Are you addicted to your Fit-Flop’s but find that you need more support?
A wonderful alternative is…
The Easy Spirit Heel Riser Sandal.
At $24.97 at Footsmart,
this is an excellent choice for a casual sandal that is similar to the Fit-Flop but offers more support and comfort. If you prefer to try on the sandal, J.C. Penny’s usually carries the Heel Riser.
This sandal has a thick, rigid sole that is very protective of the foot joints and offers superior biomechanical control because it has forefoot, midfoot and rearfoot strapping. Even though the sole is thick and rigid – it has a lot of cushion that allows for more shock absorption and comfort.
If you are currently wearing the Fit-Flop
(or any flip-flop!) and you are experiencing rearfoot pain such as Achilles Tendonitis or heel pain, I highly recommend that you “bump up” to a shoe with rearfoot control! With the Easy Spirit Heel Riser, you get the added benefit of the midfoot and rearfoot strapping, which offers more biomechanical control of the midfoot and rearfoot joints – resulting in less mechanical strain of your tendons, muscles and joints. Not to mention your knees, hips and lower back! More biomechanical control means less mechanical strain, less chance of injury and significantly more comfort.
Overall, I highly recommend the Easy Spirit Heel Riser for casual wear because it is protective of the foot, has good biomechanical control, wide, soft straps and it’s lightweight.
Not to mention the price is fabulous!
This Sandal IS Recommended For Patients with:
Mild to Moderate Hammertoes
Mild to Moderate Bunions
(Limited range-of-motion of the 1st toe joint)
(No motion of the 1st toe joint)
Mild Achilles Tendonitis
Corns & Calluses
Mild to Moderate Edema (Swelling)
This Sandal is NOT Recommended For Patients with:
Neuropathy (Nerve Damage)
Peripheral Arterial Disease (Poor Circulation)
History of Ulcerations
Moderate to Severe Hypermobility
Posterior Tibial Dysfunction
I have as yet to talk to a patient who owns this sandal that doesn’t love this sandal!
Hope this was helpful!
Dr. Cathleen A. McCarthy
For More Info –
Check out my articles on this blog:
“My Feet Hurt – Top Ten Things to Do To Relieve Foot Pain Today.”
“Shoe Recommendations For Patients Recovering From Lisfranc’s Fractures.”
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