Some days, I struggle to walk down the stairs when I wake up, I have a foot condition called Plantar Fasciitis . I do it, but very slowly, taking each step carefully and painfully. Its something I don’t really mention on the blog, as most of the time I’m absolutely fine, but then it gets triggered and I unfortunately spend months with my feet hurting. I find it so frustrating, and above all annoying.
Stupidly (I now realise) I joined a running club a few weeks ago. It had been so long since I’d had a flare up, I thought I’d be fine. I’d forgotten to be honest how much it hurt to walk when I do get it. Two days after the run, I was ok, then the next morning wham, I got out of bed, and that familiar feeling was there.
I first got the condition around 6 years ago, and my Dr at the time said it was from over use. I walk everywhere as I don’t drive, so I am on my feet a lot. Apparently it used to be called Policeman’s Foot or Joggers Heal, for this reason.
I was chatting to Mel from Hotter shoes, when I was at a Hotter Shoes event last week, and she suffers from a similar condition to me. She recommended the Hotter slipper, not a cure but something that might help me in the mornings. Now I wear a certain expensive brand of slipper, that I absolutely love but they offer me no support what-so-ever, so I though this really was a sensible idea to try.
Sink your feet into sheer warmth and comfort. Mirabel cossets your toes with its cosy faux fur lining and extra cushioning.With its sturdy sole that ensures stability, Mirabel is an all-round cosy, supportive, easy to wear slipper.
As Mel had said to me, not a cure, but it certainly has been helping. I think it’s the combination of the Hotter cushioning in the sole, the support everywhere, but especially around my heal and arch, and I actually think the warmth might help too.
The soles are the main thing that helps I think with a condition such as Plantar Fasciitis, as they absorb the shock when I walk, especially those first steps. Hotter soles, are filled with millions of air bubbles. I must say my toes have been toasty each morning too. I am going to carry on wearing them, as I have seen an improvement, I’m not exactly skipping down stairs in the morning (I can’t remember the last time I did do that can you?) but the ache is definitely decreased.
I’m actually on the train down to Southampton today. It’s a 4 hour journeyand have them in my case…would it be too much to get changed into them?
They would make the perfect Christmas present, I know they are the kind of thing I ask for at Christmas time. So if you have, or know someone with a foot condition like Plantar Fasciitis I would definitely they visit the Hotter shop and giving both there shoes, and slippers a try.