Monday, August 16, 2010

Charcot Marie Tooth Shoe

Today I would like to talk about shoes for people with Charcot Marie Tooth and orthotics.  After I got my new orthotics I noticed that I started twisting my ankle more.  At first I did not understand but then figured out that the depth of my shoe was too shallow and I had no support on my ankle.  I have been looking for a new pair of shoes with a deeper box that would allow the orthotic to fit in and still support my ankle.  After many days of research and educating mysell. I found that New Balance has the best option.  Its also the only shoe I have worn for the last 30 years so that helped too.

In general New Balance has what they call "last".  A shoe "last" is the mould that was used to build the shoe.  The most common lasts' are sl-1 and sl-2.  Shoes with an SL-2 last have a deeper box and allow the othrotic to fit in.  I have purchased a pair of mw927 walking shoes.  I did this for a couple of reasons.  The last is deeper, to allow my ankle not to twist while still providing room for my othotic which is kinda thick.  Also it has support built in that will not allow my foot to roll outward (Lateral ) or inward (Medial).  New Balance also built this shoe to support the natural walking gait.  I find my foot "flows" better from heel to toe as I step.  All in all these are great shoes and would recommed these to anyone. Click the shoe below to get more details about the shoe.

Cheers,

MM

New Balance MW927 (Men's) - Black

6 comments:

  1. Hi MM. I saw from one of your earlier posts that you tried taking magnesium for your fatigue. Did that help at all?

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  2. Hello jshang, I take Magnesium but its more for my soar back, the Dr's thought it might be related to CMT and other take magnesium for it. I don't think it has helped with fatigue. Vitamin C might be an option for fatigue as I have found that it does seem to help my overall CMT. The best thing for fatigue is to give in and have an afternoon nap. Kinda hard when you are at work,but its the best option I have found. We had to give into naps when we have the chance.

    MM

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  3. Realy like your site, I recently starting building an information resource for CMT sites in ableize the disability directory, hope you and your readers find something worthwhile in Charcot Marie Tooth

    Keep up the good work :)

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  4. Thanks a lot Ableize I appreciate the kind words and yes I want it to be a resource for future CMT'ers as well as my kids.

    Matt

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  5. That's excellent to know. I have CMT and went trekking around India in Asics - they were brilliant because they were so supportive and didn't raise my foot too high with my orthotics.

    Also, try this website www.lovethoseshoes.co.uk - they have some very pretty shoes suitable for orthotics.

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  6. Thanks Amiee, I will check out the site for sure.

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