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  • Julie_H
    I have had  RR MS for over 20 years. My most recent episode caused my left leg to weaken and led to dropped foot so that I was tripping and falling often. It caused shin splints and lots of pain in my hip. I found a great PT that got me a brace for my left foot. Now my greatest  challenge is finding proper shoes. I do not need to wear the brace all the time, but when I do wear the brace it needs to be in a tie shoe. When I do not wear the brace, I need flat shoes with good heal support--but looks good. Any suggestions as to finding the proper shoes?
  • Lisa_Jo
    I have had  good experience with Doc Martens.  Leather, multiple styles and they will help you fit with your brace.  Good luck.
  • leesa
    As a rehab nurse sometimes we find high top tennis shoes helpful. They can hold brace. Or just hold your ankles in the position that fits you. The laces can be adjusted too. Maybe the elastic ones? there is a bit of trial and error and it is best to try and get the laces permanently adjusted so it is not a daily challenge. I hope that helps best wishes
  • Marerob
    I have had  RR MS for over 20 years. My most recent episode caused my left leg to weaken and led to dropped foot so that I was tripping and falling often. It caused shin splints and lots of pain in my hip. I found a great PT that got me a brace for my left foot. Now my greatest  challenge is finding proper shoes. I do not need to wear the brace all the time, but when I do wear the brace it needs to be in a tie shoe. When I do not wear the brace, I need flat shoes with good heal support--but looks good. Any suggestions as to finding the proper shoes?
    Hi Ms Julie Have you ever thought about thttp://www.walkaide.com/en-US/videocenter/Pages/MultipleSclerosis.aspx a different option altogether? Here is something for you to take a look at. I don't know if you have insurance or not. It is something to talk to your doctor about. check out their site http://www.walkaide.com/
  • unterelsbach
    I found my first pair of totally comfortable shoes in years at SAS Shoes.  They're website is www.SASshoes.com.   Hope this helps someone.

  • Delecia
    Hello julie,

                My name is Delecia, I'm sorry to hear about the ordeal with your foot. I was diagnosed with RR MS back in 2009. In reading what you have been going through with your foot, kind of reminds me of what I lately have been expriencing with my right leg and foot. I have been doing a bit of tripping lately, but fortunately I have had my cane or a nearby chair or wall to keep me from actually falling to the ground. Your case is the first I've heard of with this particular problem, and up until now I thought I was just a little clumsy! Thank you for sharing your experience and if I hear of anything on what shoes might help, I'll be sure to let you and others know!!!

                   
  • leesa
    Your welcome. I do not know of a PT in your area but an MS navigator would be able to help you.
  • Julie_H
    Thanks for your advise! I will try that. BTW, do you know aof an MS PT specialist near Westport Connecticut?
  • Julie_H
    I tried the walk aid but could not tolerate it. Thanks 
  • Julie_H
    Thanks so much for the recommendation. There is a store near me and I will try it!
  • Julie_H
    Delicia,

    Thanks for your email! I have been using a brace designed by Dynamic walk  that really helps lift my foot. I do not need to wear it all of the time, but when I take a walk for any extended period of time. It really helps and was covered by my insurance. I got it through my PT referral to Biometrics in Trumbull CT tel 203-592-5130. Tom fitted me for it and I am happy to recommend them! Good luck.
  • Delecia
    Julie,

     Thanks so much on replying to my e-mail so quickly! And I appreciate the information about the brace, I will definetly check into it. Thanks again!!
  • jefferymhaase

    I am late to answer but I think you should wear senso shoes of nike brand as they are very comfortable to wear in this situation so buy shoes online of this brand as you will get these shoes at less rate by going online.

  • jnecarolina

    I have found that western boots work wonders with drop foot or symtoms of.  Try to stay away from traditional, as a heavy wooden heel only makes matters worse, try for rubber instead.  A great brand would be Ariat, as they have wonderful stability and a natural toe lift. I have been wearing boots for about 5 years, and cannot wear sneakers or sandles anymore without tripping over my foot.

    Best of luck!

     

  • aaronmatlack

    i have drop off and fail at the grocery store the other day so time for something to help. not sure what kind of brace to buy as on line you see so many. any help would be appreciated. 

     

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    Hey Julie, nice to meet you! if you're looking for an online shoe store, I'd recommend the findmyfootwear.com. This is an excellent site for online shoes, as I recently ordered my favourite shoes from there as well. Thanks for your blog and I hope you could find your shoes there.