I need shoes with removable insoles, so I can put my own in. Ecco, Clarks and M&S Footglove suit me but sometime in a wider fit or half a size up. No heels though so formal dos are a nightmare!
I use Hotter shows, Reiker or Remonte. I put gel inserts in, usually buy a size bigger and pick ankle boots with zips you can undo for days when my feet are more swollen.
Allison from Bristol
I wear Alegria and Softwaves. I can put in my insoles if I want to but I’ve found the removable insoles that come with them are great. I can now wander around with my dogs without pain in my feet. They're a little expensive but I wait for the sales and have found they’re both very good quality and hard wearing.
I've had severe rheumatoid arthritis for many years, and also had operations on my feet. About three years ago I discovered memory foam insoles and never looked back. If you make sure the inner sole is removable in all new shoes, these can be replaced regularly with memory foam now very cheap to buy. I use them in all my shoes, sandals and slippers.
Mrs M Marshall, Elvington, York
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