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Poppy Barley Reviews: Physiotherapist-Approved Boots

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“Oh my goodness, they are physio-approved boots!”

This phrase was accompanied by glowing smiles on giddy physiotherapists at Leading Edge Physiotherapy, as our clinic's Christmas presents arrived on #TGIPBD (Thank Goodness It’s Poppy Barley Day). Our custom boots were beautiful (pictures above and below). It got me thinking about what it means to be “Leading Edge physio–approved”. It can sometimes be difficult to discuss the right kind of footwear with our clients when they are having foot problems, especially when you are talking about comfortable footwear to a fashionista! The questions are: what are we looking for in comfortable footwear? How can that fit in with a day at work where running shoes are not permitted, or when, frankly, those comfortable shoes just don’t work with my sense of style?

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Comfortable footwear means a lot of things. We often talk about how your shoes should support your feet. First of all, the sole of the foot shouldn’t be completely flat. If you take a look at your foot, there are lots of curvatures and changes throughout. If your shoes are completely flat, there is no support to all those curves or arches that are necessary in maintaining foot health. A shoe should fit your foot properly from the heel cup to the toes. Too loose, and your foot will be sliding around inside. Too tight, and you run the risk of compression issues. These can be as simple as irritation or blisters, or a more complicated list of issues that would require some form of treatment. Poppy Barley Reviews - The Savannah Hill Boot in Kaki I, myself, do not have perfect feet. These athletic-girl calves and chubby little toes get frustrated trying to fit into shoes that are too narrow for my perfectly imperfect, differently-sized feet, or having to buy shoes that are too wide to accommodate them. I have spent far too much money on shoes I don’t or can’t wear. Imagine my delight when I found shoes that could be measured to my feet and calves! (Above, I'm wearing The Classic Point in Black Python with Heel Studs, made just for me.) I was beyond excited the day my first pair of Poppy Barley boots arrived. They smelt beautiful; it was that fresh new leather smell. I can imagine the excitement one must feel when they buy their first new car and its accompanying "new-car smell". In this gal’s world, that fresh new boot smell ranks right up there. I could feel the support in the boots right away, as the sole of the boot provided a cushioning to my foot in all the right places. They were built to greet the curves and arches of my feet appropriately. The moment of truth, however, was when I zipped the back right up to the top and there was no hesitation or struggle to fit them around my calves, like I typically experience with off-the-rack boots. Is it weird that I think of my Poppy Barley boots and the word "bliss" at the same time? Poppy Barley Reviews - The Savannah Hill Boot in Kaki- Fall Boots - Customized Boots - Physiotherapist approved I wore these boots for the remainder of the weekend, shopping, down Whyte Ave. and at meals out, until, reluctantly, removing them at the end of a long day. I half expected to be sore or to have blisters like I do in almost every other pair of boots I have ever owned. That happy little grin came back and remains every time I look at the new addition to my closet. My patients regularly ask me, "So, what am I supposed to wear if my feet are <INSERT PROBLEM HERE>?”. Now the answer is simple: custom footwear that is specifically made to your feet brings innate cushioning and support and new meaning to comfortable, supportive footwear. This Poppy Barley review has got my physiotherapist stamp of approval.

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The Harley Heeled Sandal Ankle Size Guide

How To Measure:
The Harley Heeled Sandal: Take a tape measure and wrap it around your foot, right below your ankle bone as that is where the strap will sit (see product imagery and fit video for a visual demonstration). This measurement is based on the last adjustment point on the strap.

Size Strap length will accommodate an ankle measurement up to the size below
5 26 cm
5.5 26.5 cm
6 27 cm
6.5 27 cm
7 27.5 cm
7.5 27.5 cm
8 28 cm
8.5 28 cm
9 28 cm
9.5 28.5 cm
10 28.5 cm
10.5 29 cm
11 29 cm
11.5 30 cm
12 30 cm

The Esther Heeled Sandal Ankle Size Guide

How to Measure:
The Esther Heeled Sandal: take a tape measure and wrap it around your ankle, above the ankle bone, as that is where the strap will sit (see product imagery and fit video for a visual demonstration). This measurement is based on the last adjustment point on the strap.

Size Strap length will accommodate an ankle measurement up to the size below
5 23 cm
5.5 23 cm
6 23 cm
6.5 23 cm
7 24 cm
7.5 24 cm
8 24.5 cm
8.5 24.5 cm
9 24.5 cm
9.5 25 cm
10 25 cm
10.5 25.5 cm
11 26 cm
11.5 26 cm
12 26 cm

Belt Sizes

Natural Waist Measurement Typical Jean Size Belt Size for High‑rise Pant Belt Size for Mid‑rise Pant Infinite Belt Size
23-25" 23/24 26" 28" 1
25-26" 25 28" 30" 1
26-27" 26 30" 32" 1
27-28" 27 30" 32" 1
28-29" 28 32" 34" 2
29-30" 29 32" 34" 2
30-31" 30 34" 36" 2
31-32" 31 34" 36" 2
32-33" 32 36" 38" 3
33-34" 33 36" 38" 3
34-35" 34 38” 40" 3
36-37" 36 38" 40" 3
38-39" 38 40" 42" 4
40-41" 40 40" 42" 4
42-43" 42 44" 46" 4
43-44" 43 44" 46" 5
44-45" 44 46" - 5

Sizing Note: For the most accurate fit, measure around your body where you plan to wear the belt. Choose the closest belt size to that measurement.

Belt Diagram Accent Belt and Complement BeltThe Accent Belt, The Polished Belt and The Complement Belt size measurements start from the beginning of the leather to the middle hole.

Belt Diagram Infinite BeltThe Infinite Belt size measurements cover the entire length of the leather.

Belt Measuring Guide

Belt Measuring Guide

A - High-rise style:

If you plan to wear your belt around your natural waistline, wrap a measuring tape around the narrowest part of your midsection. Then, add 3” to determine your high-rise belt size.

B - Mid-rise style:

If you plan to wear your belt lower than your natural waistline, you will require a dierent size. If you have a particular pair of bottoms you intend to wear your belt with, wrap a measuring tape through the belt loops while in a relaxed position.

When wearing your belt in your preferred style, it should fasten in the middle hole. The belt will relax with wear allowing you to cinch it tighter, as needed.

If you plan to wear the belt in both the high and mid-rise styles, you have two options:

  1. Select your high-rise style and fasten it more loosely when worn in the mid-rise style.
  2. Select your mid-rise style and fasten it more tightly when worn in the high-rise style.