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Shoe choices following hip replacement surgery?

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My mom is in the rehab hospital following a hip replacement surgery. I am looking for help in finding comfortable shoes that will be easy for her to put on.

She wears a 9 narrow.

I just ordered a pair of leather Hushpuppies and another pair of leather Propet brand walking shoes for her from Zappos that are in her size, and use velcro fasteners.

Do any of you wonderful ladies that have had this surgery have any suggestions??

Thanks for any help !!!

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Eileen in ­VA1325172908.287163 PostsRegistered 8/25/2010

My mother-in-law had hip surgery a few years ago and she won't wear a shoe unless it has a rubber-like or crepe sole because she's afraid of slipping. She also prefers flats (loafers over tied shoes) that have at least a half-inch sole, as the true flats don't provide enough support for her. Since she's had to forego her beloved 4" heels, she now likes her shoes to have an animal print or some bling to add interest. She's had good luck with Talbots shoes in the past. Good luck to your Mom!

namealread­ytaken1325179450.328421 PostsRegistered 7/13/2009

I was unsure if you were talking about dress shoes or shoes for wearing to rehab. I recently underwent hip surgery and I wore my Cole-Hahn mules and a new pair of Uggs mules which have great soles and great comfort, leather and soft as can be. My DIL who supervises a rehab unit worked with me at her home, and I did not officially go to a rehab unit which is recommended. She was tough on me but it paid off.

I did not wear dress shoes/heels for about 4-6 weeks afterward but started out in a wedge heel to begin. I had an easy recovery. Not everyone does, but that is understandable. I am due for another one in the near future and I am saying prayers that it will go as well.

Patt411325180756.26768 PostsRegistered 7/23/2010


I have recently had both hips replaced and have worn Ecco shoes for some 20 years. They are the only brand I can wear now and get the comfort, ease of getting on and style that I need. You can find them at Ecco.com, Amazon.com and Zappos.com. You will be doing yourself a great favor by choosing these shoes. I have tried many other brands and Ecco always wins hands down.


nomless1325181007.615380 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

Two hip replacements for me. Shoe choices are lots easy now than before surgery. I like flat, lightweight shoes. Not athletic shoes....they're too high off the ground. I like having good "road feel." My favorites are Simple shoes (and these are relatively inexpensive) in bothe the tie version and the slip-ons and Uggs flat tie shoes (not the boots).

Running ou­t of return$1325223923.09935 PostsRegistered 4/24/2009

Betula clogs. The best.

dakotacher­yl1325244935.7531524 PostsRegistered 12/12/2008near Mt Rushmore

Thanks so much for the info ladies...I'm off to surf the net and look for these brands!!

TRAVELER1325255617.412078 PostsRegistered 12/14/2004Alaska

try footsmart.com They have a foot problems/health section

I always think about The Night Listener or Catfish when I post.

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