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Shoes for people with one leg longer 3

I tried to explain it before but I can't. Here's a drawing...
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Most shoe repair places won't put more than 1/2" internal lift because your foot slips out. Someone with a 3 or 4 inch difference could use tall shoes like this.

The other post seems to have been removed. The idea of this is that the shoe makes both legs look the same length. If this has already been done, I apologize, and I have been wearing a shoe with a big 1" heel on it for several years for no reason.

Notice that both shoes look the same from the outside. The one for the shorter leg needs padding at the top of the shoe which I didn't add. (I don't know why the url has two // before the jpg.

NotSoQuick, Oct 15 2003

shoe picture http://members.cox....oodidea2//shoes.jpg
picture of the shoe [NotSoQuick, Oct 04 2004]

Heel Lifts http://www.clearlyadjustable.com/
Up to 12mm in 1mm incremets. [Laughs Last, Oct 04 2004]

Richlee Shoe Company http://www.elevatorshoes.com/
"Making Men 2" to 3" Taller Since 1939" [Laughs Last, Oct 04 2004]

Athlete with 1 leg longer http://www.nytimes....tar-dies-at-60.html
Chuck Muncie [4and20, May 16 2013]


       I think this has been done, but you may have to get the shoes specially made. (My grandmother had one leg significantly longer than the other, due to a childhood bout with Polio, and she always had special shoes.)
DrCurry, Oct 15 2003

       This sounds alot better than the solution of my high school Principal   

       His right leg was like, 3 inches too short, so he had big clunky blocks of wood as lifts. It looked ridiculous, as it had obviously not be done by a proper cobbler or orthpedic shoe fabricator.
xylene, Oct 15 2003

       as to: clearly adjustable. These are lifts and you can't put more than 1/2" lifts in most shoes. Did you read my description?
NotSoQuick, Oct 15 2003

       Both shoes would end up terribly clunky. Before I lost my leg (now I can have it any length I want), I had a built up shoe and it was at least twice as heavy as the non altered one. This would balance out that as both shoes would be built on (one below the foot and one above) but they'd be pretty heavy.
oneoffdave, Oct 16 2003

       No offence but some people on this page are smarter than a box of rocks. re: some responces   

       The 3" height adjusters are for "BOTH" legs.   

       12mm is less than 1/2".   

       The idea is that the shoes have been made taller so that someone can have support under one foot without it showing. I guess I should go somewhere where everything isn't a joke.   

       (not everyone, thanks to those who are serious)
NotSoQuick, Oct 23 2003

       NotSoQuick - in your picture, it looks as if there'll be a bigger space in the volume of one shoe - how does your foot fit into the smaller? I understand the concept of the sole sitting lower in the shoe, and think that makes sense, but what about the top of the foot - would there need to be extra padding in the toungue of one shoe to fill up the extra cavity space?
seedy em, Oct 23 2003

       Thanks for asking about the padding. It was included on the original post. There does need to be padding in the shoe for the normal foot. I'll include that, thanks.
NotSoQuick, Oct 28 2003

       A famous gridiron athlete named Chuck Muncie just died. He achieved considerable fame with 1 leg shorter than the other.
4and20, May 16 2013

       yet in your link it says he had one leg _longer_. So which was it - shorter or longer?
MaxwellBuchanan, May 16 2013

       Reminds me of great-uncle Frederick, he often used to complain that both of his legs were slightly longer than the other one.
not_morrison_rm, May 19 2013


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