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Winnie
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Sat Sep 25, 2004 12:23 pm      Reply with quote
I recently sprained my ankle. Almost ready to come out of my walking cast. Unfortunately I have flat feet that really get tired. I am looking for a COMFY pair of clogs or slip on that have a nice foot bed. I tried Berks put they are much too hard on my feet. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Smile

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Sun Sep 26, 2004 5:22 am      Reply with quote
Sorry, I can't help on the shoe front but I'm sending good vibes in your general direction Smile
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Mon Sep 27, 2004 5:29 am      Reply with quote
Hi Winnie,

Hope you're ankle's on the mend !! I have really flat feet too which were good for nothing except for ballarina feet but I didn't become one Sad so walking for long distances or standing up for long periods of time just kills...

I find that my Havaianas (thongs or flip flops as you guys probably call them) are quite comfy and have a nice soft footbed to walk round in. Besides that, I tend to spend a lot of time in ballerina flatties these days. I own a pair of Berks but the cork can be a bit hard I agree. I found this site when I thought of Cumfs shoes...I didn't know that your 'back, neck, knees and joint pain are sypmtoms of an improperly balanced feet'.

http://www.frederick.com/SponsorPages/bizinfo.asp?spid=3179

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Mon Sep 27, 2004 5:55 am      Reply with quote
Once I tried Mephistos I was hooked - they have cute casual & lace up shoes as well as sandals. The sandals look like Birkenstocks but there is a huge difference. Nothing fancy just really comfortable! Good Luck Angel
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Have you ever tried wearing orthotics? There are prescription ones and also OTC ones that are much less expensive. I have horrid feet and am most comfortable in sneakers (that have been properly fitted) with my orthotics inside. This way I get the support I need. I think if you don't have good support, it may put too much strain on your ankle. Anyway when I go too long not wearing them, like in summer when I much prefer to wear flip-flops, my feet start hurting. Here, in the mall nearby there's a store called Athletes Foot which carries the orthotics that aren't prescription. My 14 yr old got orthotics there and they actually helped him become less pidgeon toed!!
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Tue Sep 28, 2004 8:33 am      Reply with quote
Thanks Nanapost!

I am seeing my foot doctor on Thursday. One of the things on my recovery list is orthodics. I need them mostly for sneakers as I love to walk. I am having a mold made of my feet for custom made ones. Then, I go for therapy.

I love clogs and was just looking for some to wear around. You cant put orthodics in most clogs. I am now looking at CLARKS,DANSKO and Mephistos.

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Right! I actually have 2 different pairs of orthotics, some for sneakers that go the whole length of my foot, and then some that are shorter and constructed a little differently for dressier shoes. I have somes mules/clogs that have a "lip" on the back so I can wear the orthotics in them. The prescription ones are great, especially if they're covered by your insurance. I think our policy allows for a new pair every 2-3 years. Good luck Winnie Exclamation
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Fri Nov 10, 2006 12:40 pm      Reply with quote
I wear size 5 or 4 and 1/2. It is very difficult for me to buy shoes in USA, or the price is so high for comfort, nice, and good quality ones. So strange, why small shoes are often so expensive, and many brands have no small sizes.
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Fri Nov 10, 2006 3:51 pm      Reply with quote
I love Clark's, Dansko, some Naturalizer, and some SoftSpots. Just be careful not to do the "Dansko roll," where you roll off the side of the platform, since they are so stiff.
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Fri Nov 10, 2006 3:56 pm      Reply with quote
I LOVE NATURALIZER!!!!!

My uncle suffered a stroke and has to wear a leg brace. I took him to buy some shoes from SAS. Oh boy! They are expensive, the shoes he bought were $175 but I guess it was worth it. He says it's very comfortable. I tried it on just to see, and yes, very very comfortable.
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Fri Nov 10, 2006 4:03 pm      Reply with quote
I have Dr.Scholl's Massaging Gel Insoles in every pair of shoe I own. They're so comfortable, it feels like walking on pillows.
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Fri Nov 10, 2006 4:11 pm      Reply with quote
What kind of shoes do you need, do they need to be pretty and go with a suit or something?

I have flat feet too (curses father for passing that on to me Laughing ). I bought a pair of slippers/moccasins from Target for like $12, LOVE LOVE THEM. They're comfy and keep my feet warm because they have the fuzzies inside. I literally wear them everwhere, inside the house, outside when running errands and even wear them with jeans. They give so therefore, they really comfy and I'm assuming you'll need something that won't conform to your feet to tightly right now. Crud, I tried looking for them online, can't seem to locate it.

This is like the mens version, but it's a little different.

http://www.target.com/gp/detail.html/ref=br_1_4/602-4924186-1179810?ie=UTF8&frombrowse=1&asin=B000F8FA34

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Fri Nov 10, 2006 4:38 pm      Reply with quote
I'm a reporter by trade, so i HAVE to have comfy shoes.

I really like Havaianas for flip-flops as well. They're made of rubber, so they pad well. I also could not live without my Rocket Dogs. They're flat ballerina-type shoes, but I think the company makes sneaker types too.

I've heard fantastic things about Born, have you tried those?

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Fri Nov 10, 2006 7:32 pm      Reply with quote
no one has mentioned Crocs? I think they have special pairs for people with more special needs. Check out the website.
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Sat Nov 11, 2006 1:17 am      Reply with quote
Hi Winnie,
I too like Mephisto and Clarks. Also, there's always Rockport.
Good luck with the ankle!

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Sat Nov 11, 2006 2:31 am      Reply with quote
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Crocs are great! I recently bought a pair and found them to be really light on my feet and very comfortable Very Happy
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Sat Nov 11, 2006 3:26 pm      Reply with quote
I am on my feet alot at work. I love my merrell clogs. I also wear dansko from time to time.

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Sat Nov 11, 2006 5:19 pm      Reply with quote
Hi Winnie! I find Born clogs to be very comfortable, but I have a high arch; not sure how they'd feel on flat feet Confused Sorry, not much help, but sending positive vibes your way Smile
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Wed Nov 15, 2006 3:10 am      Reply with quote
My vote goes for crocs, too. they are blissfully comfortable.
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Thu Nov 16, 2006 2:59 am      Reply with quote
I love kumfs to wear, they are not the most trendiest shoes, but extremely comfortable. My mum wears them as well, she has spurs on the bottom of both her feet!
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Thu Nov 16, 2006 11:16 am      Reply with quote
Another vote for Clarks.

The first pair I bought cost about $30 at Shoe Pavillion, and I wore them every single day for between 3 and 5 years (don't remember exactly). Even in winter, I just put some heavy socks so I could keep wearing them.
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Fri Nov 17, 2006 2:24 am      Reply with quote
Ecco is a Danish brand that is very good for people with foot or lower back problems. They are pricey but they feel very nice.

In the past they looked quite orthopedic but in the past few years their look has gotten much better. I own a pair that I wear when I know that I will be standing for a long time (I'm a teacher).
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Fri Nov 17, 2006 7:46 pm      Reply with quote
Born, Clarks and Birks are my new faves. While not always the most attractive shoes for more dressy/stylish outfits, for everyday (casual business attire) wear I love any of these.
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