2 months today!!

Today is my 2 month mark post surgery. I am in two shoes officially now. I’ve had some trouble finding shoes that feel ok mainly because of the sensitivity of the incision area.  I’ve found that most running shoes rub against it too much so I’ve already purchased then returned two pairs after trying it around the house for a while.

What’s working for me right now is my nike airforce one hightops. Because the back goes up high enough it doesn’t rub the middle part of the scar. I’ve put two Dr. Scholl’s heel cushions in the left shoe and although its still sore after being on my feet for a while, it helps a quite a bit.

Tonight I’m going to celebrate with an evening out with the boyfriend!

5 comments ↓

#1 kiki on 08.23.13 at 3:35 pm

That’s really helpful. I’m on my way to the running-shoe store this afternoon, so I’ll try on some high-tops as well, although my scar doesn’t seem to give me any trouble. I was hoping to go straight to shoes I will use again on that glorious day (in December, maybe??) when I go for my first run…not sure what I’d do with basketball shoes though.

#2 skim92 on 08.23.13 at 3:41 pm

@kiki
Yeah, if you don’t wear them usually then maybe try getting running shoes up a size and maybe it would help. I think the type of runner would make a difference too. Go for ones with a more flexible tongue area so it’s easier to slip your foot into!
I think that may have been my mistake with the nike Lunarglides. The narrower the opening, the more it hurts putting it on!
Good luck!

#3 lodinpdx on 08.24.13 at 11:31 pm

Kiki and Skim - I own more pairs of running shoes then I care to count but none have felt quite right. UNTIL I got my absolute favorites - Nike Free Run (or 5.0) a half size up and put a bit of a heel lift in them. (The heel lift lasted about a month - out now) The upper is a bit softer and the midsole is soft and flexi. They have been the absolute only shoes that I can wear out and about and on the god forsaken exercises machines that do not move! I also copied kellygirl and got a lovely pair of fit flop slides. (She posted a pic a few weeks back.) Those are very comfortable but my foot gets cold easily so sometimes I wear a sock. It’s a good look! I have also ordered and returned many other shoes - no others have worked just yet!

Good luck!

#4 kellygirl on 08.26.13 at 12:44 pm

Glad the high tops work. I have no scar but have spent a lot of time trying to find really comfortable shoes. For me, early on at least, it was not the back but the flexibility or lack of flexibility of the sole that seems to bother me. Congrats on getting into two shoes–almost back to normal!

#5 skim92 on 08.27.13 at 10:12 am

lodinpdx and kellygirl - thanks for all the advice!! now its time to work on losing this added weight gain and get back in the gym with two shoes on!

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