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Old 06-20-2010, 01:06 AM
Location: Diaspora
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Product: Reebok Men´s "Comfort Deluxe" Walking Shoe<br><font color=#4B4BC8>EXTENDED SIZES!</font>

Best $40 you'll ever spend.
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Old 06-20-2010, 03:05 AM
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Originally Posted by bachslunch View Post
For the past few years, I have been searching in vain for a pair of comfortable, good quality black leather walking shoes. They need to be leather, black, not obviously dressy (such as wing-tips) but something that can pass for dress shoes if need be.
You've probably found your shoes by now, and I haven't read through this whole thread so I apologize if I'm repeating someone else's suggestion... but I was on this same quest recently and discovered Clark's Un.structured line of shoes! They are the first shoes I've ever worn that feel like I'm not even wearing any shoes. Actually... that's not right. It's better than barefoot because they do offer really good support and they are cushiony and soft and wonderful.

They even have an air circulation system built in. I have a problem with my feet always getting really hot, which is why even in winter I've always been more comfortable wearing sandals. But these shoes are awesome.

The leather that touches your feet on the inside is also really soft but durable. I believe it's lambskin? I wore them for 8 hours straight without socks the first day and absolutely no blisters at all. Unbelievable. The shoe is so lightweight so when I travel it's great because it doesn't add much weight to the bags. They are a little pricey but so worth it.

They have different styles.... Clarks Un.sage (Black Leather) - Unstructured | Clarks Shoes | Powered by Zappos Development, Inc. and others like this Women's Shoe Collection: Unstructured - Free Shipping | Clarks Shoes | Powered by Zappos Development, Inc. Clarks has a really good reputation for making high quality shoes. I have some Clarks that are of the "artisan" line as well and they took a little time to break in (I wore them with tights and hose for a few weeks first) but now I can wear them without tights or hose and they are super comfy, too. No blisters and my feet feel great. But these "Unstructured" Clarks haven't required any break-in time at all... they are heaven in a shoe right out of the box.
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Old 06-20-2010, 01:25 PM
Location: Bradenton, Florida
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Are you thinking of moccasins?

All I can say is in my experience, I bought a pair of Reebok walking shoes for $50, when most shoes were going for $20, and they didn't last as long as the $20 pair. Big waste of money for me. Even today, I'm very hard on shoes because I don't own a car--I walk everywhere I go.
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Old 06-20-2010, 03:45 PM
Location: Back in the gym...Yo Adrian!
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I like Johnston & Murphy, they make a good shoe, comfortable, durable, and not terribly expensive for what you're getting. If there is one thing people should not spare any expense on is footwear. You spend hours a day on your feet, they should be comfortable.
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Old 06-22-2010, 06:20 PM
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Like Tek_Freek, SAS are the shoes best for my feet...I no longer have sore feet when I wear them, and at the end of the workday (on my feet a lot!), my feet never feel tired or sore.

However, that being said, everyone's feet are unique and sometimes you just have to try different brands and styles to find what works best for you.

My main problem is the balls of my feet, padding has diminshed with age and I need extra cushioning in that area, plus need shoes that don't have heels more than 1" in height.

Hopefully you've found a pair that works for you!
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