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

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  1. cb911 macrumors 601

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    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. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    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.
     
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    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. cb911 thread starter macrumors 601

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    Thanks for the info. I have also been recommended Magnum (http://www.magnumboots.com/), which looks really good to me. I am definitely going to look into those...
     
  5. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Merrell shoes are great. I have multiple pairs of Chameleon GTXs I've worn flat.
     
  6. harrisondavies macrumors regular

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    Handmade Alden 405's from Alden in SanFrancisco. Best boots ever.

    Forgot to add: Tailor made and orthopaedic.

    http://www.aldenshoes.com/Store/DrawProducts.aspx?CategoryID=109

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

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    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.
     
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    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. d0ster macrumors regular

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    You can try checking out some KangaROOS on zappos.com. They are relatively cheap and feel like you are walking on air :)
     
  11. shoeman macrumors newbie

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    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.
     
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    You owe arn $50.

    Pay up.
     
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    My dad is in the Police and when he's in uniform (and walking the beat) he swears by these.
     
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    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:
     
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    NIKE Air sneakers. No matter how long I am on my feet these are like walking in pillows!
     
  16. samiwas macrumors 65816

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    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. cb911 thread starter macrumors 601

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    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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    Firstly, to note that this is a resurrection of a long dormant thread. (Check the dates). In itself, that need not be an issue, because the topic of comfortable, stylish, and well made shoes is a perennial one.

    Anyway, another fan of Meindl here, I have had their boots and can attest to the fact that they are excellent.

    I also wear Church's shoes (and boots) and, while they somewhat expensive, they are superb.
     
  20. harrisondavies macrumors regular

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    Weird. I got a message today from Macrumors saying someone had replied. Haha
     
  21. chown33 macrumors 604

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    Someone did, but it was spam. The moderators deleted it.
     
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    Well, someone - a spammer - had resurrected the thread - but when I saw you had mentioned Meindl shoes, I thought to add my voice in support of that, as I have always found them excellent shoes - and boots (and I have had both).

    Yes, I reported the post in question.
     
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    An instruction, or a suggestion?

    Anyway, while it is an old thread, it is not an old topic. People will always seek advice on what are the best ad most comfortable shoes for walking.

    Since it was first started, certain shoe (or boot manufacturers) have become better known, while, conversely, others which used to enjoy an excellent reputation no longer really can be said to do so.
     
  25. willmtaylor macrumors 601

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    Sometimes old equals invalid or no longer germane, but as has already been mentioned, the topic of quality footwear is timeless.

    Quality RedWings are good.

    I'm partial to Clarks and Chacos myself.
     

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