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3 hours ago, Paa Langfart said:

I was actually going to recommend skechers in this thread.  Very under rated for the price - my wife and I have both had plantar faciitis, wear custom orthopedic insoles. And now wer skechers.   My wifes job keeps her on her feet almost all day - I bought her a pair of skecher work/ athletic type shoes - she says they are the best shoes she has ever worn.

I'm on my feet about half my day and do a lot of short area walking. I'm open to anything so thanks for the recommendation. 

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So I went to Run For Your Life on Mallard Creek today where they did a gait assessment and discovered that I over pronate. They were incredibly knowledgeable and helpful. I lucked up and bought a pair of NB that a guy ordered and never picked up so I got a pretty substantial discount. I'll get a second pair soon as I like to rotate shoes daily. 

Thanks again for the advice, as usual the Huddle comes through. 

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On 6/28/2017 at 10:25 AM, thefuzz said:

Just curious here, but would a great set of boots be better than running shoes?

I don't have bad feet, so I have no idea.

im on my feet all day, Timberlands work great for me. Damn comfortable

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I never saw this thread the first time around, but it's ironic that you started out saying NB were bad, yet buying them in the end. If you go to any hospital/doctors office, look at their feet. They walk around in New Balance all day long. Not for fashion. And they cost no more than other quality shoes.

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On 6/26/2017 at 8:41 AM, Johnny Rockets said:

As someone who has feet that are, well lets just call them "a bit difficult", I highly recommend Scrum's suggestion. There are plenty of places that probably do this well but I went to "Run for Your Life" off Mallard Creek a few years ago which would just be a short drive down 85 for you JOAT and they helped me a lot. In your situation, I wouldn't buy shoes without doing that first. 

http://runforyourlife.com/

You're just not going to get a quality shoe from Rack Room, Shoe Dept, etc. and if you are on your feet a lot, you need good shoes especially with your knee troubles. I don't normally recommend this because I try to support shopping local whenever I can but if cost is an issue, find the shoe that is recommended and do some online research and find last year's model for a significantly cheaper price. Like I said, I don't like that idea because if they are gong to take the time to diagnose what shoe works for you, I think they should be compensated so buy from the store that helps you if possible but it is an option to save money. 

I have found Brooks and some of the higher end ASIC Gel Nimbus models work best for me. ASICs can be hit or miss but I found a style that works for me and they provide great support and are more durable than Brooks. Big difference between a $69.99 ASIC at a mall shoe store and a $160 pair at a quality running shoe store. 

I hate New Balance but that is just a personal preference based mostly off looks/style. I don't bother looking at Nike's because they tend to run narrow and I've never found a pair that were comfortable in any way

Good luck..... spend a few extra dollars and go for quality. Being pain free and comfortable all starts with your feet so put some good tires on them! It's worth the investment in the long run. 

This is good advice. The cost of a good show will pay for itself in the long run.  If you do go to a specialty store you can try and. Egotists a little discount.  If you buy two pairs ( I know it's a lot of $$$$ out front) it might help your bargaining

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13 hours ago, cookinbrak said:

I never saw this thread the first time around, but it's ironic that you started out saying NB were bad, yet buying them in the end. If you go to any hospital/doctors office, look at their feet. They walk around in New Balance all day long. Not for fashion. And they cost no more than other quality shoes.

I've never really realized how important shoes are until now. I'm not necessarily opposed to NB but my most recent pair weren't comfortable but I found out why...they're too damn small. 

I wish I had looked into proper footwear long ago, but it's a lesson learned. I'll get another pair here soon so that I can rotate daily. 

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