The agony of da feets
September 18, 2013 5:03 AM Subscribe
Please help me (a hefty male) find shoes sneakers that are comfortable! Requirements: US size 10.5-11, wide width (3E), wide toe box for bunion comfort and vegan. Preferably shoes that don't look like Herman Munster's. Actually, that's totally OK.
posted by Cat Pie Hurts to clothing, beauty, & fashion (14 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I'm always looking for New Balance shoes with the SL-2 last ( those are the models with a wide toe box and high instep). Do any other shoe and sneaker manufacturers use an easily identifiable designation for shoes with a wide toe box?
Sneakers: I used to buy New Balance 817s. They were so comfy! But they were discontinued. Then I bought the 1012. Fairly comfortable, but they're a running shoe and I didn't get the right kind of support. And they started falling apart after 3 months. Doesn't matter anyway because the old, leather free 1012 has been replaced with a new, leather-trimmed 1012. Bah.
Shoes: Preferably something stylish that goes well with jeans.
To add, I do use a variety of bunion cushions and gel spacers to help with bunion comfort. I will also tape when I have to, but the adhesive on the various tapes has started to cause irritation.
My poor feet thank for your help!