I love Skechers Go Walk, they feel like "air" on your feet.
My mom has a ton of health problems and has a terrible time with shoes. I bought her a pair (along with myself) on a whim, and she absolutely loves them. She says that they are the best shoes that she has ever wore in her life.
Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always just try one more time. Thomas Edison
October Minutes: 120
Fitness Minutes: (14,000) Posts: 836 4/13/14 8:15 P
We ended up going to a store in NYC that caters to runners and people who take intense classes like cross fit. They fitted me with a pair of Brooks trail runners for my workouts (even though I cannot run because one of my knees is arthritic - AT 36) and I got some orthopedic shoes from EARTH that don't quite look orthopedic for my summers in the city as well as a pair of hiking sandals for the beach and the trails. I'm set for the months to come (but my credit card is going to need 4 months to recover)
current weight: 244.4
Fitness Minutes: (12,160) Posts: 205 4/12/14 5:40 P
Maybe go to a specific running shoe store or new balance store and talk to them about your needs. The running shoe stores are really good about that and can help really well to get you fitted for the right shoe for the kind of activity you'll be doing, along with the support you need within the shoe.
Good luck! I know shoe shopping can be tedious!
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It may only be one step, measuring mere inches, but it IS a measurable amount of movement that is aimed in the right direction. Remember this the next time you feel you've not done enough and get discouraged. ~Me
Pounds lost: 82.0
Fitness Minutes: (14,000) Posts: 836 4/8/14 10:26 A
Over a decade ago, I broke the heel bone in my left foot. I knocked a chunk clean off. Even after surgery it has never really been right. Since then, I have owned so many pairs of NB that I should own stock.
I usually stick with NB running shoes, because they seems to have better cush. My newest pair are trail runners and they feel like heaven on my feet.
I basically have square feet. Ha ha. The front portion of my toe area is very wide and square while my heel is narrow. With that said for years I was a NB person all the way. The width was perfect and the fit was great. Then I tried Brooks. I have to say personally I never went back. They are a little spendy but I splurge and buy a new pair once every six months. I also have to purchase special insoles but I buy the insoles and replace my old Brooks insoles and then use those for my walks. The new ones get used for the gym - bike, treadmill and elliptical where I need better support.
I also had a meniscus tear and finally got it fixed a few weeks ago. Congrats on the weight loss - you are doing awesome!
current weight: 225.0
Fitness Minutes: (14,000) Posts: 836 4/7/14 5:42 P
I had knee surgery in February. meniscus, I am down from 260 lb to 243, but I need a decent workout shoe that will give me joint support. I used to wear Mizuno running shoes, but I can no longer run (because I don't want to risk having my knees replaced). Brooks and NB were some of the suggestions made by the orthopedist. Any positive reviews?
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