Lifts can be discreet when done via splitting the sole. 5/8″ heel, 3/8″ ball, and 0″ at toe makes for balanced walking and discretion. Barely noticeable when being worn. This person had a hip replacement that resulted in this discrepancy.
Our pedorthists and technicians care about how you look as well as how you feel. We then get a KICK out of subtly striping the lift so it goes away even more!
There are many causes for Drop Foot, where literally the forefoot is unable to come up (dorsiflex) so that toes clear the ground during walking (swing phase of gait). The muscles that enable dorsiflexion (bringing up forefoot) are weakened because of stroke, neuropathy, or some other cause. AFO’s or Ankle Foot Orthotics are prescribed fit so that plastic runs from behind leg, then under foot and keeps the foot from dropping. These generally work well. BUT shoe fitting can be a nightmare since they make the foot 1-2 sizes larger. Fortunately, we carry several models that have double depth to help with fitting.
BUT the FOOT-UP Device can be used INSTEAD of the AFO for some patients. Who? Those with milder cases of foot drop. The ADVANTAGES are COMFORT, EASE OF FIT, and keeping the muscles of the affected limb from as much atrophy. Clients/patients love them. These can be effective and enable wearing of existing lace shoe wardrobe, at least for part of the time. It’s obvious if this isn’t a good choice and we have inventory in stock to try out.
Comfort Shoe Specialists are the foot problem solvers!
One woman told me it saved her marriage. Another said that her 2 sons were able to bring their shoes in from the garage…and she had hated walking past them even there!
My friend Bill told me that his wife became more loving! Not exactly sure what he meant by that…but happy that he’s getting more love!
I recommended it to one elderly woman because I could smell her feet even with her shoes on. She was very grateful.
Let’s face it: SMELLY FEET STINK!
Lavilin Foot Deodorant stops smelly feet IMMEDIATELY. The amazing part is that it doesn’t take the entire jar either. Applied just once/week after a shower and the cycle of contamination starts to crack. Odor is from bacteria on the feet. Bacteria that thrives in dark, damp environment. When you begin to eliminate that, the cycle is broken and rarely comes back.
Got Stinky Toes? Let’s Talk!
NEOS may not be beautiful, but they work beautifully! Essentially waterproof, slip resistant shoe coverings that fit over any footwear. Pants legs tuck in with draw-string to hold in (see arrow) then Velcro closure down front with adjustable instep strap. This means the boots can fit over any type of shoes, versatile as can be.
We have clients who wear sandals year round and this enables them to go out and/or keep appointments in bad weather.
Several years ago, we had a man come in who did not own shoes due to his size. We cast him for custom molded shoes then fit him with 1/2″ think plastazote inside of a pair of these. He had some protection during the 4 weeks to get his custom shoes then he had boots to wear during inclement weather. WIN-WIN is going for the GOLD with the best possible solutions. That’s what we do!
You got toes? Let’s talk!