I love Spring weather but always dread the change to sandals because I have mild lymphedema causing swelling in my right leg. As a result I am much more comfortable with high tops, booties or boots. Unfortunately the swelling is worse in the summer here in hot North Carolina. So I need to wear compression socks sometimes.

I have a few questions:

1. Do any of you wear booties in the summer? If so do you go with open or closed toes, perforated, shooties? Could I wear some summer color booties like white? Fist pic is a pair of pale grey and white booties I’m considering. I have a pair of pearl grey combat boots which you’ve seen but they may be too hot for summer.

2. I have the following silver sandals in the second pic which work well for me with the vertical line of the T-strap, so I’d like to find more in this style but am having trouble finding them. If you run across any in your shopping please let me know.

3. The third photo is another pair I’m trying out because the cage/gladiator style will hopefully cover more of my foot and hide the swelling. Opinions on this style with pants, jeans, dresses?

4. I’ve ordered these wedge sneakers. What do you think of this style with dresses, skirts, jeans?

It’s easy to feel dumpy in shoes with this condition so in keeping with my new Style name Gritty Glamour, I want to make sure any new ones I buy fit with that vibe. Any advice you have for me is appreciated.

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