It appears that your MSWorld session has not been initiated or has expired. To renew your session, please click here, then click 'Logout' on the right hand side and log back in again.

Go Back   MSWorld Forums > MSWorld Message Boards > "I Can Relate" Room > Primary /Secondary Progressive MS
Register FAQ Calendar Guidelines Mark Forums Read Login

Primary /Secondary Progressive MS For those living with Progressive MS to discuss treatment options and lifestyle issues.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 04-22-2010, 04:28 PM
Kippy Kippy is offline
Registered Member
 

Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Boston area Massachusetts
Posts: 106
Smile Great shoes and foot drop

I have foot drop and have to constantly think about how I need to lift my toes so I don't stumble.

After looking for shoes that have the toes curved up, I just found the new Clark's Waves......they're not very attractive, but great! The toes are curved, and seem to hold their curve, so I don't have to lift my toes as much as before. Not cheap, but worth the money.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 04-23-2010, 12:40 AM
KoKo KoKo is offline
Registered Member
 

Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Ohio
Posts: 2,250
Hi Kippy

Good for you that you found shoes that help with your footdrop.

You don't wear an AFO, right?

I wear an AFO, but could use all the help I can get picking up my foot. I may check into those Clark's Waves.

Are they walking shoes?

Thanks,
Take Care,
KoKo
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-23-2010, 07:47 AM
Kippy Kippy is offline
Registered Member
 

Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Boston area Massachusetts
Posts: 106
The Clarks Waves shoes that I have are slip-ons and are very supportive. They make my feet sort of roll from back to front, and if I think about "heel to toe" movement, they help a lot. There are also tie shoes that look good but that I didn't buy since I have SAS tie shoes that are pretty good, but next time I think I'll buy the Clarks. I bet the tie ones could be walking shoes.

I don't wear an AFO, but do have balance issues and my legs tire pretty quickly.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-26-2010, 07:58 AM
gilless10 gilless10 is offline
Registered Member
 

Join Date: May 2008
Location: St Simons Island, GA
Posts: 13
Rotosol

I just got my Rotosol Catalina shoes from footsmart.com. They really do help me keep from stumbling & use velcro strap rather than lace up - easier to put on & cooler.
__________________

Island Mom
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 05-02-2010, 11:40 PM
pmst1 pmst1 is offline
Registered Member
 

Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Posts: 11
Thanks for telling us about these shoes.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kippy View Post
I have foot drop and have to constantly think about how I need to lift my toes so I don't stumble.

After looking for shoes that have the toes curved up, I just found the new Clark's Waves......they're not very attractive, but great! The toes are curved, and seem to hold their curve, so I don't have to lift my toes as much as before. Not cheap, but worth the money.
Thanks for telling us about these shoes. I'll look for them.
Did you read the poem, April Shower about foot drop?
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 05-03-2010, 12:12 AM
KoKo KoKo is offline
Registered Member
 

Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Ohio
Posts: 2,250
Hey pmst1

I read the April Shower poem. I absolutely loved it You have a terrific talent!

You were able to put a lighthearted spin on one of your MS struggles. Very Clever

Hope to see more of your poetry!

Take care,
KoKo
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 05-03-2010, 06:26 AM
ploy1475 ploy1475 is offline
Registered Member
 

Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: pennsburg,pa
Posts: 10
Smile foot drop also

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kippy View Post
I have foot drop and have to constantly think about how I need to lift my toes so I don't stumble.

After looking for shoes that have the toes curved up, I just found the new Clark's Waves......they're not very attractive, but great! The toes are curved, and seem to hold their curve, so I don't have to lift my toes as much as before. Not cheap, but worth the money.
I also have foot drop, Clark has another shoe, Privo, it is like a sub of Clarks I wear them all the time toes turn up and I have two pair that have zipper on the top for ease in puttin on. They now have a sandle it is great because very very light weight and airy, but the toe area is cover on the tip. most major dept stores carry them good luck.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 05-07-2010, 06:41 PM
Kippy Kippy is offline
Registered Member
 

Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Boston area Massachusetts
Posts: 106
Where could I find the April Shower poem? I'd love to read it!
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 05-07-2010, 07:29 PM
tommylee tommylee is offline
Registered Member
 

Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: colorado
Posts: 722
I love Clark shoes!
Great support, very comfortable, slip on and off easy, and good toe protection when I kick something or stumble.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 05-07-2010, 08:33 PM
KoKo KoKo is offline
Registered Member
 

Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Ohio
Posts: 2,250
Kippy

To read the poem April Showers, go to the top of the page.

You will see * Home * Who We Are * Donate * Living MS

Click on Living MS.

Then look on the right side and click Arts & Culture.

Scroll down and look for April Showers.

Take care,
KoKo
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 06-21-2010, 06:38 AM
MSLazarus MSLazarus is offline
Registered Member
 

Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: western massachusetts
Posts: 41
I have a Walkaide that lifts my leg ...

When I wear the Walkaide I do not stumble which is great!
I do not wear my Walkaide all the time and I am less stable when I am tired but...it is an extrordinary help for much of the time.

I will look at these Clark's--a great shoe--I think I wore their "Desert Boots" and "Wallabees" when I was young and still hopping around the world!
__________________
"Be the kind of woman that when your feet hit the floor each morning the devil says:"Oh Crap, She's up!"

Currently on rituxan
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 06-22-2010, 03:26 PM
singlemom singlemom is offline
Registered Member
 

Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 2
I recommend Sofft or Privo Shoes.They are absolutely comfortable.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 06-23-2010, 11:43 AM
JudySz JudySz is offline
Registered Member
 

Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: brunswick, OH (near Cleveland)
Posts: 766
Used to work at Macys shoe dept. No Clarks are very attractive to me, but they are a great shoe and as you said, well worth the money. I also like Crocs.......

Shoes are a sore subject with me lately since I had to get rid of all my very high heels.....Luckily dd loves them, so I sent them to her.

JudySz
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 06-23-2010, 04:06 PM
NYJenn's Avatar
NYJenn NYJenn is offline
Registered Member
 

Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: NYC USA
Posts: 205
Thanks for the tip re: Clark shoes.

I have foot drop, too, and am always looking for leather-soled shoes, that don't grip. It keeps me from getting tripped up. They are not easy to find. But many Italian shoes are made with leather/smooth bottoms.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:54 AM.