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Old 05-14-2016, 09:50 AM   #41
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Old 05-14-2016, 10:02 AM   #42
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Originally Posted by COHgirl View Post
I started wearing Dansko clogs 1 1/2 years ago. They look sorta dorky but my feet appreciate them.

I walked the hard floors of a grocery store daily in my former life. I tried these one day and then threw out all my other shoes. I found them to be nice and roomy in the toe box.

I still wear them all the time. I even wore them for a day at Silver Dollar City (lots of hills!) and I wear them hiking.

You have to learn to walk in them. The hard flat sole can hit uneven ground and cause you to twist your ankle. Some people have a problem with that.

Sanita is supposed to be the same but I don't find them as comfortable.
I have been living in Danskos for 16 years. Some of the different soles (higher heel) have not been as comfortable as the ones in the professional line, so I stick with them. I have tried Sanitas as well and do not find them as comfortable. I have high arches and my feet get really tired without good arch support.

Another line I like are Troentorp swedish clogs that have a wooden footbed so even more arch support.

I may also revisit Birkenstocks which I lived in when I was in college.

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Old 05-14-2016, 10:44 AM   #43
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Discovered Asics wide 4E for hiking and all around use. It's more comfortable and durable than Nike's wide running shoes. Of course, flip flops...
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Speaking of flip flops - I found Telic (used to be called Terox) flip flops that are very cushiony and they have arch support. They are one of the few things I can wear with the heel spurs / plantar fasciitis. Also got a pair for DH.
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Old 05-22-2016, 07:14 PM   #46
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Boots: I have a pair of Lucchese ostrich and a pair of Justin boots. Both wonderful once broken in; I've walked all day in the Justin's (but not 26 miles!).

Sandals: Birkenstock all the way.

Dressy: Thierry Rabotin, from the selections on sale (note sale items not returnable, and they are pricey even on sale). Some of their designs are getting garish but I have some good classic ones.

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