Cast off and shoes

I am so excited that I am finally getting my cast off tomorrow! It almost feels like Christmas!!!  The time has actually gone by pretty quickly. Other than the one incident of cast anxiety I had due to a too tight cast, it hasn’t been too bad. I am hoping I won’t have to sleep in my boot. If so, I will ask for a night splint. I have not been sleeping too well lately due to the banging around of my cast every time I move (I toss and turn a lot).  Do you recommend an even up? If so, where is the best place to buy one. I want to buy a good pair of shoes. I have tennis shoes, but I need casual shoes for work. I am a teacher and am on my feet all day. I teach full time during the day and twice a week in the evening.  I will need shoes that are orthotic friendly and are extra wide. Any recommendations will be welcome. Thanks!

4 Responses to “Cast off and shoes”

  1. Hi Julie, congrats on getting out of the cast! I would definitely recommend Evenup. I believe it allowed me to get to FWB in the boot very fast. It also will allow you to have even gait when walking thus not putting any unnecessary pressure on your hips. I ordered mine on amazon.

    As far as regular shoes (not for sports, but for walking) I used sketchers with memory foam. The extra padding was helping with heel pain that occurs once one starts walking again. They have wide range of styles, colors and widths, but it is most important to try them on. The brand does not matter as much as how comfortable they are for your feet. the important thing would be some sort of memory foam padding. I was adding silicon heel pad on top of that.

  2. Congrats on getting out of the cast Julie! Agnes covered it all. Yes get an evenup (I also got mine on amazon) and get some comfie shoes. I just went to big5 when they were having a shoe sale and tried a bunch of tennies on until I found some that felt good for both feet. I think SAS has good shoes that are also orthotic but I haven’t been to one of their stores in a while.

  3. Congratulations on losing the cast! I’m not exaggerating when I say that was one of the best days of my life. Sounds funny, but I hated that cast so much. Being able to take my boot off and put my leg up on the couch each evening was like heaven.

    I also got an EvenUp on Amazon but ended up returning it. I had a pair of hiking shoes that matched up okay so you might see how it feels with a thicker-soled shoe on the other foot.

  4. Thanks for the input! So far I am like ving the boot, and will order my even up Thursday ☺️

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