Re: Need comfortable tennis shoes for hard floor



Do you have flat feet/fallen arches? I do and that's what makes my feet and legs hurt after a few hours on them. If so, you need to get some decent inserts. The 3 dollar ones won't cut it. Go to a running store and see what they have . Mine ran around 40.00 I think but made a world of difference.
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Dr. Scholl's

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ANY style Rockport shoe including their tennis shoes.
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On 30 Jul 2003 14:11:12 -0700, snipped-for-privacy@hotmail.com (Marc Brown) wrote:

Try the "Bounce" shoes by Hushpuppies. They do have a bit of a break in period, but they are very comfortable. You should also have your arches checked. Fallen arches cause a world of hurt. You may need to be fitted for orthotics, not the over the counter ones, ones a podiatrist perscribes. Orthotics are the best thing that ever happened to my poor battered feet.
Karen Rodgers
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Been there, done that, have the T'shirt.....
I am a surgery nurse and also on my feet all day. Go to a uniform store and try on nursing shoes. Rockers are good. So are Foot Mates. No matter what kind I get tho I always go to the store (a grocery store, WalMart, whatever) and get shoe 'cushions' to wear inside them. Like Dr. Scholls. But if they have a different brand that is cheaper than Dr. Scholls they are all good.
Good luck.
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My wife swears by SAS. She has worn them for years. I took a job last year that required me to be on my feet 8-10 hours a day, (after sitting behind a desk for 10 or 12 years). she finally got tired of me complaining about my feet and took me to a SAS store. They ain't pretty, they ain't cheap but I havn't had sore feet since..
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IF, you don't need orthotics for your problem, I would suggest you go to a place that sells a good selection of uniforms and shoes for the medical and food handling industries. My wife works at one here and they sell shoes made for people in those industries who are on their feet all day. Many shoe labels have a "better" grade of shoes designed for this that purpose, including tennis shoes.
The one product that they are selling like gangbusters is a shoe called "shoe spring". They are not cheap, but my wife works on her feet all day, every day, and has tried or owned more high end shoes made for extreme use and says hands down that these are her favorite. People come in and look at them and can't see any big difference, but once they put them on and walk in them they are grabbing for their wallets to buy. I have never seen a more picky bunch of people than nurses when it comes to shoe comfort. Here is the url
http://www.shoespring.com /
Digger
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First, thanks to everyone for all the great recommendations. I've already gathered that tennis shoes are apparently a bad idea. Rockport, SAS, etc. are worth looking into, as well as perhaps some work boots (may not be an option for me). We're already talking about $70+, and with this being the case, I may as well try to make sure whatever I buy would be really good for wearing to interviews as well. Then there was this recommendation:
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This one is particularly intriguing to me. The only place selling this brand locally is one which evidently specializes in work uniforms, which is in agreement with the recommendations of several who posted to this thread (to visit a work uniform store or similar). At the very least, I figure I will pay that location a visit to see what size fits, and maybe get their opinion as to what sort of shoes I may truly need.
The issue with these shoes is price. $70 is a lot for shoes, for anyone who is used to visiting Payless Shoestores or Walmart and picking up something for less than 20 bucks. And these "shoe spring" shoes are twice that. In fact, every reseller link provided on the webpage brings up a page with all eight products, all costing $139, and most saying "Free Shipping Eligible", as though all eight of the companies are in fact the same people. I need to find somebody cheaper!
Barring that, I may have to give up on these shoes. Perhaps the local retailer has a better deal.
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On 1 Aug 2003 18:23:34 -0700, snipped-for-privacy@hotmail.com (Marc Brown) wrote:

Good shoes are, unfortunately, expensive. The good news is that they usually last a lot longer than the cheap ones. My experience is that cheap shoes are OK for a while, but they break down quickly and become uncomfortable, usually before they wear out. If you replace the cheap ones every time they become uncomfortable you end up spending more than if you just buy the good ones.
Back when I did the very low budget thing on shoes I got a pair of surplus army boots to wear to work (restaurant cook) that did a pretty good job for me. They didn't cost much either. I also had a pair of very cheap, but good looking, shoes that I wore for formal occasions.
You have to decide just how much money your comfort is worth, because good shoes or boots are going to set you back a bit. My last pair of boots that I wear for hiking and hunting cost over $200, and they were a long ways from the most expensive around.
Tim Douglass
http://www.DouglassClan.com
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Marc Brown writes:

I accrue $2/week to cover the cost of a pair of good work shoes.
It just seems to work out that way.
I also visit Payless when they have a sale and buy two(2) pairs of tennis shoes for less than $20.
These I wear when I'm laying epoxy resin and fiber glass. They get trashed in a hurry.
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(Marc Brown) wrote:

If you don't absolutely positively have to have tennis shoes (or similar), go to an Army/Navy surplus store and get a pair of combat boots. They don't look like much, but they're unbelievably comfortable.
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Go and look at this site. They sell the best orthotics I know of. To buy them you probably need to be fitted, but the pads (cushions on their site) are not as specific. Just order a set and be happy.
When I lived in Dallas I used to get these for my wife and she became addicted.
http://www.goodfeet.com/Products/Alznner_Barefoot/alznner_barefoot.html
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Marc Brown wrote:

You mean you're not Gellen yet? You should be Gellen like a fellon. ARM
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Marc,
I agree with the others who recommend seeing a specialist. You can go to a store that caters to runners; they'll be able to see how you walk, if you have flat arches, etc. and recommend a shoe that fits your foot and the way you walk. A podiatrist can do the same thing, probably more precisely, but also more expensive.
Otherwise, I've had good luck with Reebok canvas hiking boots. My shop is out in the garage on a cement slab, and my knees have felt better since I made the switch to the Reebok boots.
Dave
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"Marc Brown" writes:

Forget tennis shoes.
You need shoes designed for people who are on their feet all day.
Hospital workers, mailmen, beat cops, etc.
I have had decent luck with Red Wing and Knapp, but am still looking for better equipment.
Don't expect to get more than one year of service if you wear the same pair every day.
Budget $80-$100 for a pair of decent work shoes.
HTH
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Incendentally the brand I wear is Wolverine. Love my boots.
Amy

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I have is experience with bad feet, and a good podiatrist. I love my orthotics, and don't know what I'd do without them. I don't miss the days of crying when my feet would hit the floor in the morning. But even the best made orthotics will not help much if you get a poor quality shoe. (Been there, done that.)
Karen Rodgers
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