I love my ecco's. I've taken to walking in fields and in MI don't have to worry about snakes etc. so they are great. I have the bunions too but a narrow heel. So duck feet I say. For walking dressy I love my sandals. I never thought I would wear flip flops but in Florida (not in Michigan) I found substantial soled, very comfortable for my back, sexy looking flip flops. They don't impinge on the bunions and I walked for miles in Paris, and London with them. They have been all over in my journeys. They have real shoe like soles with instep etc. not just the drugstore foamsole variety. I even got a pair of beaded highheel flipflops this week couldn't resist. The shoe fetish is a new thing for me in the last 6 or 7 years I think. Since I have lost a little wt. I am even wearing high heels again.
I had the worst bunion problems when Pluto transited my Mars. I got so mad one day, I kicked the wall hard enough to injure my foot. It is still not the same, 8 years later! The only shoes I could wear for almost a year were:
1. Mephisto sandals (but they have lots of styles) 2. Mozo shoes (www.mozoshoes.com) 3. Men's New Balance running shoes
I don't know if you are familiar with Zappos.com, but I get their shoe digest via email and people are constantly asking questions like this and responding to each other. I love shoes.
That link will take you to the page where you can either subscribe to the digest or you can search the achives for an answer to your question.
I went to London last year and walked about 5 miles a day wearing Born sandals. I also took a pair of Baretraps sandals, which I'm sad to say have since died and I've been unable to find a suitable replacement. If you are looking for athletic shoes my favorites are New Balance, but I think it's more because they have "N"'s on each side and my intials are NN. They do have a roomy toebox though and might work.
I'm a sucker for sexy shoes so I can't help you with any other ideas for comfy shoes. Good luck!
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I need help. With my new exercising and upcoming trip to NY which involves lots of walking, I need to figure out shoes. What has worked so far is my Eccos and Nike Frees. But Bunions and Hammertoes are a problem and there is no way I am having surgery to fix this. What experiences do you have with comfortable shoes that have a wide front and soft step?
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