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My mother thinks her shoes never fit correctly. She needs something safe and comfortable to walk in. Her foot is so much wider. She always wore a 6.5, but I don’t know where to begin now.


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I’ll agree with the recommendations for SAS, they became all my grandmother could wear in comfort. And the funny thing is, she’d never have worn them at all if she’d had any idea of the price, she was far too frugal to buy anything that expensive. Each time a family member would either take her to get some or purchase them and bring them to her, she’d faithfully give a $20 and ask if that was the right amount, and we’d always say yes, totally correct. It’s a fond memory now. Good luck finding shoes that work!
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NYDaughterInLaw Aug 16, 2019
$20 in 1930 is worth over $300 today. Grandma wasn't cheap!
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We went to the podiatrist, who measured his feet (really wide feet), and then ordered shoes out if a catalogue covered by Medicare. They pay for 1 pair a year.
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Mom's feet have changed so much as far back as probably ten years. I even gave her money to get custom made shoes but she went to casino with it instead! She swells so size in morning is much different that in afternoon. She takes water pills but still swells. Now when we do get her to go out which is not often, she wears Echo leather sandals with three straps that velcro over the top of foot and we adjust them as needed. This works most of the time but not if rainy, but she wouldn't go out in the rain anyway now I know.
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judyberryman Aug 15, 2019
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I agree sketchers are flexible to get on easily, the tread on the soles is great and they are not expensive. I buy them on line for Dad and me. Soft uppers and very good insoles on the women’s-soft
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judyberryman Aug 15, 2019
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My dad loves sketchers.

They spent a good deal of time sizing his feet and helping him find shoes that felt solid and comfy. Shoes should be replaced every 3 months, so buy a couple when you find ones that work.
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The Good Feet Store is great if there is one near you. SAS also has outlet mall stores which are somewhat less expensive.
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My podiatrist said to always try on shoes to buy in the late afternoon, that is when your feet are their largest.
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If you want to order shoes online with free returns then Zappos is great! I went through 9 pairs of slippers before pleasing my picky father. They carry nearly every brand. But not SAS
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My wife is in mid stage dementia and I bought her a pair of UGGS. Not sure I spelled it correctly but they have real not artificial lambs wool from Australia inside and keeps her feet at a comfortable warmth Winter and Summer and they have good slip resistant soles.
They are the first things on in the morning and stay on until bedtime. She has always had cold feet until now. They slip on easy and do come in wide widths. And several colors.
They are a little pricey but worth it. Knock offs are cheaper, but don’t have the real lambs wool inside. Be ware.
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Zdarov Aug 16, 2019
larry, this is good input and I’d never steer anyone away from Ugg. But as someone who avoids animal products when possible, I can testify that the fake fur lined with microfiber vs. suede outside are plenty pleasant, serviceable and warm. Just has to be by a good maker and - repeating a theme here! - Skechers makes good ones. :)
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Don't start ordering shoes online because you're just going to rack up a bunch of return charges and no shoes. Take her to a shoe store and let her be properly measured. The type of shoe will depend on support she needs (arch, cushioning, etc). Look for a very light shoe (some of the sketchers and clark tennis shoes have very lightweight bottoms.

If she walks around barefoot a lot, she will have to get used to wearing a shoe and it will feel wrong until she is used to it again. (Just like summertime when we used to run barefoot for 3 months and then have to put on a shoe!)
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judyberryman Aug 16, 2019
Thank you, I forget that feeling of no shoes to shoes.
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