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Decent pair of walking shoes



  • wess_lawsonwess_lawson Forumite
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    Agree with Bogalot "One person's comfy can be another's misery!"
    But I like Sketchers, they are so light and comfortable for me.
  • panterkapanterka Forumite
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    Not exactly walking shoes, but I've been byuing Softinos for work now 3 years in a row. They are very comfortable to spend all day on feet- a little downside is that they have a soft sole as well- great for the comfort but wears off after 6-9 months of everyday use.
    Another option is Earth Spirit that I found at TKMaxx- I have a pair for walking that is more comfortable than branded walking shoes.
  • For indoor and outdoor trainers I can highly recommend Lowa San Francisco GTX.

    Extremely comfortable, lightweight and waterproof trainers. The sole is cushioned in a way that nullifies so much of the pressure, my feet no longer ache on an evening.

    I work in a children's nursery and these things are a godsend. They do a mens and womens version. My partner also loves his.

    The price, around £100 - £120.

    The quality, unquestionable. I have had these on my feet every day this year and they do not look worn in the slightest.

    Best shoes I have ever owned.
    Where would we be without tea?
  • cajefcajef Forumite
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    Another vote for Merrell Gore-Tex walking shoes, I buy from Gaynor Sports they usually have bargains at sale prices.

  • AubreyMacAubreyMac Forumite
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    I do hiking in different terrain as a hobby.

    I have hi-tec boots which are brilliant and offer great support on your ankle and knees as these are the areas I ache the most in.

    I recently bought Karrimor hiking trainers as boots are too chunky for short walks on flat man made ground and they are good too but took a while to break into.

    I have gone through about 4 pairs of skechers go walk in the past couple of years as they are so comfy I wear them almost daily. However, although they are comfy and easy to slip on and off I find they don't offer me the ankle and knee support I need so not good for long walks or if you're on your feet all day - for me anyway.

    Also, try wearing flight socks too. When I was looking for some for my long haul flight many reviews were from nurses who said they helped them as they were on their feet most of the day.
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