... Flip Flops were the only thing i could wear post-op! My doctor okayed my Reefs. I still can only wear flip flops and sneakers and I am a little over 2 months post-op. I have been back to the gym in sneakers too! But I would recommend Reefs or Rainbows (Rainbows are narrow so I couldn't wear them since the swelling) but Reefs are a god-send!
Good luck! (14 replies)
... I contacted my Doctor and he said i'm cleared fo flip flops. ... (14 replies)
... They come in black and brown and are the wedge flip flops, which are may be one inch at the toes and around two inches at the heel. ... (14 replies)
... I learned my lesson the hard way that cute shoes, heels and flip flops will trash your feet. Now I will wear dorky, good shoes forever. I got my second chance and I won't blow it. ... (14 replies)
... I lived in flip flops pre-op summers because of bunions on both sides of both feet. My doctor said if you over-pronate then you need a shoe that will not allow your foot to move around, especially at the heel. Flip-flops are tempting because they will not irritate the incision sites. I see my doctor next week and I'll press him for more information. (14 replies)
... i would wait several more weeks before wearing flip flops. wear a sturdy sandal for the time being. protect your incision. ... (14 replies)
... I don't think flip flops are a good idea. The foot needs more support that than to protect the surgical site. ... (14 replies)
... I would not recommend flip flops right after surgery. Like chic43 said, most do not have any arch support and you'll need that after surgery. ... (14 replies)
... I'm 5 months post and still don't feel comfortable in flip flops...alot of people are though. I find that flip flips in general do not give enough support to the foot, although they might feel comfortable. ... (14 replies)
... Hi All,
So far so good! I'm 5 weeks post op and the Doctor said i'm healing nicely:D
I walk pretty well, just slow for now.
I'm looking for an alternative to wearing sneakers during the summer months. How soon was anyone able to wear sandals, mainly flip-flops?
Thanks (14 replies)
... surgery and has an akin bunionectomy with austin osteotomy done in Calgary. I'd just like to let you know that now all experiences are bad! ... (18 replies)
... Shortly after I had the procedures, my husband noticed that I was 'crunching' my toes when wearing flip flops, and when he pointed it out to me, I had no idea my toes were doing that. ... (0 replies)
... Thank's for that Angela, I think I was being way too optimistic!
It will be so nice to have normal feet and wear a pair of flip flops and not be covering up my feet :)
I'll be very interested to hear how your recovery is going.
Allison (64 replies)
... I can't wear cute shoes that are narrow and I'm self concious of the bunions so I don't wear open toes or flip flops...and I live in Florida on a beach... ... (14 replies)
... Pearl, my worst pain came after the stitches were removed, but the pins remained. As I recall you don't have pins(?). My problem was I walked too much, irritated the healing, and ended up with horrible nerve like pain. I went to the doctor and he ordered me to go nwb for a week! I had been pwb from the start. The nwb worked. I found this board during that setback... (97 replies)
... op from bunion surgery on my left foot. I can wear certain kinds of sneakers, flip flops and velcro sandals. I still have some pain but ice it every night. I can tell when I've been on my feet too much. It usually calms down though over night. ... (90 replies)
... eft one can hold out a few more years. I started having pain all over the foot a year ago, and they both went downhill fast. Oh the joys of middle age! I love flip flops too. I bought a pair called Fitflops. They have a wedge. ... (16 replies)
... So, I'll bite. A bunionette is an earlier-in-life bunion? Located where?
About shoes rubbing, some say don't wear flip-flops, I know, but I can no longer wear any shoe, even the surgical ones without blisters, towards the arch area, in addition to my diabetic ulcer on the sole callus under my bunion. I haven't had any surgery yet. Finally I went to one of the large... (16 replies)
... so yesterday, I tried some flip flops. I shuffled around more than I have been, but it was worth it. ... (4 replies)
... hi All,
I am still experience some shoe problems even though most of the swelling has gone down. I don't know if my foot will ever feel normal but it feels weird when I wear flip flops (not very often, don't worry) because I can't grip my toes right and when I try to wear heels. Then again I've just started trying to wear heels but it just feels funny.
Maybe i'm over... (2 replies)