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Closed toe to open toe fix
Started by Char
Posted: September 21, 2008 at 17:23
Has anyone made his or her closed toe support hose into open toe. I have opaque thigh high Medivens since the end of August, walking 5 miles a day has worn holes in the toes. Just how difficult would it be to make them open toe. Has anyone tried this fix? My Medivens were $60.00 and I do not want to buy another pair.
Re: Closed toe to open toe fix
Reply #1 by Linda
Posted: September 23, 2008 at 23:13
Hi Char,
I don't have an answer to your problem but may I suggest that you try looking on EBAY the next time you are in the market for a new pair of compression stockings. I have bought many items from EBAY throughout the years and I have saved alot of money and have been quite satisfied with my purchases.
Re: Closed toe to open toe fix
Reply #2 by Linda
Posted: September 23, 2008 at 23:17
Hi Char,
I think I bought my stockings from AmesWalker. Here is the link.
They appear to be discounting about 50%. I would also check EBAY.
Good luck. I hope you find what you are looking for.
Re: Closed toe to open toe fix
Reply #3 by Michelle
Posted: September 24, 2008 at 13:20
I don't think it would be a huge deal to cut off the toes and make them open-toed. I've always had open-toed support stockings. Why not just cut the toe area out, and serge or sew the area over to make sure it won't run or unravel? As long as that area is kept loose - so the toes move freely and the blood supply is getting through, it should be fine. You don't have compression in the toe area anyway...or those of use with open-toed stockings would be missing out. Make sure you're still putting the stockings on correctly - the problem with open-toe is you tend to pull them up to high - so make sure your heel is correctly in place, and you should be fine.

Have you checked with your insurance company? Mine pay for 2 pair a year, as long as I have a prescription from my doctor. As I only have 1 bad leg, I get the knee-high ones, and 2 pair = 4 stockings, so I have enough to get through the year easily. I think I paid about $90 Canadian - so yours weren't that bad (mine were 40-50mm Hg - the highest compression you can get - maybe that's why they're so expensive).
Re: Closed toe to open toe fix
Reply #4 by Char
Posted: September 24, 2008 at 18:26
Hey Michelle, that is exactly what I did on the thigh high toe; it had a hole at the toe area. Therefore I cut off the toe area just above the toe hole. Used a close zigzag stitch and it worked out perfectly. The opaque material was strong enough for the stitching and it fit on my foot/leg comfortably. I have no support hose insurance coverage and after all my laser surgery is finished I will go back to knee highs. Mediven Thigh highs will go in the garbage. Ugh
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