Post # 1
Hi, everyone: I was wondering if someone out there could help me or at least point me in a direction.
My FMIL is partially disabled (walks with a walker, and is mostly home-bound). Luckily, she has a beautiful dress to wear to the wedding and she’s very excited to wear it. The trouble is… she needs shoes. One of her feet is a standard size and width 7.5, but the other is terribly swollen due to a plethora of medical issues. It has been this way for quite some time, hasn’t improved and probably won’t improve before the wedding. I suspect that the swollen foot is a size 8 or 8.5, and easily a wide width. She isn’t going to be on her feet all that much during the wedding, but she does want to wear some type of dressy shoe. She asked me to try and find her a pair of black flats that aren’t orthopedic/medical shoes.
Can anyone suggest a way of going about this? I’m pretty sure I’m going to have to get her two pairs of shoes to accommodate the two different size feet, but I’m not sure what to do.
Post # 3
call shoe places–payless shoe source is having easter sale…. might be something there that would work
Post # 4
I would look into comfortable brands like aerosoles or naturalizer. You are a good daughter in law to be!
Post # 5
I would buy to fit the bigger foot. You can always put insoles in the other one to help with the size difference. Most of the women in my family have a left foot 1/2 size bigger than the right. So either shoes are falling off or you buy insoles.
I would try payless, target and sears. She sounds housebound, so I’d buy a few shoes and keep the receipts to return the shoes.
You are such a great daughter in law for helping her out. That’s really a wonderful thing that she asked you to help her out, it puts her in a vulenerable position, she must really think you’re great!!!
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Post # 7
Thanks, everyone. I don’t know why I didn’t think of Payless, but that might be perfect. Most certainly in her budget, too!
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Post # 9
If you take shoes to a shoe repair place they will stretch them out for you!
Post # 10
If you explain the situation, many places will also charge for only one pair, or will at least give you a discount for buying 2 pairs.