It seems like an oxymoron. Many women don't think it can be done. So many patients ask if such a thing exists. It becomes a foregone conclusion. Do you sacrifice fashion for comfort or comfort for fashion.
One answer that our Houston podiatry practice often suggests is using a custom orthotic in the shoes. This is especially true if there is any instability in the foot and ankle mechanics that causes bunions and hammertoes. Unfortunately, not every shoe can accommodate a custom orthotic and, frankly, not everyone needs a custom orthotic. In fact, I always counsel my patients that a custom orthotic does not make an uncomfortable shoe become comfortable.
My friend and colleague, Dr. Michele Colon has just launched a line of shoes called 34 Minutes. Why 34 Minutes? Thats how long it takes for a woman to become uncomfortable in her fashionable high heels. The shoes will be available in the fall of 2012 and truly marry fashion and comfort. The shoes are designed by Dr. Colon to ensure that you can look good and be comfortable all day.
We'll keep you updated about 34 Minutes and where they will be available. Don't give up! Relief is not far away.