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    Question Boots for my wife with foot problems?

    OK, my wife has no problems wearing lightweight shoes like the Teva Lava Falls but when we have tried fitting her with boots we keep having major problems with foot pain and feet falling asleep. We tried 2 pairs of Columbia hiking boots, even with them being wide enough she still had problems, and the newest is a really nice pair of Carhart boots made by Redwing. It was wide enough, but once we got out 100 yards her feet were killing her. We are wits end. She wants to hunt and hike with me but little non supporting nonwaterproof boots her feet, knees and back are not going to last. She has problems with those too. She tends to walk on the sides of her feet (outside) of them. Ideas? Thanks.

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    Sounds like a trip to a foot specialist is in order...

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    Absolutely what tyrex said. Problems with back, hips, knees, and feet are all inextricably linked. A visit to a specialist might very well result in one of those "why did I wait so many years to do this?" moments.
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    Lathrop & Sons are podiatrists that sell hiking/hunting boots. They really helped me a lot but I'd guess that your wife probably needs a visit to a local foot doc.

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    Try Wolverine boots...they come in wide widths and work great for long hikes, wet weather, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VernAK View Post
    Lathrop & Sons are podiatrists that sell hiking/hunting boots. They really helped me a lot but I'd guess that your wife probably needs a visit to a local foot doc.
    I agree Sir, I too, have been using them for years, I also turned a young man on to them this year, who just completed a difficult hunt with his girls. He also had suffered severe foot trauma in the past.
    He was most appreciative in his thanks for getting boots that supported, him and fit right, Allowing him to keep up with his kids on the tundra for a week.


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    Inserts sometimes can help. My doctor recommended I try "Superfeet" inserts (they sell them at REI) and they really are a great insert. I have foot problems also and the inserts have helped a LOT.
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    Thank you everyone!

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