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    shoes and swelling feet!

    i'll be starting a part time job come august and i need to ... ok, maybe not NEED but would like to have at least three pairs of "nicer than sneakers" kind of shoes.

    i have two pair of ballet flats already, but my feet get a bit swollen after a while and it's kind of embarassing to have your feet start to ooze over the top of your shoe like a peep in a microwave.

    i already bought two pairs of dress slacks that are talls so hopefully they'll cover my feet enough. usually my ankles show when i have jeans on, so i figure the talls will sit right over the ooze line.

    but still! the concern for marks and sores are in mind knowing that's how my feet get. any suggestions as to what type of shoe will look dressy and not kill me?
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    ewwwwww "ooze"

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    http://www.amazon.com/Womens-Skecher...2198379&sr=1-1

    Cali-I wear a lot of dresses in the summer, just bought the shoes linked above, in gold. They're ok. Ballet flats fall off my feet, these don't.

    F**kin' shoes. Bane of my existence.

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    i was thinking of getting those kind. ballets fall off of mine too at the heel because of the angle of my footrests, even though i have no foot drop, my shoes are bastards and won't bend. ARGH!

    the thing is i love shoes! and now i can't wear most of what i like.
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    Tall Boots!!!!

    I have been wearing tall boots for the last year and haven't had any problems with swelling in my feet. I get them just below the knee or mid calf and they compress my legs enough so my feet don't swell. I used to have horrible problems with swelling in my feet wearing standard shoes, but boots have changed my life!!! Plus they are super cute and get ones with zippers and they are super EASY to get on!

    I just got these awhile ago and LOVE em!
    http://www.zappos.com/n/p/p/7278526/c/3.html
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    Cali have you tried a size larger then you normally wear? That's what I ended up doing with my running shoes last year. I also got a prescription for really light compression stockings from my dr, they look like black dress socks, there must be a more ladylike/feminine version of those ont he market because I know the medical supply store has a poster up with a woman wearing a short drsss with compression hose that look like nylons. (hey what can I say I'm a leg guy & I notice stuff)

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    much to karl's dismay, i don't care for boots, plus i think the heel may give me a problem in my chair. i'll look into them to see if i can find a sleeker pair more more dress slacks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by canuck
    Cali have you tried a size larger then you normally wear? That's what I ended up doing with my running shoes last year. I also got a prescription for really light compression stockings from my dr, they look like black dress socks, there must be a more ladylike/feminine version of those ont he market because I know the medical supply store has a poster up with a woman wearing a short drsss with compression hose that look like nylons. (hey what can I say I'm a leg guy & I notice stuff)
    i don't have a problem with sneakers, it's the ones that are strappier and have an open top. it's like my foot is a tube of phillsbury dough and once it finds a way out...*pfff!* there's swelling.

    sorry for the marshmallowy yeasty food analogies, but i just can't help myself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cali
    much to karl's dismay, i don't care for boots, plus i think the heel may give me a problem in my chair. i'll look into them to see if i can find a sleeker pair more more dress slacks.
    Going off on a tangent here, sorry Cali but why is it that every woman I'm in lust with has one major fault?? they're either allergic to dogs, allerigic to boots or allergic to me

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    Quote Originally Posted by canuck
    Going off on a tangent here, sorry Cali but why is it that every woman I'm in lust with has one major fault?? they're either allergic to dogs, allerigic to boots or allergic to me
    o sweetie pea, at least you didn't find one allergic to deisel and buses. *hug*
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