I saw these trainers in The Times – they were available at Matches online but are now sold out (gulp, at £385 per pair) – and immediately thought … adaptive footwear … yes, that’s right.
Swollen footed people unite. Big laces, big eyelets, nice & expansive folds of soft, comfortable fabric. Split up the back, maybe with a bit of – eek, horror – velcro and these would do nicely … but in black, of course.
Alternatively, something like this might work even better:
Same principle – split up the back, forgiving fabric, shrug look. Maybe need to think on the sole but …
OK, chalk up another couple of ideas on adaptive footwear for future reference … shoe designer/maker, where are you?