Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Need a little help from my friends



I have bad feet.  BIG bad feet.  I've gone barefoot my whole life, only putting on shoes when I have to wear them.  I had my toenails permanently removed to get rid of fungus.  Yes friends, my feet are hideous.    
I went to visit Flylady this morning and was reminded that she wants me to put on shoes as soon as I get out of bed.  Her theory seems to be that if you dress for work, you're more likely to actually work, and there is some truth to that.  
Here's the problem.  I can't seem to find any shoes that are comfortable.  Years ago when we first began walking for exercise, Cliff and I discovered Nike Oceanas; they were so comfy, they could have been house shoes.  
Once Nike stopped making Oceanas, they haven't come up with another shoe that suits us.  
I don't mind paying a decent price for shoes, but I'd like them to feel good.  
If you, my readers, have any suggestions as to a comfortable shoe, I'd like to hear it.  After all, my readers steered me right on toilet paper; let's hear what kind of shoes you favor.  Keep in mind that I need a size that is larger than 10, so if their size range only goes to 10, those shoes are not an option.  

12 comments:

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Comfortable shoes are the only ones I can wear anymore. I recently got a pair of Sketchers Shape Up shoes. The ones that look like they are rocking. I love them. Not because I'm going to tone up but they are really comfortable. I'd tried them on just to see and was really surprised. I managed to get them on sale too. Half what they originally sold for. Shoes that make my feet feel good are hard to come by and when I do find a pair I try to get them

Anonymous said...

Try Nike's online store. ?3styles presently. Nothing like being able to get your favorite shoe!
Anonymous lurker.

Vicki said...

I love New Balance, they are so comfy. Vicki

Paula said...

I mostly wear Earth shoes. Need support under my feet.

Anonymous said...

I like the new Aravon's. They come in 10's and double A's up to double E widths. Very comfortable walking shoes, but don't look like athletic shoes. Karen

Margaret said...

Do you wear running shoes? I have wide feet(believe it or not) and love my Ghost 2 running shoes. I'm not sure of the brand though.

Margaret said...

Looked them up and they are Brooks!

TARYTERRE said...

I have small feet but have similar problems. The only shoes I have found to work are Danskin Now. Take care. HAPPY THANKSGIVING.

Forty Pound Sack said...

They are ugly as sin but Crocs are the most comfortable shoes I've ever had. They cured me of plantar facitus, too, though I know I didn't spell that right. Anyway - it's chronic heel pain and harder than heck to get rid of but a couple months of wearing crocs fixed me right up. Not sure they're sturdy enough for you, though, sounds like you're pretty active.

small farm girl said...

Almost all shoes hurt my feet. The only ones that don't are Asics. I love them! Good luck. I know how important shoes are.

Pat said...

The only shoe that is comfy on my feet are Sketchers Shape Ups. I also have chronic heel pain, and these are the only shoes I can now where. If I have to wear something a little dressy for a special occasion my feet kill me. Have a great weekend.
Hugs,
Patricia

Kathy said...

I tend to like the Rockport brand walking shoes but I don't know what size they go to. For sneakers, it's Sketchers and New Balance because they have wide widths available.

Good luck!