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Old 11-03-2010, 08:04 PM
Location: Michigan--good on the rocks
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I won't buy used shoes. If I have to skip dinner for a few days, I would rather do than than wear someone else's shoes. I buy good quality, usually plainly styled shoes/boots. If it's ok to name a brand, I have been wearing Dr. Martin's for many years. They fit my foot well and the support lasts a long time. I avoid the trendier styles they have come out with and stick with the old standards. Well worth the extra money since I am on my feet a lot.
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Old 11-03-2010, 10:23 PM
Location: CA
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I used to buy cheap shoes and I've regretted it ever since because now I have foot problems that slow my gait down.

Now, I buy/wear MBT's throughout the year ($250 ea) , American made Frye boots for fall/winter ($180-$400), and Naot for summer ($180). My feet feel MUCH better when I where the MBT's which are really, REALLY ugly, but... it's a good thing I don't care. I never buy Payless shoes or any shoe under a certain price because I'm AFRAID of them. It's not worth skimping on shoes.

I really think we're not meant to be on thin soles standing/walking on concrete. Get something that absorbs the shock of walking on a surface that doesn't give (like tile or concrete), if it cost more so what.
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