A touch OT: Comfy shoes/boots?

I need some recommendations for a pair of comfy work shoes/boots. I have
problems with arthritis in my feet and ankles and walk a lot at work so I
want something supremely comfortable with a soft, springy insole, and they'd
have to be fairly light, I suppose. I'm fed up with taking painkillers and
anti-inflammatories every day!
I've tried Doc Martins shoes but found them a bit hard and heavy.
Any ideas?
Si
Reply to
Mungo "Two Sheds" Toadfoot
I doubt that any shoes will negate the need for the analgesics. I wear Simpleway sandals all the time because they don't make commercial shoes in my size, they're supremely comfortable with a soft, springy insole, and light, but I still rattle :-)
Mary
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Mary Fisher
I'd recommend Crocs if you can get away with wearing them at work, most comfortable shoes I've ever worn.
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Franko
If you just mean shoes you can wear to work then have you tried any by Ecco? I find them very comfortable. If you mean protective work shoes then....
MBQ
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manatbandq
Last winter I was wearing dewalt safety shoes - good on the comfort and safety angle (nail proof soles and steel toes). Downside is that I really noticed the cold, I think due to the steel. Best I ever had for warmth & comfort, was a pair of timberland work boots bought in the US - but no protective toes or soles - they were also very good value from a workwear store there.
Reply to
dom
If they are for work then your employer is duty bound to supply the *correct* footwear given your situation and not just some generic old tat that they feel is cheap and will do the job. Supply them a doc's certificate stating your ailment and see............
Don't hold yer breath though on *actually* getting them.
Reply to
R
a pair of timberland work boots bought in the US
I've been impressed by various shoes from Countrywide (both workwear and otherwise)
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Newshound
R wrote:
Heh! I have more than one hat where work's concerned but two of my jobs do involve walking round large company buildings a fair bit. I'm not eligible for safety shoes/boots as I don't work in particularly hazardous areas but I do like a degree of protection anyway, in that while I don't need builder's boots I do prefer some kind of boot over a shiny shoe any day and just want something to maximise comfort to minimise exacerbation of the arthritis.
Si
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Mungo "Two Sheds" Toadfoot
There was a sorry tale of a man who turned up to a scottish walking weekend with his nice expensive Timberlands. Had he worn something decent he may have not been put off for life...
cheers, clive
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Clive George
On the basis that there is always another way to skin a cat, have you tried going to a podiatrist and getting specially made insoles?
I used to have a lot of foot pain problems and insoles have eliminated the pain to the extent that I can do a full day's hill walking again.
Rob
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robgraham
I too have foot problems and have found shoes at Cosy Feet. They also sell quite a range of special insoles, etc. A pair of their special-for-diabetics insoles make my current shoes the most comfortable I think I have ever had. (Duosoft Plus Insoles - see them and many more by going to » foot & leg care » underfoot comfort.) Perhaps adding one of these products to your current or new shoes would help?
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, many years ago I had some Timberland shoes - they were outstanding quality and comfortable. A few years later I got a pair of their boots. Over-priced rubbish. Soles disintegrated.]
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Rod
No, it wasn't me - I wouldn't be that dim. Dunno what the specific problems were - I wasn't on the trip. I think they didn't enjoy getting wet and being walked on - they were definitely more style than substance.
OTOH if they're comfortable for you and you're not going to give them a particularly hard time they may be ok. I was mostly picking up on the "expensive therefore ok" comment - they're a fashion item, so you're paying for looks rather than function.
Some form of trainer would seem to fit some of your requirements - but you need to look for function rather than looks again. Or the clarks air-cushioned shoes? Look like a pork pie, dead comfortable though.
cheers, clive
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Clive George
I picked up a pair of Timberland boots in New York about 3 years ago and they are still going very strong, and are also very comfortable. Will certainly get another pair when they wear out, but no signs of that yet.
Regards, Simon.
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Simon Stroud
Hmm... all the insoles I've tried have been a bit hopeless but I've never sought out "proper" ones. At least decent insoles would be built for the purpose of doing one thing well: being comfortable, rather than being fashionable.
Thanks,
Si
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Mungo "Two Sheds" Toadfoot

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