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Old 05-10-2016, 07:52 PM   #1
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Tell us what brand/style the shoe is - and what problem it solves for you.

I just tried on a pair of Hoke One One shoes - style is Bondi 4. Walking/Running shoes. Seem very cushiony. There are several styles for different purposes. Didn't buy them yet. They also have a high-top that is like a hiking boot (but maybe not as stiff; more like a running shoe).

Though I've had heel spurs and plantar fasciitis, feet have gotten somewhat better over time with physical therapy, ultrasound, laser, wearing orthotics some of the time, and now doing some acupuncture.
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I like SAS walking shoes. Soft leather, vented, good long lasting soles and very comfy.
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Old 05-10-2016, 08:02 PM   #3
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Ecco for mens dress/casual shoes. Super comfortable and last forever.
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New Balance Fresh Foam 1080
Brooks Ghost
Asics Gel-Nimbus

All running shoes when combined with my orthotics, provide a lot of cushion.

Merrill Continuum hiking shoes - doesn't really solve a problem - just a comfortable, durable hiking shoe
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Keen men's Austin slip-on shoes are my footwear of choice. They have a wide toe box, and are lightweight and flexible. However, I spend so much time at home, that these Acorn slipper socks are on my feet most of the time. If they're good enough for shuttle astronauts, they're good enough for me -
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Old 05-10-2016, 08:23 PM   #6
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I like my New Balance 990's best, and wear them nearly every day. They are amazingly comfortable and a great every day shoe for me. They have a lot of cushion in them.

They cradle my own individual particular feet just right, so I haven't had plantar fasciitis or Achilles tendonitis since I started wearing them (or 991's, 992's, etc in the same series) over a decade ago. However, feet are so different and so what works for me may not work for you.
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Whatever is on sale, usually New Balance.

Nike are too narrow for me.
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Keen sandals
Easy spirit sport and walking shoes
Teva sandals

I just like comfy shoes that are shaped like my feet. I've never worn high heels or pointy toed shoes.
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I needed some not-sneaker comfy but presentable shoes for a trip to Europe next month and found these
AhnuŽ Karma for Women | Slip On Flats at Ahnu.com
(bought them on Amazon). Almost as comfy as the Birkenstocks I wear all summer and are great with jeans, capris, or a skirt. Just ordered a 2nd pair.

I live in Birki sandals (spring-summer-fall) and Naot clogs. Asics sneakers for when I need the extra support.
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I live in crocs flip flops. Seriously- they are the most comfy shoe ever.

I did buy a pair of clarks helio island wedges recently - needed something to wear with dresses and skirts (for those rare occasions where flip flops weren't dressy enough.) They are very comfy also.

I have sneakers - I think they're asics... whatever was cheap at costco... for walking the dog on the beach and for the rare rainy day when I can't were flip flops to school or errands.
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Oh yeah, sandals for the summer!

The UV is good for the toe fungus too -
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Ecco for mens dress/casual shoes. Super comfortable and last forever.
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Oh yeah, sandals for the summer!
My Teva Tirra sandals are great in the summertime or when it's rainy. No toe fungus here, but they don't get soggy when I wade through puddles (like my New Balance running shoes do).
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Ecco for mens dress/casual shoes. Super comfortable and last forever.

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Keen men's Austin slip-on shoes are my footwear of choice. They have a wide toe box, and are lightweight and flexible. However, I spend so much time at home, that these Acorn slipper socks are on my feet most of the time. If they're good enough for shuttle astronauts, they're good enough for me -
+1, +1. I agree with BOTH of these and can almost always be found in one or the other.
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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.
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Old 05-11-2016, 01:35 AM   #17
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I have extra wide feet and need lots of arch support. So I shop at Foot Solutions and they have been very good at fitting me:

Finn Comfort brand - a German walking shoe
Haflinger house slippers
New Balance Revive flip flops
Brooks athletic shoes (I don't remember the style)

I also got a prosthetic from the podiatrist to use with the Finn Comfort and the Brooks shoes.
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Old 05-11-2016, 01:56 AM   #18
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New Balance Zante V2 Fresh Foam for the gym.

Keen Newport H2 sandals for everything else. When they get dirty, just throw them in the washer on cold water. Love them.
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During the early 90's, I had incredible heel pain from plantar fasciitis. The pain was so bad that I walked on tippy toes to keep my heels off the ground. On one business trip, my heels hurt so bad that I went into sporting goods store to buy any tennis/running shoe that might ease the pain. That's when I came across Asics with their gel soles. From when I first put them on, my heel s still hurt, but they felt better. About 2 weeks later, there was no more pain. I could even wear my dress shoes for work without pain. Since then, the only sports shoe I buy are Asics. As for style, I get ones designed for motion control. Currently, I have 6 pair in different styles because I can't get them locally. One pair are my "dress shoes" which then becomes my everyday shoes which the become my work shoes after 6-8 months. The rest are backups.


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Men - Chameleon Prime Stretch Waterproof - Canteen | Merrell

First tried on trip to AUS and NZ. Walked a million miles (it felt like).

On second pair, and wear most days.
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