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  • I'm always annoyed with bad fitting sneakers becuase my size isn't made in sneakers. 10 is too small and 11 is too big, I'm a 10.5 and that actually does not exist in sneakers:( Stupidest thing I've ever seen in my life. - 9/3/2015 8:50:41 AM
  • JACKRAMSEY
    I love my Nikes. If you're looking for a top running shoe that you can wear any other time too you've got to go with Nikes! Don't believe me? Ask anyone.
    http://consumster.com/2014/03/18/sport-s
    hoes-is-nike-really-the-best-option/
    Reviews everywhere agree too. That's just my opinion i suppose but i don't see why anyone would decide against Nikes. - 8/11/2015 1:32:11 PM
  • When I was ready for some new walking shoes I walked in a shoe store and told the clerk. He led me to some shoes and waved his hand across the entire section saying "All the shoes here are walking shoes". After trying on practically all the shoes I finally settled on a pair that was not as uncomfortable as the others. As it turned out what I bought was just a pair of cute shoes and not walking shoes. I spent a lot of money that was slotted for athletic shoes not fashion shoes. I should have researched before buying. - 5/14/2015 7:54:56 AM
  • I have had problems with my feet all my life and being knocked kneed. My feet roll over at any nano second. Resulting in sprained ankles. My tendons in my ankles are all stretched out now. Surgery has been offered to shortened them for more stability but I'm used to it now. I also have suffered plantar fasciitis several times. I can't just pick any shoe off the rack. I have to walk around the store in them.
    Good workout shoes is a MUST. I never really understood the difference until I was turned on to a good pair. What a different that made! Yes, I did go through several different makers until I found the ones that worked best for me and yes, they were costly....but worth every penny - 3/14/2015 9:48:40 AM
  • Anyone that has problems with plantar fasciitis I have found that the need for braces is non-resistant with a shoe called KURU. The shoe has great arch supports. - 3/14/2015 9:33:44 AM
  • This article was the most helpful one I have read thus far. Thank you! - 3/14/2015 7:53:00 AM
  • Following the advice in this article is exactly what I credit with keeping me running (and walking) injury free for nearly 30 years.

    I've seen many shoe fads come and go, but I stick to the tried and true advice and my "difficult" feet - flat, severely overpronating with even an extra bone (yeah, there's such a thing) are just fine.

    I do replace my shoes every 6 months or 500 miles, whichever comes first. I don't spend much on fashion, but my feet are worth it. - 2/12/2015 8:33:36 AM
  • More important to me than a good shoe and even an orthotic in sole, was to learn to use my core muscles properly when I walk! - 2/11/2015 10:32:40 AM
  • Thanks for sharing. Good info. - 1/15/2014 6:17:46 AM
  • great content and explanation without being to much.
    Thank you! - 1/2/2014 4:33:17 PM
  • Thanks I need a new pair for a long time. Been looking but haven't seen what I want. - 6/15/2013 10:35:03 AM
  • Thanks for sharing - 5/29/2013 7:32:33 AM
  • I agree with those who said this is very traditional (and limited, outdated) advice. I'm 58 years old and an avid walker, and just switched to minimalist shoes (Altra Intuitions) based on a recommendation from my physical therapist. I had back and foot problems for years and they're beginning to clear up. Putting on my old "supportive" shoes to cut the grass was physically painful and so cumbersome. Our bodies work better when ALL the muscles can do their jobs (including the muscles in our feet). After all, we don't expect our hands to need "supportive" restrictive mittens to protect them while we work! - 5/26/2013 5:54:53 AM
  • I never know whether I pronate or supinate, so it's hard to know what kind of shoe to buy. I think I need a trip to my local specialty running shop! I was going to sign up for a Zumba class, so I was glad to hear the advice about dance sneakers or aerobic sneakers here. - 4/17/2013 10:29:10 AM
  • Nice, timely article. It's way past time to replace my shoes. - 1/10/2013 5:37:51 PM

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