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High Heels!!!

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I'm with Ann, Cat. What foot are you getting? I'm trying to study up on feet as I plan to get a new one within the year.

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Ive got a Flexi-Symes......absolutely no use to most of you :lol:

Will start a new thread when I've got something to tell you all about.

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LOL! You are right, Cat. No use to me at all! But thanks for responding! I shoulda known...

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Yes keep us posted Cat! Sounds like something I may be able to use.

And I think I found some boots I could wear! They tie up the back so I could get them on and the heal is small and I could use a wedge to make up for the difference:

http://store.delias.com/item.do?categoryID...mp;brandFilter=

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Those boots look awesome Shelby :)

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Thanks! I am going to get them for my birthday and if they don't work then we will send them back.

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Yes keep us posted Cat! Sounds like something I may be able to use.

And I think I found some boots I could wear! They tie up the back so I could get them on and the heal is small and I could use a wedge to make up for the difference:

http://store.delias.com/item.do?categoryID...mp;brandFilter=

These look good Shelby. For any girls interested here in the UK, take a look at "Simply Be", had a new catalogue sent me this week (but they're online as well), they have some similar boots with low heels, also some with a larger calve (sorry spelling) width, which I think would be useful for me.

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Guest bearlover

Many of flat shoes are more stylish today, and more poplular than ever that is good. They are not so orthopedic looking anymore and some are quite cute. :)

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They are! I have a few pairs of the Steve Madden bunny wedges. They are cute and work too! Macys and any other department store should sell them.

http://www.thisnext.com/media/230x230/Stev...oe_E7020F2B.jpg

I have the leapord (they have a bow, slightly different from the one pictured), the brown, and some shiny red ones.

I also got pink ones from Payless for $20

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Guest bearlover

Also just type in Flate Shoe styles and you will get all kinds of cute sites for us amputees who wear flats!

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I am with you all on the shoe deal. Sometimes it's the small things that bother us the most. I used to LOVE shoes and would have a great time matching outfits to shoes. Not really anymore. I do have an adjustable foot so that I can wear some small heels but they seem to be small spiky heels that aren't good for stability or short heels that look like something my grandma would wear!

My question is why can Heather Mills wear such high heels? I cannot find a company that even makes a foot that can work with heels over 11/2 inch heels. I know she has tons of money but aren't these things available to other people?

caroln

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Guest bearlover

I think Heather has more of a stump than most. This is what my prosthetic told me when I asked him that very question. I have 6" below the kneee. He told me that Heather has a lot more remaining leg than me.

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I have her book, A Single Step, and there are pictures in it. Her residual limb at that time did not appear to be more than 6 inches. She had a revision last year (an Ertl?) but I don't know if she lost any length with that.

I'm with you, Carol. I have a heel height adjustable foot but I still can't wear heels well, even small ones. She wears them like it's her natural leg/foot.

I don't care what anybody says -- I miss SHOES :(

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I do too! I saw some amazing shoes at the Beyonce concert last night and I was sooo jealous :(

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more man stuff!

I did a lot before my accident.

I like shoes too.

I prefer boots. (max heel probably 3.5cm)

95% of time I now wear deck shoes.

Have an allen key and make my own adjustments to the fixed foot.

A flat heel is is need ed to walk bear foot round the house.

just starting to move away from the decks at home and learn "the walk" with smartere footwear.

When I get final NHS prescription hope to get an elation foot (not for Jimmy Choos!)

Will look at buying for self a specailist skiing job ( http://www.freedom-innovations.com/product_overview21.html)

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Just so you all know, RSL Steeper have just started (on Monday) selling a brand new heel height adjustable foot, set to rival the Elation. It has (marketed) 2 inch heel height adjustablility, however when I was looking, we managed to get 2 1/2 inches of heel height.

The advantage of this over the elation is that the cosmetic ankle cover is glued onto the foot, meaning that the cosmesis is a lot better than the elation. The cosmesis is also retained throughout range of ankle motion. The ease of adjusting the ankle is also superior to the elation. Looks like one of the best heel height adjustable feet on the market currently anyway.

Sorry long stumpers though, same build height as the Elation.

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Does it have a name Ali? :)

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I knew someone would catch me out on that. Yes it does but you aren't going to find it out till I go back to work on Monday :P

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I knew someone would catch me out on that. Yes it does but you aren't going to find it out till I go back to work on Monday :P

Teaser :lol:

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I don't really understand why nowadays there is such a problem with being able to wear heels.

Thirty odd years ago I was wearing two to two and half inch heels, on really old type basic feet, with metal limbs. I am bilateral, and the feet were fixed to accommodate that particular height, so I more or less wore the same shoe day in day out.

Nowadays, my heels have to be a lot lower, maybe its to accommodate the various components.

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If RSL Steeper and College Park are part of same company, then the foot is called the "Accent". It was just released on April 14th. It looks good, but I'm wondering if it has as much energy as the Runway??? May have to try one for comparison's sake.

Karen

AKA

Orlando, FL

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Thanks Karen :D

Here Tis

Accent

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I have a AKA and have a foot that accomadates high heels but it is not very successful does anyone have any ideas which foot is best for AKA please? I desperate to start wearing heels again although I have lots of flat sparkly shoes sometimes they are just not appropriate when I'm going to more dressy functions.

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