CINDYYB at one time there were special aerobic shoes.
I first heard about New Balance when my son needed 15EEEE. I asked about 11AA for myself. Twenty years later, I still wear New Balance 12AAAA. There is one store in town that carries them (or special orders) and doesn't tell me 'get a man's size 11....'
Went to podiatrist for heel pain. He put an orthotic in my walking shoes, suggested waterproof hiking boots for snow, and ACIS sandals for slippers. I were heavyweight soccer socks in the winter so boots and 'slippers' aren't too loose. When I complained about the weight of walking shoes worn all the time, he said get, running shoes because they provide enough support.
Definitely wear the same type of socks for buying shoes and exercising. Thinner socks can make the shoes too wide and your foot will slide.
- 10/8/2010 9:38:34 PM