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Footwear Survey

A query was recently sent out asking CRPS patients, “What footwear works for you?”

Here are the suggestions:

Footwear Type
Retailers
Number of Responses (n=54)
Price Range
Birkenstocks (Soft-side footbed) Birkenstock USA; HSN; QVC 8 $25-120
Crocs

  • Cloud (extra cushiony)
  • Rx (allows for insoles)
  • Silver (new antibacterial model)
  • Mammoth
CROCS 8 $30-50
Soft socks without seams
(ie, Born, Clarks, WigWam, World’s Softest Socks)

Walmart; Target; World’s Softest

7 $4-9
Uggs/Imitation Uggs

Payless ShoeSource; UGG Australia

6 $37-200
New Balance Sneakers

  • 801 Cross-training shoes
  • Walking shoes with AZORB
  • 843
NB Web Express 6 $75-120
Flip Flops (Reef Flip Flops) Reef 4 $20-40
Clark’s Shoes (Dress Shoe) Clarks 3 $80-120
Z-Coils Z-Coil 2 Custom-fitted
Teva Sandals Teva 2 $40-80
SAS Shoes SAS Shoes 2 $100-125
Ryka Sneakers Ryka Shop 2 $75-100
MBT Shoes MBT 2 $250
Easy Spirit (Fur-lined Soft Moccasin Loafers) Easy Spirit 2 $20-25
Earth Shoes Earth Shoes 2 $100-120
Spalding Sneakers Payless ShoeSource 1 $25-35
Soft Slippers Walmart 1 $4-20
Salomon Sneakers Salomon Sports 1 In-store only
Reebok Sneakers Reebok 1 $50-100
Propet MJ Walker Propet 1 $59
Pedors Pedors 1 $90-120
Nike Free Nike 1 $50-100
Natural Soul by Naturalizer Woods (Casual Clogs) Kohls 1 $45-60
Mion Footwear (Pen Shell Clogs) Mion Footwear 1 $59-89
Merrell Moc Merrell Boot 1 $90
Leg warmers American Apparel Store 1 In-store only
Land’s End mules Lands End
Lands End Coupon
1 $15-40
Fur-lined Slippers Restoration Hardware 1 $20-40
Finn Comfort (Germany) Finn Comfort 1 $175-275
DeerStags (men’s)

DeerStags; JC Penney

1 $40-75
Dansko Dansko 1 $60-100
Born Shoes Born Shoes 1 $75-100
Ballet Slipper Flats Walmart 1 $8-12
Asics (Gel-Cardio Sneaker) Asics America 1 $110
Aetrex (Aetrex Worldwide, Inc.)

Dress, casual, and sports lines of men’s, women’s and children’s footwear

Aetrex 1 $100-120
Adidas Velcro-close padded sandals Adidas 1 $25-35
Acorn Memory Slippers ComfortableShoes.com 1 $25-40

General Suggestions:

  • Cloth-type flats: 1
  • Warm seamless socks for cold RSD: 1
  • Shoes that are one size larger and extra-wide so that foot pads or orthotics can be installed: 4
  • Lined clog: 1
  • Sneakers without backs (Any type of good shoe with support and without a back): 1
  • Rubbing Vicks® VapoRub on the bottoms of feet before putting on socks for sore feet: 1

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Revised:
August 27, 2014