Esteemed correspondent Christopher Bell (no blog to link to, as far as I know; sorry) has somehow developed an interest in keeping me
constantly broke aware of new options for nice shoes. He has kindly sent me links to places to buy a brand of shoes hitherto unfamiliar to me: Kickers. Apparently these are all over the UK.
And all kidding aside, I do believe Mr. Bell's motivations are pure and innocent, that he is merely a fan of the Kickers because he already owns a pair -- 'cause they make wicked shoes for menfolk, too -- and that he genuinely means to be helpful, not at all an enabler or any other ugly thing.
While many of the styles might actually be too flat for use with an ordinary prosthetic foot, because, as I have explained elsewhere, completely flat shoes stress the mechanisms that create spring in an amputee's step, any with a stiff quarter-inch to flexy/squishy three-quarter-inch heel could be perfectly suitable. With that in mind, I'm coveting the styles "Mufet," "Chullet" (or "Chuckles," though I think whatever they're called, they're too flat for my little rubber Dynamic Response foot)," and "Retta" right now, just to name a few.
If you have a fake foot and own or buy a pair of these, please report! If you do not have a fake foot but own or buy a pair of these, please feel free to report anyway! Meanwhile, I'll be scrounging sofa cushions and laundry 'til the change jar in the living room fills up.