While Midwesterners usually look forward to the return of warm weather in the spring, there was something about it that Lisa Kirchhoff had started to dread. It meant either having to wear socks and shoes even on the hottest days; or wearing sandals but dealing with the low back and hip pain that came from not being able to wear her heel lift.
Diagnosed with a leg length discrepancy by a physical therapist when she was in her early 20s, she hasn’t always been consistent in wearing the prescribed heel lift that helps correct the issue—especially when it interfered with wearing summer sandals and flip-flops.
“I admit I’ve often chosen style over comfort when it came to my summer shoe selection,” said Kirchhoff.
But after extended bouts with hip bursitis and iliotibial band (IT band) syndrome that sidelined her love of running, she had gotten better over the years about wearing her heel lift, as she knew it helped keep her hips even, and the pain at bay. However, having to wear regular shoes and socks throughout the summer was still an annoyance, especially when temps climbed into the 80s and 90s in Iowa.
This year, she’s been able to have the best of both worlds: wearing sandals with her heel lift. It’s been possible thanks to the new Heel Lift Ankle Sock that’s designed to hold the Adjust-A-Lift® Heel Lift securely and comfortably—even with open toe shoes, sandals, and flip-flops.
The sock’s micro polyester/spandex fabrication is lightweight and stretchy for comfort and is also machine washable. Available in both black and tan, the slim design conforms to the foot for a seamless look with a variety of summer shoes.
For Kirchhoff, the sock has been a welcome addition and has already been a game-changer in the first few warmer months of Spring. She’s also found that wearing it at times she would normally be barefoot—such as during yoga and around the house—has made a difference in her comfort level.
“I’m super excited to have something designed specifically to keep a heel lift secure with requiring a shoe,” said Kirchhoff. “The Heel Lift Ankle Sock is such a simple, easy solution for those of us who find relief with a heel lift or other type of heel pad appliance.”
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