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2/16/10 7:21 P

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Well I thought about getting a pair. But a couple of people said you need to be stable. Well that leaves me out. emoticon

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2/16/10 7:52 A

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Thank you all for your input.

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2/16/10 7:16 A

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just received them as birthday gift and still in the break in stage=gradually working up in the continued time worn. Keep you posted

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2/16/10 1:44 A

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I started having problems with my feet after I had been working at a very physical job which demanded that I be on my feet from 8 to 12 hours a day. Most often it was 12 hours per day, 6 days a week. I was 48 at the time. First I noticed the heel spurs--not too bad if I avoided stepping off on my heal. Next, I noticed pain and burning in my feet. Also, they would itch terribly. After seeing a foot specialist, I discovered I had "falling arches", neuropathy (from standing for long periods of time) and, of course, the heel spurs. I also had osteoarthritis of the feet.
First I purchased a brand name "walking shoe". This helped a lot, but after a while all the old pain and burning came back. Then I saw an infomercial about an orthodic insert for the shoes by "The Good Feet" store. Long story short, I purchased the inserts and "wa la" my feet gradually got better. After retiring, my feet continued to give me trouble---so I purchased my first pair of sketchers. Combined with my inserts, I am now able to walk with comfort. You have to get used to the inserts (one hour per day--then working up. The sketchers--you also have to get used to them as well. I had a balance problem before I purchased them, but gradually my balance improved.
I haven't noticed any significant muscle toning or weight loss due to the shoes, but they are comfortable once you get used to them.

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2/16/10 12:50 A

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I was diagnosed with heel spurs more than 25 years ago and was fitted with orthotics. They worked like magic. I still don't have any pain from the spurs. I am never without orthotics or footwear that has good firm arch support built in.
Life gives our feet a real workout. I think there are a lot of people who should visit the foot doctor, but never do.

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2/16/10 12:21 A

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I have them by MBT. They are comfortable and do work muscles a little differently, but I doubt they burn many additional calories.

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2/16/10 12:13 A

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I too am considering purchasing a pair. I have concerns with plantar facitis. Several of my nurse friends own them. They said they had to start slow with them like an hour a shift because the rocker heel causes the calf to stretch. Neither of them has had them very long so they couldn't comment on the claimed results of tone muscles, but they said they like them and would recommend them.

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2/16/10 12:09 A

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I have some Step Ups and enjoy them. I don't wear them a lot as I wear Crocs for my running around the house and at work. I do wear them if walking or going out for the day. I haven't noticed any change.

I have a friend who got the MBT shoes for a good price also. They are rounded on the bottom so you are supposed to be walking differently. It seems to be very similar to regular walking, though. I don't wear them enough and have no idea if it improves and tones the legs.

Arthritis in the knees and they don't bother me.

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2/15/10 10:52 P

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Would they be good for heel spurs? I have trouble getting shoes to help with my spur. My last pair of sneekers I got felt good for about 2 week, then my heel started to bother me again. What is a good shoe for heel spurs?

I TAKE ONE STEP AT A TIME AND HOPE I KEEP GOING FORWARD


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JP5214's Photo JP5214 Posts: 1,031
2/15/10 8:54 P

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I did buy them. They're a little heavier than my regular walking shoes. I also had to go up a half size. I don't know how much good they do, but they do feel great. It does make you pay attention to your balance because of the rocking motion.
I really like them.
I also have used the FitFlops in the summer for walking shoes and I felt that they really did help. A portion of the workout with the flipflops is simply keeping them on your foot.

Anything to keep me interested in walking.
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2/15/10 8:31 P

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I would like to try them but I don't know how they will be with an ankle that has arthritis in and is limited in mobility too. So I will be waiting until I see if I can get an ankle replacement and then get them.

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2/15/10 8:11 P

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I did purchase a pair of the same type of shoes in sandal style from Avon. They took me a couple of days to get used to but I love them! I will get a pair of the shoes as soon as my current nursing shoes wear out. I walk alot at work!

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2/15/10 6:41 P

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I have them. I had to buy them 3 sizes bigger than I normally wear. They are comfy, but I don't know what else they do. Your heel goes a litle lower when you walk, so maybe it stretches the back of your legs.

If you are not stable, it is not a good choice.
They are very cushy.

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XHOOSIERLOSER's Photo XHOOSIERLOSER Posts: 1,267
2/15/10 6:14 P

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I've been curious too. I know I'd LOOK pretty curious in them, but if they work.... hey, strange looks are nothing new to me!



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EMMAYODER1954 Posts: 14
2/15/10 6:03 P

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I haven't tried the skechers. I sell avon and they along with curves have some of the trimming shoes at a good price. I can't wear the ones with rocker soles since I have balance prob. due to ms. I did get a pair of the curves walking shoes from avon and I really like them. my online website is www.youravon.com/sherylmurrell and you can go there and look at them and you can order from me online and have them shipped direct to your house.
I have sold some of those trimming shoes to customers and they like them alot. plus if you don't like them you can return them for an exchange or get your money back.

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2/15/10 5:36 P

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I've seen several ads for Sketchers (sp?) Keep Fit or Stay Fit sneakers. They are supposed to burn carlories, burn fat, help you lose weight, tone your legs, buttocks and stomach, clean your oven (OK maybe not that) and other amazing things.

Has anyone tried these or are they another gimmick?

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