Company - there are stores at Dulles Town Center and Pentagon City, so if you buy/try something online, you can return/exchange them locally at least. I love my MBTs from them and my Trotters. I also recently picked up a pair each of Trotters and Walking Cradle dress shoes that are comfortable for me at least and don't kill my feet and I can actually stand and walk in them for long periods of time. Though my shoe needs are a bit different from yours, hopefully you might find them helpful. :)
26th-Nov-2012 07:00 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I appreciate the recommendation. Having some place where I can try things on is a real plus.
26th-Nov-2012 07:51 pm (UTC)
Heh - I just noticed that they even had a plantar fasciitis shopping filter.
26th-Nov-2012 08:15 pm (UTC)
Oh, nifty! I totally missed that.
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26th-Nov-2012 07:10 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I'll have to check out Foot Solutions.
26th-Nov-2012 07:26 pm (UTC)
Comfort One Shoes (has locations all over the DC area). But they are very pricy, so you may want to shop online after you find the brand and style you like.
26th-Nov-2012 07:42 pm (UTC)
Oh! they are actually near work. I could visit them today without killing myself.
27th-Nov-2012 12:51 am (UTC)
This may not be what you're looking for, but I mostly buy men's dress shoes. They are wide enough to accommodate the arch supports and still look dressy with pants.
27th-Nov-2012 05:00 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the suggestion. Right now, I'm looking for flats to go with shorter skirts first. But it's good to know for when I get orthotics and need cold-weather dress shoes.
27th-Nov-2012 05:38 pm (UTC)
All my shoe ideas have already been mentioned, but if you haven't already learned the frozen soda bottle as foot roller trick, I submit it.

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