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    comfy shoes?

    I will be doing a lot of walking in Washington, D.C.
    What shoes would you recommend? I need something comfortable, light weight, and cool.
    Thanks for your input.

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    I wear nothing but Morrells anymore.

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    I like SAS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monika View Post
    I like SAS.
    Me, too! SAS all the way. I have lace ups, sandals and flip flops. I love them all and could walk miles in any of them.

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    you might also want to look into just getting gel inserts for the shoes that you have. I've not worn them myself, but a friend swears by them when at dog shows and standing around on concrete all day. I've just been too lazy to pick them up
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    If it were me, I'd wear a good pair of tennis shoes that have already been broken in. Something along the lines of Reebok, Adidas, Nike, New Balance, etc. - generally not the cheap "non-name brand" ones sold at Walmart, Kmart, etc.

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    I wear New Balance 846. It is a light weight athletic shoe and very comfortable.
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    Clarks sandals are very good. A good tennis shoe for me is Dr. Scholls sold at WalMart for $25 - but not too cool though.
    Nikki in MO

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    I really like KEEN shoes. The washable sandals are great and also comfortable and cool. The great part is your toes are protected and covered. You can actually wear socks in them if you want. I wore KEENs walking all day at Disneyworld and they were great. Whatever shoes you get, be sure to break them in good before you go.

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    Crocs, has some nice new sandals.
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    I like SAS also. Just bought Easy Spirit canvas walking shoes to wear to the big quilt show in MN next month. Very light and comfortable right out of the box. Being canvas they should let my feet "breathe" also. Enjoy your touring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jennieb View Post
    I will be doing a lot of walking in Washington, D.C.
    What shoes would you recommend? I need something comfortable, light weight, and cool.
    Thanks for your input.
    Clark and Ecco are foot doctor recommended. I wear their sandals year round here in FL after having foot surgery on both feet. Their expensive shoes, but last a long time. Enjoy your trip!

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    I've had implants, so I wear New Balance. They look awful, but comfortable. That's the name of the game for me.

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    I started wearing these in 2000. I have tennis shoes, sandles and clogs. If I can can’t wear them—I don’t want to go!>>
    Then I found Sloggers a form of clogs, but much softer with arch supports. But they stopped making them!>>

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    Maybe a pair of Toms? They are comfy, yet stylish. Or maybe a nice pair of Easy Spirit tennis shoes.

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    My DH and I went to Israel last year and I bought new Ecco running shoes for the trip. My feet never hurt after walking everywhere. They were expensive but worth it. I also like Clarks sandals for bare feet.

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    I have a pair of berkenstock sandles and a pr. of berk clogs that I wear any time we are going to have to walk. These same two prs have served me for about 20 years. I wear the clogs in winter and the sandles in summer. My feet haven't hurt since I started wearing berkenstocks.

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    Ecco. These shoes are great. So light you don't know you have them on.

    Niki walking shoes are great too.
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    SAS or my Brooks Arial's. I have bad feet and these are the only things I can wear comfortably.


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    I wear berkenstock shoes. I have for about 7 years. They are wonderful, my feet haven't hurt since I started wearing them. I wear them every day, I stand 8-10 hrs a day on concrete floors and have no problems with my feet. They are a bit pricey but well worth the money.

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    SAS sandals for me. I have worn them for years and still find them to be the most comfortable shoes.
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    Easy Spirit Travel time. Warning-pricy and habit forming. I now have them in many colors.
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    Another vote for Keens....they are so comfortable...
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    Wear something with a thick sole. The pavement is very hot. Yes you will do a lot of walking in Washington DC. It is worth the trip to see everything there. There is something new to see everytime I'm there.

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    I just recently purchased shoes called ortho heel they come in many diffrent styles after you wear them a day or two you will not want to wear anything else my feet and legs no longer hurt me a bit pricy but well worth it

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