I work eight hour days where I'm doing a lot of walking and heavy lifting. I need some comfortable but affordable ($70) shoes that provide good support. Any suggestions? More inside.
My feet have become pretty fucked up from not wearing shoes meant for the kind of work I'm doing. Both of my big toes are swollen and hurt and are callused to hell (I do plan on seeing a doctor), so I'm thinking it's time I try to find some shoes that won't further exacerbate the problem. I don't expect any kind of shoe to reverse the problem, but I am looking for a pair of shoes that won't make my issues worse. I do a lot of walking at work (in addition to also walking to and from work), as well as heavy lifting and pulling. I've been wearing Nikes
and Onitsuka Tigers
, but they're already falling apart, and weren't really the best shoes to be wearing, anyway, but they're indicative of the style of shoes I prefer. Very little of my time is spent sitting down, unfortunately, so the majority of my work day is spent on my feet.
I don't need anything steel-toed, and would prefer a pair of shoes that aren't flashy. A lot of shoes I see that are meant to provide good support look like something the Silver Surfer shat out
. I like "plain" shoes, something that won't startle me when I look down. Aesthetics are ultimately secondary to the overall health of my feet, I'm just hoping somebody will have something to suggest that look very "basic".
The caveat is I can't really afford to spend more than about $70. It'd be great if they last a bit longer than my Nikes/Onitsuka Tigers, but I'm not expecting anything indestructible within that price range. Unfortunately, I just don't make enough to be able to spend a lot, and I need to be able to buy these shoes soon.
I'm a male, and my shoe size differs depending on the brand. I'm a 13 in Nikes, but a 12 in Onitsuka Tigers. I don't have a clue what I am in Adidas, but I'm pretty sure it's probably around a 12.