I have been a long time user of this forum, and I require the expertise of its users. Recently, I am required to dress professionally for most of the days of the week. The problem is that I developed either Haglund's deformity, commonly know s the Bump Pump that women develop or retrocalcaneal bursitis, I am still waiting on the X rays to confirm which one. I have two pairs of dress shoes that I used: 1) Cole Haan Air Colton Wingtip oxford (the ones I wear the most and believed caused the problem), and 2) Hugo Boss black calfskin lace up (when I wear this, I have no problems).
My doctor suggested to change my shoes to something with a softer back or padding in the back of the heel and collar.
Are there any good quality men's dress shoes with a padded collar/ankle that will not rub off and irritate my ankle? What about of any heel inserts or ankle cushions to add to dress shoes to prevent this problem? I am looking for a classic looking dress shoes to be worn with dress pants or suits, not some clunky awful looking shoes that look like they were made for children. I have seen several suggestion such as Johnston Murphys, Eccos, Mephistos but I have not seen any suggestions for this type of problem.
Has anyone ever had this problem? I need to dress well and I simply hate the idea wearing some clunky shoes that do not look good with dress pants or a suit.
I am sort of a shoephile, and I love wearing classic dress shoes when I have to dress up for school.
Also, I did not know if this type of questions belongs to the Ask Question category.