• 2 months ago

    OA shoes?

    I am 20 years old and was recently diagnosed with early osteoarthritis in my big toes. Does anyone have any shoe suggestions? I have Oofos flip flops that have nice arches but I need something for walking around campus all day. And I was wondering if Chacos would be any good.

Responses

  • 2 months ago

    RE: OA shoes?

    Hello.

    I love Crocs. I have several pairs in different styles including sandals. I get mine and my wife's at Amazon.com
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  • 1 month ago

    RE: OA shoes?

    Another online place that is excellent is
    Spenco.com. Spenco shoes have been around for decades. I have bought many sandals in the last five years. My Podiatrist office has their magazine. You Might flip when you see a pair of sandals for $65. Keep in mind, you get what you pay for.
    Good luck
  • 1 month ago

    RE: OA shoes?

    I just found Addidas CF (comfort foam) slide sandals and sneakers. They are so comfortable, it’s like walking on pillows! You need to get one size smaller in the sandals.
  • 1 month ago

    RE: OA shoes?

    Keens. Pricey but they last and have great support
  • 1 month ago

    RE: OA shoes?

    I've been wearing Easy Spirit for years. They have good arch supports and come in a variety of styles. Their flip flops are great for my feet in the summer. New Balance sneakers/ athletic shoes work for my feet, too. I cannot wear Sketchers.
      • 1 month ago
        : thanks for the info! I like New Balance's style of shoes. Do you know what number is best?
      • 1 month ago
        No, I don't know which number is best. It depends on if you want walking shoes, running shoes, or cross trainers. I always try them on with the appropriate socks and walk in them. I wouldn't order them on-line.
  • 1 month ago

    RE: OA shoes?

    Clarks are very good too. Stay away from flip-flops they are the worst shoes to wear ever. There is no support or coverage for your toes.
      • 1 month ago
        : I love flip flops too much to not wear them in the summer. I wear ones with the most arch support I can find!
      • 1 month ago
        Easy Spirit flip flops DO have built in arch supports. They even earned my Chiropractor's approval when he watched me walk in them from behind me. They did give proper support.
  • 1 month ago

    RE: OA shoes?

    Look up SAS shoes. They have many styles with great arch support.
  • 1 month ago

    RE: OA shoes?

    There isn't any research that links shoe wear to bunions (or osteoarthritis). You may find this video on how to mobilize a bunion helpful - mine began in my teen years and I've used these exercises since.

    How to mobilize your bunion: https://youtu.be/jCr3wbKFUFA

    Also - the key to buying shoes is a wide toe box, not a narrow pointy one, seen in many sport shoes.
  • 17 days ago

    RE: OA shoes?

    My doctor prescribed

    diclofenac sodium topical gel 1%. It has been a blessing.
  • RE: OA shoes?

    Crocs are the best for arch support and comfort. Many styles to choose from on their website, and they always have a sale. That’s about all I wear anymore!