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boots were not made for walkin'

What shoes should I buy for a long-distance (20-mile+ each day) walking trip? I think I would like not to get a hiking boot. [more inside]
posted by threeants on Feb 9, 2014 - 22 answers

Tourist Shoes that don't Scream TOURIST

Help me find shoes that a tourist can wear for long days of walking, but could also look nice with nicer outfits. [more inside]
posted by nakedmolerats on Oct 24, 2013 - 33 answers

Shoes for walking on city streets

What shoes or insoles can I wear to help my feet when I do a lot of walking on city sidewalks? [more inside]
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl on Sep 24, 2013 - 16 answers

Well-made walking shoes with repairable soles?

Well-made walking shoes with repairable soles? This is kind of in line with cooking with cast iron, shaving with a straight razor, etc. I want well made comfortable walking shoes that will last for a decade with some upkeep and repair. I'm looking to make an investment in some shoes that I can walk in all day that also look like normal shoes. Black/brown leather, no loud branding or insignias. I have Keen shoes similar to these & love them, but Keen doesn't repair soles as I'm led to understand. Are we now in a world where good walking shoes can't be repaired, is this a fool's errand? Not looking to exceed a couple hundred. Go!
posted by letstrythis on Feb 14, 2013 - 14 answers

Help me find the right shoes to fix my foot pain

I've hod ongoing pain for months in my right foot, and after seeing a doctor and getting x-rays and and MRI done, the best advice he had for me was to buy new shoes and hope the pain eventually goes away. My question is, what sort of shoes am I looking for? I spend about an hour each day walking between classes, work, and my car—aside from that, I'm not terribly active. I'm also on somewhat of a budget, but if I need to pay $100 to not have to limp around, I'll gladly pay.
posted by reductiondesign on Jan 30, 2013 - 20 answers

How can I wear supportive shoes and look cool at the same time?

I need supportive shoes for lots of walking, but I want to look good too. What's a young lady in an old lady's body to do? [more inside]
posted by Dilemma on Jan 22, 2013 - 25 answers

This is my shoe question. There are many like it, but this one is mine.

Comfortable, stylish, informal, professional, durable, RE-SOLABLE men's shoes recommendations needed! [more inside]
posted by KathrynT on Sep 20, 2012 - 14 answers

Need shoes that will help me stay upright.

Help me replace my Danskos with shoes that won't make me fall over. [more inside]
posted by linettasky on Sep 9, 2012 - 20 answers

One Shoe to Shod Them All

I'm looking for my perfect, versatile slip-on walking shoe that is comfortable without socks and not too clunky to wear with a casual skirt/dress. [more inside]
posted by drlith on Sep 5, 2012 - 16 answers

I don't want to bend over to put on my exercising shoes!

I want a women's slip-on walking shoe with enough support to walk several miles in without making my feet hurt. Suggestions for brands or styles needed. [more inside]
posted by nakedmolerats on Aug 24, 2012 - 20 answers

How do I get my feet to get along with my lumpy yard?

Why do my feet hurt after I mow the lawn and what can I do to fix it? [more inside]
posted by VTX on Jul 16, 2012 - 12 answers

Why is the outside arch of my foot burning?

Runners and people who know feet, please help: the outside arch edge of my right foot starts burning during exercise and walking. [more inside]
posted by c'mon sea legs on Apr 26, 2012 - 7 answers

Ouch!

Walking is making my back hurt. What am I doing wrong? [more inside]
posted by chara on Mar 28, 2012 - 17 answers

I would prefer not to look like an extra in Working Girl

Over the last 4 months, I swapped out the driving part of my commute for walking. I walk about 4 miles round trip. This is great, but my beloved heels are all gathering dust in my closet. I would like to do the shoe swap out at work, but I really dislike the look of running shoes and dresses clearly designed for heels. Where can I get cute shoes for this purpose or am I resigned to running shoes?
posted by Nimmie Amee on Mar 27, 2012 - 30 answers

Which Shoes Were Made For Walking?

What shoe style is best for walking and for pairing with skirts/dresses? Specific recommendations? [more inside]
posted by amicamentis on Jan 10, 2012 - 24 answers

And glide... and glide...

Someone who very rarely wears high heels just got a pair of snazzy high heeled boots that I'm now wearing to work every day. (About an inch and a half tall, thick heels not stiletto) It's a learning experience. I'm trying to figure out how to walk gracefully but I still seem to be clomping awkwardly. Is there a trick to this or just practice? Also, I've observed that some women move their hips when they walk (which I've never done naturally) so I tried that but it makes this weird sensation in my hip joints like "popping" kind of. Is that normal? Is it just because it's a different kind of movement? Or does it mean I'm terribly deformed?
posted by bleep on Nov 17, 2011 - 27 answers

Unhappy Feet needs specific walking shoe advice

With high arches and knees that, all of a sudden, are constantly hurting on the medial side of the joint, I've got to find a walking shoe to help extend the life of these parts. I walk on sidewalks mostly, in the neighborhood. I think a weekly MoTown Dance Party at the local joint is the reason for new knee problems, because I've never had them before all this dancing. I've had great difficulty finding a shoe made with high arches. Slipping in the "Dr. Scholls" type inserts doesn't do it (they slide around too much) and right now, I can't afford orthotics. My mom has feet that have all but fallen apart. She's had foot and knee surgery and hobbles around. I don't want to end up that disabled! Can anyone recommend a good shoe?
posted by sleeping beauty on Oct 19, 2010 - 15 answers

Sandal recommendations for the giant-foot lady

I need new travelin' shoes. My beloved Keen Newports have started causing heel pain. I have a trip with alot of walking coming up and I'm looking for sport sandal recommendations. [more inside]
posted by cabingirl on Sep 4, 2010 - 13 answers

My dogs are barking!

Help me take care of myself in a job that requires several miles of walking per day. [more inside]
posted by Sara C. on Jul 29, 2010 - 54 answers

Supportive athletic shoes for a 2 mile walking commute

I'm looking for athletic shoes for a walking commute, 2 miles each way. I have high arches, 'high volume' feet, and under-pronate (I roll to the outside of my feet when I land). Below $100 would be nice. Thanks! [more inside]
posted by carter on Jul 9, 2010 - 18 answers

Reasonably priced walking shoes that don't look like trainers?

We're going to Ireland for two weeks in early June, and while its not exactly a walking/hiking tour, I'm sure there's going to be quite a lot of walking through cities. I usually just go to Payless and get something that looks roughly like loafers, and wear them into the ground, but it has occurred to me that I may want something a little more sturdy for this. Any recommendation for shoes that are reasonably priced, comfortable, but don't look like I've just come from the gym? Or can I just by a cheaper pair of shoes and put in some sort of insert? Or any other recommendations? Possibly relevant details: I'm female, late 30s, live in the US, don't wear heels, my feet tend to run a little wide, and tend to wear things either like loafers or flats.
posted by korej on May 2, 2010 - 23 answers

shoes that are made for walking, but not all over you

Please help me find some comfortable shoes for some high-arched feet [more inside]
posted by raztaj on Feb 3, 2010 - 12 answers

These shoes weren't made for walking.

Are there any durable men's dress shoes that can withstand long distance walks? [more inside]
posted by Mr_Thirdworld on Aug 15, 2009 - 24 answers

Hello new shoes, bye bye blues...

Help me find comfortable walking shoes! With high heels please. [more inside]
posted by triggerfinger on Aug 6, 2009 - 32 answers

Good Mary-Jane style sneaker with arch support?

What's a good Mary-Jane style sneaker (for walking) with solid arch support? [more inside]
posted by ninotchka on May 24, 2009 - 10 answers

Alternatives to Nike Free shoes

I've been hearing a lot about the benefits of walking barefoot, and barring that, wearing shoes like the Vibram Five Fingers or Nike Frees, which aren't padded. But are there cheaper alternatives? Wouldn't the lineup of Converse All-Stars and Puma shoes, to give two examples, have the same effect? Any others?
posted by dicetumbler on May 10, 2009 - 17 answers

Ready ready ready- ready to run (?)

Help choosing a good women's walking/running shoe? [more inside]
posted by I_Love_Bananas on Apr 25, 2009 - 7 answers

Gussy up my feet for summer.

Are there any sandals as comfortable as Chacos but . . . well, cute? [more inside]
posted by PhoBWanKenobi on Apr 13, 2009 - 19 answers

Save my feet from blisters

[GrossFootStuffFilter] I just started walking (a lot more than I used to) and I'm constantly developing blisters all over my toes. Help! [more inside]
posted by Tomorrowful on Aug 7, 2008 - 17 answers

Sturdy walking shoes

Looking for great walking shoes in the Bay Area. [more inside]
posted by scission on Jun 28, 2008 - 5 answers

these boots are made for walking?

Where can I find affordable and cool looking shoes that I can walk in? [more inside]
posted by mustcatchmooseandsquirrel on Oct 20, 2007 - 21 answers

Importance of arch support

How important is arch support for walking? [more inside]
posted by kraigory on May 18, 2007 - 9 answers

I walk on the edges of my feet - to dire results!

Without fail, the soles on the heels of my boots wear down unevenly. The outside part (the edge) of the heel on each shoe wears down more quickly than the inside part, so each shoe become lopsided. How can I prevent this? [more inside]
posted by eswusp86 on Mar 18, 2007 - 16 answers

Click! Click! Boom!

I walk to work, so I'm good for the environment these days. However, the wear and tear that used be directed to my car tires now falls on my high heels! [more inside]
posted by mireille on Jan 30, 2007 - 16 answers

Put a spring in my step!

I have (a) a bad back (herniated L4-L5) and (b) very flat feet, so with every step I take when walking I feel a huge jolt go up my spine. Without resorting to the ridiculous looking Z-coil shoes, what's the next best thing? [more inside]
posted by dmd on Sep 9, 2006 - 6 answers

Slip-on walking shoes?

Help me find slip-on athletic shoes so I can walk home without pain! [more inside]
posted by MeetMegan on May 1, 2006 - 11 answers

I'm looking for some floppy shoes.

I'm looking for some floppy shoes. [more inside]
posted by bshort on Jan 4, 2006 - 9 answers

Dress shoes that are great to walk in?

I walk 3/4 of a mile to and from work every day, and my Bostonian Strada dress shoes are not up to snuff. Can anyone recommend a classically-styled dress shoe that is comfortable to walk in?
posted by kaufmajm on Oct 23, 2005 - 29 answers

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