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    Default Dodgy feet

    I have dodgy feet at the moment. Plantar fasciitis to be precise at present. I have finally got the message that $8 ballet flats are not for me - devastating. I have upgraded my work shoes to naots, and replaced my joggers too.

    So my questions are:
    If I do end up with orthotics, is it for life, or can I go without them when my feet are fine?

    And, can you suggest some shoes for going out, such as out for dinner. I prefer something for summer with an open toe. Happy to pay a fair bit as long as they don't look too much like comfort footwear.

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    They're not for everyone, but my friend swears by Birkenstocks. Very supportive. You can get all sorts of colours and patterns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JustJaq View Post
    They're not for everyone, but my friend swears by Birkenstocks. Very supportive. You can get all sorts of colours and patterns.
    Oh yes. I am all about my Birkenstocks. I'm also looking for something a bit smarter/dressier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpecialPatrolGroup View Post
    Oh yes. I am all about my Birkenstocks. I'm also looking for something a bit smarter/dressier.
    Try airflex ☺️

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpecialPatrolGroup View Post
    Oh yes. I am all about my Birkenstocks. I'm also looking for something a bit smarter/dressier.
    Silver Birkenstocks? 😜

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    I've been hearing good things about Mox shoes. Haven't hot any myself yet..I can't bear to neglect my birkies

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    Quote Originally Posted by JustJaq View Post
    Silver Birkenstocks? 😜
    o actually nearly ordered some silver ones the other day but I was sure I could get a better price elsewhere. Might still happen.

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    I've been hearing good things about Mox shoes. Haven't hot any myself yet..I can't bear to neglect my birkies
    I'll have a look at Mox. I'm hoping to find something to wear to the work Christmas party. Birkenstocks don't quite work for a cocktail party.

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    Have you seen the podiatrist? My DH's is really bad. He has specific stretches and also had a special sock that helped. Re: shoes not sure how many 'pretty' shoes are available but short periods should be ok.

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    I would definitely see a Podiatrist if I were you, Op. They are worth their weight in gold when you have dodgy feet.

    My DH has Plantar Fasciitis but hasn't been to the Podiatrist and goes to the Doctor instead who's wise words are "stay off your feet", completely impractical of course.

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    If you can tolerate Birkenstocks, try Planet Shoes. They are so so comfy - only ever so slightly dressier than Birkenstocks. Myer sell them.

    http://www.myer.com.au/webapp/wcs/st...&storeId=10251


 

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