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I was in a tennis shoe about 2 weeks after my austin bunionectomy. I had to go up a full size in order to fit with the swelling. About 2 months later I bought new shoes a 1/2 size down and they fit great now. I am 5 months post op. I am slowly getting into flip flops...I love em! But I cant wear them for long because I have a low arch. I bought dansko's and they were the best purchase I have ever made!!! I love those shoes and they have a great arch in them for me. I can wear them all day and my feet wont hurt at the end of the day. They are a little tight because of the swelling I still have but they are great to wear.
I had severe bunions and surgery for both feet that is now OVER WITH!!
The first sandal that I was able to wear was not a flip flop because of the inner area of the great and second toe being too tender.
I got a pair of sandals from Wal Mart with a rigid bottom (that is very important at first). The sandals closed over the top of the foot with velcro.
Therefore, it was an adjustable top. They weren't ugly either!
Tennis shoes worked but they had to have wide access to place the tender foot into them.
I just by pure luck had some expensive, trendy shoes that I had purchased for my pathetic bunion accommodation way before the surgeries.
These were the ABSOLUTE BEST SHOES post surgery.
They had an adjustable strap over the top arch of the foot and an adjustable strap at the back of the ankle. I was able to slip my foot into them and then adjust.
Eventually, you will be able to fit into just about anything post surgery.
However, be PATIENT for it takes a good six months for things to resolve themselves......................

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