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Chung Shi Shoes--Has anyone ever had them?

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Today I decided to replace my tennis shoes. Now I call everything a tennis shoe that is not a regular shoe. I have a pair of tennis shoes I bought about 12 years ago. Supposedly the brand was made for women, wider front and narrow heel. I bought them to use on the treadmill. They were white and still looked brand new until I hurt my foot, then I had to wear them all the time. Anyway, I did not wear them out in those 12 years, they dry rotted! They became very stiff and had very little flexibility.

Because of the foot problems I have, I thought I'd stop in one of the foot stores. Right off the bat they wanted me to have some type of imaging etc. I told them I was under doctor and physical therapist care at the moment so I did not need all their tests.

Anyway, he had me try on the Chung Shi shoe. I only put one on and it reminded me of the rocker boot I am wearing. I did not try on both and walk around because they were tight. He then brought out another pair that was a bit loose, but had a strap on the heal for adjustment, also they did not have the same degree of rocker. I did put both of them on and walk around and they felt pretty good. I liked the look of the first pair. When I was leaving I looked again at the first pair and noticed he brought out the wrong size! The size he brought out was 1.5-2 sizes smaller than I wear!

I know everyone has their own standard of "Expensive". I hate paying $25.00 for shoes but know I am going to have to start buying better built shoes. These were in the $100.00-$150.00 range.

I liked the shoe and I do believe it helped stretch the Achilles, felt like a massage while I was wearing them. I will check with the foot doc and the PT before I purchase them, but was wondering if anyone has used a pair.
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  • CHEROKEE1946
    Did you ever check with your doctor that is something I have to get new when I worked out in the Nursing field I use to wear Asics and they were great but like those shoes they were expensive but I would buy a pair every 6 months because really put alot of mileage on them and the doctor said when a person is carrying a little extra weight (he was being kind LOL) we wear down the inside of the shoe and it doesn't give us as good support and I believe that because since I retired I try to get a year out of a pair of shoes and my heels always end up hurting then I give in and buy a pair. Let me know if you get a pair and what your doctor said. Thanks
    1713 days ago
  • LEXIE63
    I've never come across them either, I'm afraid.
    1722 days ago
    If they feel good I'll look for them as I hate shoes. God bless
    1722 days ago
    Never heard of them, good luck
    1723 days ago
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