I am asking for your input

I am asking you, my friends and fierce supporters, for input.  I am asking for your input on a personal/medical issue that will dictate what shoes I wear to work.  Sounds silly but please read on.

I have been avoiding acknowledging pain in my left foot for approximately 6 months now.  It is to the point that in my efforts to not place too much pressure on my left foot, I have actually over-compensated and caused pain in my right hip.  That is where I drew the line and said, maybe I should have this looked at.  But did I, no!  Yesterday, as I hobbled out of my office, in excruciating pain, I noticed a foot specialist immediately across the parking lot of Visionary Properties.  I limped into the office and made an appointment for their first available time, which was today.

The diagnosis, Morton’s Neuroma.  Simply put, I have inflammation where 2 nerves in my foot meet.  One injection today, 2 coming up and ONE MONTH of NO HIGH HEELS!  If you know me, you know I LOVE my high heels.  I have absolutely no idea how to dress for work with tennis shoes as my only option.  But, I will do it.

1 month of tennis shoes, Dr's orders

1 month of tennis shoes, Dr’s orders

I would so greatly appreciate any and all ideas you have for me this next month.  I also ask that you bear with me as I openly and honestly struggle with this.  Don’t get me wrong, I can wear tennis shoes, get dirt under my nails, wear no make up, and hair pulled in a messy pony tail.  But that is not how I typically dress for work.

Well, it is what it is and I will be just fine!  I look forward to your comments and thoughts on mixing professional attire with tennis shoes.  🙂  Thank you!

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8 thoughts on “I am asking for your input

  1. Larry

    Mell: Funny thing, I also have Morton’s neuroma. Last year I went to an orthopedic surgeon who diagnosed it for me. Apparently it is fairly common. It is an enlargement of neurological tissue between the little toe and the fourth toe. The 2 bones on either side of this enlarged neuroma contain and confine (as if they were compressing) this tissue that wants to grow larger, thus the pain. In November I bought a wider pair of hiking shoes and it does not bother me as much but still does. The surgeon said it is the simplest surgery which takes 10 minutes to remove with the caveat that you need to wear a boot on the foot for a month or it could grow back. Give me a call. DAD

    1. Melanie Nemetz Post author

      Thanks for sharing Dad. While I am sorry to know you have this too, I am happy to know you are still able to hike and do the exercise you love. I was thinking about just getting a boot as I don’t want this to get worse. I do love my high heels but I am really struggling right now and I find myself thinking about how I can walk less, even in the office and in the house. Thanks for sharing. For those of you that don’t know my dad, he is a fierce exerciser! He ran marathons, loves to hike, and overall stay fit. I am so happy to know that he can still do his exercise and not be restricted. This is good news.

  2. Lorrie Butterworth

    Try something like this:


    Prada also has a black sneaker, not patent and a bit pricier. http://www.neimanmarcus.com/Prada-America-s-Cup-Patent-Sneaker-Black/prod170400026/p.prod?eVar4=RR_OOS_PDP

    They both offer comfort, support and style and being somewhat dressy for albeit a “black sneaker.”

    You can always go with a basic flat with a little support. http://www.zappos.com/lifestride-deliberate-black-glory

    Just my .02

    Good luck with the tootsies!


    1. Melanie Nemetz Post author

      Thank you so much for your resourcefulness in response to my request for input. I am actually hoping to get out today to look at my options and appreciate you suggesting these! Thank you so much! Melanie

  3. Jeanne Reyer

    Mel, I am in my feet 85% of my 9-12 hour work day and the only shoes that I can wear are SAS. Not sure if you can wear them but if so, they have options. They are a work shoe and are well made. Mine are more comfy than my tennis shoes.


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