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Old 04-15-2010, 08:10 AM
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Any suggestions for good but fashionable footwear to prevent foot pain from standing all day at work? Help!
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Old 04-15-2010, 08:25 AM
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Location: Jollyville, TX
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I have terrible feet. I am forced to buy expensive shoes that provide good support. The good news is that most of the shoe makers have come out with nice styles besides Mary Janes that are easy on the feet. The bad news is that they are still expensive.

A couple of brands to look at are Merrell, Ecco, Clarks, Spring Step, Munro, Born. Browse a site like zappos to get an idea of their styles.
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Old 04-15-2010, 10:22 AM
Location: Up in the air
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I wear plain everyday black flats (or work boots, depending on my mood) and I got some orthopedic insoles made. Some insurances cover it (mine did!), but it does help. Then, you can basically wear whatever shoes you want.
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Old 04-15-2010, 10:32 AM
Location: Staten Island, New York
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I have terrible feet! I find that a low heel, 1-2 inches, made of good leather, without pointy toes are best. Aerosoles make great shoes with padding. Accessories that can help are cushioned insoles and gel heel pads. It may take a while to find what's best for you. You might even want to see a podiatrist. Paying a bit more is worth the investment.

Don't buy cheap shoes. You will regret it.
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Old 04-15-2010, 10:34 AM
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I've tried clarkes and ecco, somehow they just don't work for me. They aren't comfortable, and the soles are overly soft--not the insoles, but the outside soles, so its like walking on sand, which to me is harder. I need cushion inside, but I need a firm foundation to stand on. I've also tried some expensive italian 'comfort' shoes--they were total crap. Money doesn't buy comfort, that's for sure.

I have a few pairs of Soft Spots brand, that I wear when I'm going to be standing a lot. They have some decidedly geriatric styles, but they have fashionable ones as well. I also have a lot of Aerosoles and Naturalizers. I think Naturalizer is a little bit better. I also have a rule--nothing over 2" heel. I decided this after finding one pair of shoes that worked, that I could genuinely stand in all day, and measuring the heel. Now I don't go beyond that, and whenever I can, I stick to 1 1/2" heels.

Everyone's feet are different, so you'll have to find out what works for you and your feet.
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Old 04-15-2010, 10:36 AM
Location: NJ
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Welcome to SHOES FOR CREWS® - The Shoe That Grips : Slip-Resistant Footwear, Mats and Overshoes

Don't know that they are fashionable, although they make dress styles, but these shoes are specifically made for work.
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Old 04-15-2010, 10:41 AM
Location: Kirkwood, DE and beautiful SXM!
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For dressy shoes, I usually wear Sofftts or Soft Spots. I also like Naturalizer, Aerosoles, and Easy Street. For more casual, Clarks clogs or Ryka slip-ons. One of the problems that I found with Ecco is that their sizing is always off for me and the most uncomfortable shoes that I have probably ever had was Merrell. I tossed them.
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Old 04-15-2010, 02:07 PM
Location: Kauai, HI
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I like Cole Haan with the Nike Air technology for work
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Old 04-15-2010, 02:14 PM
Location: Marion, IN
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When I worked in retail and had to stand all day the only shoes I could wear were these San Antonio Shoes - Products and Styles
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Old 04-15-2010, 04:49 PM
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I'm going to see if there are any Crocs that I can get away with. Whatever the shoe is it has to be in black. Thank you for all the great suggestions!
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