Why You Need This Post Op Shoe for Toe & Foot Fractures
After foot surgery, freely moving around can easily undo the repairs your surgeon made. Therefore, post-op recovery from foot surgery typically involves a period of immobilization, followed by several weeks of progressive weight bearing and motion, including the use of a walking boot or a medical shoe for broken foot care. Eventually, you will likely need to go through a physical therapy treatment to return strength, flexibility, and balance to the affected foot, ankle, or leg.
This broken toe shoe was specifically designed to provide mobility, protection, and support for day-to-day activities following toe and foot injuries or surgeries, including:
- Broken toes
- Hammer toes
- Lisfranc fractures
- Plantar fasciitis
- Heel fractures
- Morton's neuroma
- 5th metatarsal break
What if I sprained or broke my ankle?
We recommend our short, cam walking boot or air walker after you sprain or break your ankle. For these boots provide compression and stabilization around your ankle. Depending on how tall you are, as well as the location and severity of your ankle injury, a tall walking boot might be ideal compared to short walking boot. Anybody 6’ or taller should purchase a tall walking boot for proper support, protection, and immobilization of their foot and ankle. In addition to ankle sprains and fractures, tall walking boots can help with some lower leg fractures.
5 Reasons Why People Love This Broken Foot Walking Cast Boot
Finding the right shoes following surgery for a broken or injured foot can be a daunting task. This post-operative walking shoe offers unbeatable support and protection after a foot fracture or plantar surgery. Following is a list of outstanding features that make this post-op shoe a good choice in comparison to other surgical shoes on the market:
Wide Footbed & Square-Toe Design
What makes this one of the best post-op shoes? For one, this orthopedic surgical shoe has a wide footbed and square-toe design, which acts as a bumper to provide extra protection and prevent your toes, especially your pinky and big toe, from rubbing against the brace or some other surface.
This orthotic is available as both a women’s post-op shoe and one for men. The difference is that the foot fracture splint for women is a bit narrower. However, each version of these versatile shoes for broken foot treatment comes in a variety of sizes, which can be worn on your left or right foot thanks to its squared footbed.
Deluxe EVA Foam Insole
Soft, padded lining along the inner portion of the shoe and a lightweight foam insole makes this broken foot cast shoe comfortable for extended periods of use.
The EVA material that our insoles are made of is a dense foam polymer known as Ethylene Vinyl Acetate. The durable material has a superior shock absorbing quality, making our flat-bottomed shoe for broken toes ideal to walk or stand on. The insole on this post-surgical shoe can be removed, which is convenient for instances where the use of a pressure-relieving insole or arch support is needed. Plus, the padded heel area of this particular post-op shoe helps prevent slippage.
Rigid Rocker Sole & Non-Skid Tread
Adjustable Velcro Straps
Three customizable Velcro straps help accommodate post-surgical bulk, bandaging, and swelling after sustaining a foot or toe injury. Immediately after surgery, you will need more space due to swelling and dressings. But eventually, you will no longer need to wear bandaging and inflammation will subside. You can simply tighten and trim the straps on this post-op foot surgery shoe as this occurs.
Another bonus of these short shoes for a broken foot is that these Velcro straps are much stronger than most. That is because they are medical-grade Velcro straps, which are 10 times stronger than the retail-grade Velcro you’ll find on braces at CVS, Walgreens, or your local drugstore.
Low-Profile and Lightweight Fit
A semi-open style and airflow-friendly material makes these post-op sandals more breathable for all-day comfort. This surgical walking shoe has a relatively low-profile fit, allowing users to remain active and independent throughout the recovery process and continue daily activities such as driving, for example.
Frequently Asked Questions About This Surgical Medical Shoe & Foot Brace
What conditions / injuries does this post-op shoe treat? Perfect for use following toe, foot, and ankle surgery or injuries including broken toes, hairline stress fractures, post-op bunion removal (bunionectomy), hammertoe, Lisfranc fractures, plantar fasciitis, sprains, strains, bruised foot bones, metatarsal fractures, general foot pain, and more.
How does it work? This post-op foot splint is designed to provide mobility, protection, and support for day-to-day activities following toe, foot, ankle, and leg surgery or trauma.
Who can wear this brace? Available in sizes ranging from a SMALL - FEMALE to a XL - MALE, fitting a wide variety of adult women and men, as well as some teenagers and youth. (Shopping for your child? Click here to view our pediatric foot support braces for toddlers and kids.)
What size should I get? To choose your size, view our sizing graphic in the images above. This walking cast shoe is universal, so it will fit your right or left foot. Ladies with US women’s shoe sizes 10+ should order the male version based on their equivalent US men’s shoe size (1.5 sizes smaller).
When should I wear it? This toe, foot, and ankle brace can be worn throughout the day for post-op support. Ask your doctor before wearing this shoe while sleeping.
What is it made of? This broken metatarsal treatment brace is made of a hard rubber sole, EVA foam insole, polyester lining, and medical-grade Velcro straps.
Can I drive while wearing this orthopedic slipper for hairline fractures? Yes.
How do I put it on? Undo the top strap. Loosen the bottom and middle straps. Place your affected foot inside the shoe, making sure to slide your heel to the back of the shoe. Fasten the bottom Velcro strap, repositioning the small, adjustable Velcro piece for a tighter fit. Reposition the small Velcro piece and fasten the middle strap. Slide the top strap through the plastic D-ring, tighten, and secure. Note that each strap can be trimmed, if necessary. However, once the straps have been trimmed, the brace cannot be returned.
Washing Instructions: Made of a ridged rubber sole, EVA foam insole, polyester lining, and medical-grade Velcro closures.
The non-skid tread provides extra stability while walking.
Wide, square toe design acts as a buffer for protection.
Rigid rocker sole allows for a more natural step.