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Old 01-18-2009, 05:54 PM   #1
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finding shoes after toe fusion

I know I've seen a thread about this before, but I can't find it. I had my big toe fused in September and it is feeling great for the most part. My problem - I can't find shoes that aren't too tight across where the plate and screws are. The only shoes I have found so far are a pair of MBT sandals that cost $250. I don't really have that kind of money to spend on more shoes. I need to start looking for a job, but a lot of places don't want you wearing open toed shoes. So I need to find something that will work. What kind of shoes do the rest of you wear? Someone mentioned before about finding someone to stretch the shoes I already have. Do people that do this have a specialized business? And what would I be looking for to find someone like this?

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Old 01-18-2009, 06:09 PM   #2
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Re: finding shoes after toe fusion

i have a pair of nike air max assail they were 40 i think they have a big toe box and has cusion around the big toe. i got them a half size bigger than normal

Old 01-18-2009, 06:19 PM   #3
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Re: finding shoes after toe fusion

A shoe hospital/repair shop can stretch your shoes for you.

Old 01-19-2009, 05:13 PM   #4
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Re: finding shoes after toe fusion

go to an orthopedic footwear store. they will have everything. i went to the walking co. i also bought my own shoe stretchers at target.

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