posted by: freePOrnaoa in General on August 30th, 2011
I am loving a website called Podiatry Shoe Review these days. Written by a doctor of podiatric medicine named Cathleen A. McCarthy, Podiatry Shoe Review recommends shoes that are good-looking and good for your feet, from a medical perspective.
I love that Dr. McCarthy is one of our readers and recently commented on one of my posts, which is how I found her website. Her wonderful website makes very specific recommendations for different types of ailments, and I highly recommend you go check it out now if you’ve got foot troubles.
Dr. McCarthy recently reminded her readers in a post how important it is to have full support in the front, back and middle of the shoe, and I thought of all the shoes I have that my foot could easily slide out of because there is no support strap/slingback at the heel. I also realized because of her how much harder my leg and calf must work when I don’t have full support.
Dr. McCarthy recommends a rigid sole, but a cushioned insole. These Earth Razzle shoes (pictured) I just purchased on major sale at The Tannery in Boston fit the bill, and I am loving the comfort!
In an effort to take better care of my plantar fasciitis that has flared up over the summer (probably from walking a ton in bad shoes), I am looking for new shoes for the fall. I can’t wait to get more Earth shoes for fall, but I’m looking for more extreme comfort/podiatrist-seal-of-approval boots and flats for the fall and winter. The kind of flats and boots Dr. McCarthy would approve of. Black or reddish preferred. Not too giant like a boat, and not too frumpy or cutesy. Sleek and streamlined, and as handsome as orthotic-type shoes get, but with tons of support and a very cushy insole. No wedges. Suitable for everyday wear.
Any recs, readers? Especially from those of you who suffer from plantar fasciitis or are podiatrists?