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Thread: comfortable shoes needed, any suggestions for a really good pair or brand?

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    comfortable shoes needed, any suggestions for a really good pair or brand?

    Hi all! I remember an old thread that I tried to find about shoes. A lot of people chimed in and suggested some brands of shoes that sounded real good. Well, it seems that I really need to order a pair or two very soon. I'd like there to be a good arch support in the shoe, prefer leather but other might be worth trying. Comfort is 20 times more important than style for me. Any suggestions??????

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    are we talking tennis shoes, if so I love sketchers, have tried other brands but always come back to sketchers
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    I have a pair of Dr. Scholls tennis shoes that are very comfortable and a pair of Clark's sandals that are divine.
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    Well I know they are expensive..but I would recommend SAS shoes. To me they are really worth the money!

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    SAS is a great brand with great support. You should give them a try!
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    You mentioned good arch support which is important to me because I have a high arch. The best thing I ever discovered are arch support socks. I know you wouldn't think that would make a difference but it does. They are not expensive and you can find them from Walmart to Sports Authority, it is amazing what that little band does. For a good arch support I love my Tony Little Cheeks.

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    I had such painful arches and heel spurs I thought I was facing surgery. Started wearing SAS shoes and New Balance I now have no pain at all. If you go into SAS they are trained to help with the support. Some times we think it is the arch but turns out to be some other point. It is well worth the money. Feels like walking on pillows.

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    My biggest success with shoes has been the Clarks leather slip intos. I know that is not a word but you get the idea. I had three pair (brown, navy and black) and they just wore out this year. I wore them very often all year round for eight years. The most comfortable shoes I have ever had. Am going to get some more very soon. Good luck in your quest. Feet that hurt can ruin anyone's day.
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    I think the important thing is to be properly fitted for shoes. I agree totally, that comfort is more important than style, however it is nice to wear good looking shoes. I like Mephisto, Finn Comfort, Merrell, ECCO and SAS. I also like Clark slip ons in the summer. None of these shoes will come cheaply but they are worth it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by susansomethings View Post
    Well I know they are expensive..but I would recommend SAS shoes. To me they are really worth the money!
    I second the motion! They've even came out with some nicer looking styles recently. I have a pair of thongs that I love. I also have sandals and lace ups. I generally won't wear anything else. I just wish they would come out with a tennis shoe style. So far, I have not been able to make myself go to the gym wearing leather lace up although they are more comfortable than my tennis shoes!

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    Finn Comfort or Berkinstocks either one. These are the only shoes I wear. I have very high arches and heel spurs. With the shoes my feet never hurt anymore. They are a bit pricey but well worth the money. I bought 2 new pair this summer, it had been about 7 years since I had to buy these. The longer you wear them the better they feel. They have cork insoles that form to you, no one else can wear them but you. On a scale from 1 to 10 I would rate these shoes a 100.

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    If at all possible, go to a specialty shoe store that caters to older people and those with orthopedic problems. Once there, look for an older clerk with lots of experience. That's what I did when we moved to a house with mostly wood floors and my heel pain was killing me.

    What I ended up with for inside the house were these Haflingers:
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    The cork soles provide excellent cushioning. The clerk said that the arch support in them would relieve the pressure on my heels, and it did; I could actually feel the relief when I first put them on and walked in them!

    For outside the house, I rely almost exclusively on Birkenstocks with their cork soles. Arizona is the style that works best for me.

    My walking shoes have a slip-in cushioning support from the drugstore. My particular ones were discontinued, so I bought a bunch off eBay to have a lifetime supply. Had gone through quite a few others that didn't work well for me, and these did, so I don't want to have to switch!

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    Merrills, think I spelled it correctly. Wonderful support, light weight and wear for years.

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    Easy Spirit Travelon. Just slip your foo into them. And you can wear them as a tourist, all day long. Easily slip off when going thru security at airport.
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    I meant Easy Spirit Traveltime!
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    I have to wear comfortable shoes. I wish I could buy stylish ones but for great support and comfort I buy SAS shoes. They are over a hundred dollars a pair but they last for years and look new for years too!
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    If you go to an online catalog for a store called "Foot Smart", you can see each shoe/sandal/boot rated and reviewed. I purchased three pair of comfortable sandals from them this past summer and I was extremely pleased with all three. Prophet and Clarks were the brands I bought and they feel like heaven, but offer good support.

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    visit the
    'FootSmart' web site & request a catalog...they have all kinds of shoes, wonderful shoes, for all kinds of issues, prices are reasonable, customer service is good, shipping is often free, orders arrive quickly-
    worth checking out
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    Orthraheel shoes are wonderful. cheaper on QVC though expensive anywhere.

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    Wow! Merril, Clark, SOS, etc sure make some shoes that look great! Decisions, decisions. Maybe the shrimp boots first...
    Thanks to the posters here who have provided such great information.

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    I wear Clarks, Merril's Reiker, and Josef Seibel shoes.

    I have just retired a pair of Merril's that are about 9 years old.

    Munro shoes are worth a splurge. Made in the USA too.

    I tried SAS years ago and found that the did not last as well as I expected for the money I spent.
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    I have Merrils that I love. Also wear Clarks. Right now, I looking for a good tennis shoe. Wore out my last pair this summer at ballfield...were several years old!! The were actually Free Spirit.

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    I have feet problems, too, and my doctor says that Merrills and LLBeans are good for me. My supports fit into them nicely.

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    I am a nurse and use Birkenstock shoes. I did not know if they were going to kill me that first week of breaking them in or I was going to throw them out. Ten years later, I am about to buy my next pair.
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    MBT's hands down. No imitations. Pricey but worth every penny. Shop on line for sales.

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