Stroke victims often wear an ankle brace on the bad leg. It is designed to keep you from tripping all over the place, while your ankle doesn't work properly. The brace is huge, plastic up to your calf, and bulky, often requiring a shoe several sizes bigger than your feet.
Women particularly hate their ankle brace. You can't wear a skirt without drawing attention to it. There goes femininity.
I made a recording early on. Here is one part:
And I may never wear nice shoes again, which makes me sad. I want to wear nice shoes. I want to wear nice shoes. And I want to not wear these giant clunky shoes that I have to wear.