Outstanding shoe. If an operation could do, what these shoes have done for me, I would insist they were the best surgeon alive -- or dead.
If I had always worn such shoes, I doubt I would have injured my ankle so bad to start with. I was playing a lot of racketball, despite the pain.
Eventually that ankle just kinda crumbled in one place. They called it osteochondritis dissecans . I called it a lot of pain, I was on a walker, crutches, had surgery. And it still hurt and I limped badly much of the time,
They repaired it best they could, but it looks "horrendous" my recent doctor said, when he saw the X ray. Horrendous is not a word surgeons use lightly. They can't do much for my ankle, I should have injured a knee.
Even after losing about 40 lbs, it hurt, and I often, typically, limped. I had to give up tournament table tennis and racquetball.
I found these shoes and they have just the right amount of cushion, I guess, It made all the difference. I can walk, walk fast, no limp most of the time, play table tennis -- but I won't be reckless and run. I ride bikes. I have to be careful though, and walk on even surfaces, and not run.
I also put in the same brand cushion heel things.
Almost any other shoe-- even wear them for twenty minutes-- and often Im limping. I was very lucky to find these. Not magic, just good shock absorbing right in the spot I need it. I can play a little table tennis now, and walk an hour or two. Compare that to keeping a walker in the truck, and crutches at work.
I still get pain in the ankle, it's not 100% or even 80 or 70% of what it was, but its USABLE and I do most things fine.
PLEASE continue to make them I wish they had dressier shoes, different looks, but the same support and cushion. People I know are just accustomed to me wearing them, even to dressy events, weddings and so forth. No one cares what you wear anyway. The look great IMHO,
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