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Sandals I can do - but can't stand flip-flops. It's the strap between the toes that makes me crazy.
Ahhh....go shopping with me and I will help you find the right pair of flip flops. I am an expert in flip flops!
Have always loved sandals. I too didn't like the strap between my toes. Bryn found me a classy pair of leather flip-flops last year in a specialty shop last summer. Like shoes, you have to buy a pair that fit properly...I have a very high instep and both feet have been broken over the years. Bryn bought them in a specialty shop where the clerk knew their stuff. I had my feet measured, I had them sprayed with water and had to step on blotting paper. I even had to walk across the room and climb up and down a small set of steps. Finally; I had to step in a tray of sand to show the contours of the soles. In short, I wound up with a pair that fit beautifully and I love them...they feel great and I think my feet look a little bit sexy in them.
Wow...Is that a particular brand? A client of mine would love to know more about that.
We got them while we were in Canada last year. I think they are a Canadian brand...Clarke's
I asked at the hotel for a shop that specialized in special needs footwear. I can't remember the name of the shop but he sure as hell knows how to fit shoes.-Bryn
As I mentioned, I have a client who has a hard time with shoes and he said he cannot wear traditional flip flops. Sounds like they do good work.
I'm sure you should be able to find a good shop in your area....try any place that advertises orthopedic shoes or that will fit you with orthotic inserts for your shoes.
I believe Dr. Sholls' orthopedic inserts will do the job, and not that prohibitively expensive either....
Dr. Scholl's are fine in a shoe and even then they are really just a band-aid solution...the key is still to buy footwear that fits. I'm not sure how well inserts would work in sandals or flip-flops.