Best & most comfortable shoes/boots for all day walking?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by cb911, Sep 16, 2011.

  1. macrumors 601


    Mar 12, 2002
    BrisVegas, Australia
    Hi All,

    I guess not many people would post on a Mac forum a question about shoes - but what the heck, you won't find out if you don't ask. :p

    I am just looking for some very comfy shoes, going to be heading to Japan for the 2nd time in January, alot of walking around Tokyo last time and my feet were killing me. I was just wearing some old skate shoes, had to stop and get a foot massage. Haha

    So what are your suggestions? Looking for something with very good foot support since I've got a bit of a high arch in the middle of my foot.

    Cheers for any suggestions.
  2. macrumors 601


    Feb 6, 2010
    On the fence
    Some of the most comfortable shoes I have ever worn are Asics gel nimbus. They are pretty heavily padded and are good for high arches as well. I wore a pair for working last summer, and I was on my feet 8 hours a day, and while my feet were still a bit tired afterwards, they were much better than other shoes I have had.
  3. QuarterSwede, Sep 16, 2011
    Last edited: Sep 16, 2011

    macrumors G3


    Oct 1, 2005
    Colorado Springs, CO
    Anything Keen makes. They're more comfortable than any tennis shoes I've ever worn (Nike, Addidas, New Balance). The most comfortable I've worn from Keen is The Austin. I can work on my feet all day and still love having them on at night. They hold up too. I've had my Austins for four years and they haven't lost a stitch yet. Expensive but totally worth it.
  4. thread starter macrumors 601


    Mar 12, 2002
    BrisVegas, Australia
    Thanks for the info. I have also been recommended Magnum (, which looks really good to me. I am definitely going to look into those...
  5. macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    Merrell shoes are great. I have multiple pairs of Chameleon GTXs I've worn flat.
  6. macrumors regular


    Nov 21, 2010
    Newcastle upon Tyne
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    Handmade Alden 405's from Alden in SanFrancisco. Best boots ever.

    Forgot to add: Tailor made and orthopaedic.

    Expensive but so worth it. and they will resole and fix upper inners for like $40 I think down the line.
  7. macrumors 603


    Dec 31, 2002
    Green and pleasant land
    I've been buying mostly Ecco shoes since I found out about them a few years back.

    My chosen travel shoe (well, I wear them every day too) is the Ecco Chiltern. These are leather waterproof breathable gore-tex lined shoes, with solid outdoor soles. They're fine for walking all day, and they're still smart enough to go out in for the evening. They're ideal for one bag/lightweight travel as you don't need to carry other shoes with you.
  8. macrumors 6502a

    spoon man

    Jul 8, 2007
  9. macrumors 68040


    Dec 19, 2004
    I have several foot problems. I forget what the terms are but I have to wear orthopedic inserts when wearing boots.

    The most comfortable tennis shoes I have worn are made by Saucony. They actually make shoes to the correct size. So with them I can get a 13D which is my actual size on one of those foot measuring devices. With other brands I have to get a 14D or bigger and they are usually uncomfortable with the heel slipping or toes pinching.

    As for boots I could not really say. My Wolverines with my insert are pretty comfortable. Because of the orthopedic insert I have to get size 15E boots. So I take what I can get.
  10. macrumors regular

    May 3, 2011
    You can try checking out some KangaROOS on They are relatively cheap and feel like you are walking on air :)
  11. macrumors newbie

    Jan 4, 2012
    Brooklyn, NY
    Try some Merrells

    The Merrell Chameleon or Intercept shoes are a great option.
    I've been wearing these for years and enjoy daily comfort.
    They also have good arch support.
    Take a look at Most Comfortable Shoes
    They offer the best, most current options in comfort shoes.
  12. macrumors P6


    Mar 22, 2008
    On tenterhooks
    You owe arn $50.

    Pay up.
  13. macrumors 68020


    May 26, 2006
    New York, Baby!
    My dad is in the Police and when he's in uniform (and walking the beat) he swears by these.
  14. macrumors regular


    Nov 9, 2008
    These Red Wing boots are pricey but excellent~I've owned several over the past quarter-century...I've tried cheaper brands (Timberland, Wolverine, etc) but end up going back to Red Wing~I'll wear cheap jeans and cheap shirts--save the money for good boots:cool:
  15. macrumors regular

    Mar 15, 2011
    City of Bon Jovi, New Jersey, USA
    NIKE Air sneakers. No matter how long I am on my feet these are like walking in pillows!
  16. macrumors 65816

    Aug 26, 2006
    Atlanta, GA
    I've been wearing ONLY Merrell Ventilators for the past several years. It doesn't matter if I'm at a fair, being a tourist, going out to dinner, or on my feet for 14 hours at work...same shoes (yeah, I know...). Unless I'm doing something that requires a nicer shoe, which is about 4 times a year for me, I'm always wearing them. Too damn comfy.
  17. thread starter macrumors 601


    Mar 12, 2002
    BrisVegas, Australia
    Thanks for all the tips, it's good to know what's out there. I'm thinking I'll just take my Dr Martens and wear a few pairs of socks with them, I'm also going to try and find one of those gel inserts - can't hurt to try.

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