Decent pair of walking shoes
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I work as a Mental Health Nurse,as you can imagine i spend a lot of time on my feet.Looking for recommendations for good walking trainers. Bearing in mind there is under floor heating and i do off ward escorting duty which can be up too 10 miles in a week and that's not counting the walking i do in the ward.Just need something comfy for my poor feet!!
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Strangely enough, I had my Mum at A+E recently, and practically all staff were using Skechers of one sort or another.
How formal/ casual can they be? Male or female? Level of pronation?
I'm an over pronator, get blisters from everything, but have recently tried New Balance trainers and wore them for four days sightseeing without the slightest ache or rubbing. Schuh have a good selection of them, and I know the mens ones are pretty good too. They look smarter than your standard trainer too.
Nike Thea also gets good reviews, but they're twice the price.
They're not cheap, but they are well made and your feet will thank you. As an aside, I find that Brooks run about half a size small for my feet.
Hope you are claiming tax relief on shoes and uniform if applies
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If you are walking a few miles a day and need comfy footwear with a little support, try Nike Lunar trainers.
(no I don't work for Nike!)
Other brands worth a look too but these are types I've tried, tested and keep coming back to. (If it's any help, stay clear of the Huarche as the plastic can dig into your feet and doesn't give over time).
If you are walking many miles a day, hiking and so on, you really need to get your feet checked and footwear suitable for your gait type. Runners specific stores will do this and most will offer to exchange if after a few days they don't work for you, but they check first to make sure they are suitable by filming your feet as you walk to check how you walk.
Otherwise, try ebay but beware of fakes; the more well known the brand, the more chance they have of being faked. Know what you are looking for first, try them on, feel how they weigh in your hand, how flexible or not they are, then when you purchase from Ebay you have a better chance of spotting a fake.
If you can hold on until Friday, many brands are likely to offer various % off, it may be nothing huge but it's better than nothing at all. And always use a cashback site (TCB, Quidco...etc) where you can to save more on top of this.
I bought Merrell's, which have been really great.
They were supposed to be £64 or something, down to £47 on Amazon warehouse deals - but they looked and smelled brand new. I guess the previous "owner" just didn't like them.