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Table 2 Type of footwear worn by respondents

From: Experience of finding footwear and factors contributing to footwear choice in people with gout: a mixed methods study using a web-based survey

Footwear worn Never Sometimes Mostly Always
Closed-in athletic shoes/sneakers 10 (13) 30 (40) 34 (45) 2 (3)
Sturdy walking shoes or boots 16 (21) 35 (46) 19 (25) 6 (8)
Casual closed-in slip-on shoes 28 (37) 29 (38) 14 (18) 5 (7)
Bare feet or socks only 32 (42) 23 (30) 17 (22) 4 (5)
Fashion sandals/flip flops 38 (50) 30 (39) 6 (8) 2 (3)
Sport-style supportive sandals 43 (57) 26 (34) 4 (5) 3 (4)
Orthopedic or customized shoes 64 (84) 6 (8) 3 (4) 3 (4)