I know for many with rheumatoid arthritis, a supportive shoe is best for their feet. I haven’t found that to be the case for me. In fact, the brands I tried that worked for others killed my feet almost instantly. This boot does offer a wide toe which I have found to be mandatory in my shoe selections, but it doesn’t offer a lot of support. It feels more like wearing a heavy slipper. The surprise I had with these boots is that even on the worst of this mild Chicago winter, I didn’t need to wear socks. The inside of the boots are completely lined in sheepskin! In the past I would wear a couple of pairs of socks on my morning walk in an attempt to keep my feet warm (it didn’t help) and the results were that I felt the circulation was being cut off in my foot. With the Adirondack, I never wore socks and not once came home with cold toes. Cold fingers, yes, but NEVER cold feet. I have worn them all winter as my shoe of choice for morning walks and to work and they have proved to be a good friend. My only complaint is my feet would sometimes get too warm when I was teaching. But pain in the balls of my feet and into my toes, never!!!!
With an early spring this year, I have had to move away from my Uggs and back into my Vibram Five Fingers. Although I love my Uggs, there is a certain freedom to being back in these minimalist shoes.
Plus, I have purchased two new pairs of minimalist shoes for this spring and summer that I will do reviews on soon:
|And of course I will be spending a lot of my nonworking hours barefoot, my number one choice.|