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Date: 16.04.2020
From: fiskrond

Subject: Hallux Limitus/Rigidus - Men's Shoes

Greetings..

Any recommendations?
A lot of the info online seems to be affiliated websites.. I need to hear from genuine experience

I've been thinking of 'safety' footwear with steel a mid-sole... I'm on a very tight budget
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Date: 18.04.2020
From: fiskrond

Subject: Re: Hallux Limitus/Rigidus - Men's Shoes

I'm 6ft and -100kg
Recently diagnosed with Diabetes Type 2... (amongst other things)
I need to start doing some exercise (walking) to get some physical and mental benefits...
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Date: 18.04.2020
From: lucy

Subject: Re: Hallux Limitus/Rigidus - Men's Shoes

I would ask for a referral to see a podiatrist and see what they recommend for footwear. Swimming is good and easy on the feet.
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Date: 19.04.2020
From: fiskrond

Subject: Re: Hallux Limitus/Rigidus - Men's Shoes

Hi Lucy,
Thankyou for your response. I have seen a podiatrist but feel I got fobbed off and wasn't given enough info to make an informed purchase.
I have just ordered a foot/ankle boot brace (similar to a removable cast?) so I can hobble around the house. The HL is affecting my gait and putting strain on the other bones in my feet... every now and then without any noticeable trauma I end up with what feels like a broken metatarsal.

Unable to go swimming.. have such a bad reaction to chlorine that I get a rash from just being in the building let alone the water.

I will be insisting on further a appointment with Orthopedics once the CV-19 situation allows.

I've been on ESA for years (different reason) and it seems any orthopedic footwear is way beyond what I can afford.. :-/
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Date: 19.04.2020
From: lucy

Subject: Re: Hallux Limitus/Rigidus - Men's Shoes

I have bother with my ankles due to rheumatoid arthritis and all I can wear on my feet are trainers, I used to love wearing nice shoes but can't wear them now, comfort comes first now.

I have heard of people getting shoes made after being referred to the hospital, I thought they were free although I could be wrong. I have special insoles that they made me, they do help a bit. I would definitely get another appointment and see what they can offer you, especially if you are diabetic. Take care
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Date: 23.04.2020
From: Lois

Subject: Re: Hallux Limitus/Rigidus - Men's Shoes

Bumping up
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Date: 30.04.2020
From: fiskrond

Subject: Re: Hallux Limitus/Rigidus - Men's Shoes

Have just taken delivery of a pair of 'safety' boots... steel midsole.
Impressively lightweight, look like a normal pair of casual hiking style (not like you've just come off a building site). Got lucky on the price.. ;-)
Could do with a cushioned insole of one's choice.
Will report back once I've got some mileage on them.. but already noticing the difference just going up/down stairs at home! :-)
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Date: 01.05.2020
From: fiskrond

Subject: Re: Hallux Limitus/Rigidus - Men's Shoes

oh.. PS.. (re Lucy)
I go for boots for the additional ankle support.. but you can also get trainers..
search for "lightweight safety trainers"... Worth a look.. :-)

*the boots cost me <25 delivered, but I got lucky
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Date: 01.05.2020
From: Colin W

Subject: Re: Hallux Limitus/Rigidus - Men's Shoes

hi wecelcome to the site , you can get a OT to refer you to have boots make if you have problems

not sure what size you take but I am on size 14 & got a lot of problems , & had some made to brace my ankles , , good fitting shoes + insoles or boots like you got , work boots can be heavy but if they fit well thats good
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Date: 01.05.2020
From: lucy

Subject: Re: Hallux Limitus/Rigidus - Men's Shoes

Glad to hear you got something to help, fishrond. I will have a look. take care.
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Date: 03.05.2020
From: Colin W

Subject: Re: Hallux Limitus/Rigidus - Men's Shoes

bumping up
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Date: 09.06.2020
From: fiskrond

Subject: Re: Hallux Limitus/Rigidus - Men's Shoes

Colin W... hi,
Size 14 difficult at the best of times... (I'm only an 11..

Found something that may be of interest if you need rigid-soled footwear to pop on maybe for around house....
Look for Troentorp clogs... they go upto a UK 15
Bit pricey, but I'm looking at it in terms of 2/wk for a year.. not so bad then. :-)
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Date: 09.06.2020
From: Colin W

Subject: Re: Hallux Limitus/Rigidus - Men's Shoes

had a look at Troentorp clogs , I tend to buy Clarks Shoes or Hush puppies , they look interesting & well made

just make sure they are good fitting , but they can make brakes to support ankles if you need
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