In need of comfortable shoes

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jnelsoninjax    9,358

Since I have recently taken a job with Amazon, I am on my feet for 10+ hours a day and by the end of the shift my feet are really hurting! I have purchased the Dr. Schools custom inserts (the ones where you stand on the machine) and they seem to have helped a little bit, but I really am looking for a more permanent option. So I am looking for sugestions as to brands or other things to try. Thanks in advance!

 

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+Zag L.    353

Have you had a look at any of the 'Skechers for Work' shoes. I've had pretty good luck with them for 8 or so hours. Never had to go longer but they worked well for the time I had them on.

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jnelsoninjax    9,358
1 hour ago, Zag L. said:

Have you had a look at any of the 'Skechers for Work' shoes. I've had pretty good luck with them for 8 or so hours. Never had to go longer but they worked well for the time I had them on.

I'll look into these, thanks!

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DConnell    5,442

Another option might be Tred-Safe shoes. They're pretty comfortable and inexpensive.

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+Mando    4,394

Merelles mate I swear by them (im also an ex qualified surgical shoemaker) pricier than normal hill walking shoes/boots but they last an age and have proper Vibram soles (and totally breathable). My merelles last on average 2 years (2 pairs alternate days) in work. I can be on my feet an crouching up to 14hours a day. Nothing lasts like my Merelles tbh.

 

Always always insist on leather uppers and if possible breathable lining, as each foot sweats almost 330ml of sweat a day you know ;) thats why you should never wear the same shoes every day ;) 

 

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Merrell-Chameleon-Waterproof-Trekking-J87695/dp/B003LY362Q/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?ie=UTF8&qid=1511955244&sr=8-1-spons&keywords=merrell+boots&psc=1

 

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jnelsoninjax    9,358
40 minutes ago, Mando said:

Merelles mate I swear by them (im also an ex qualified surgical shoemaker) pricier than normal hill walking shoes/boots but they last an age and have proper Vibram soles (and totally breathable). My merelles last on average 2 years (2 pairs alternate days) in work. I can be on my feet an crouching up to 14hours a day. Nothing lasts like my Merelles tbh.

 

Always always insist on leather uppers and if possible breathable lining, as each foot sweats almost 330ml of sweat a day you know ;) thats why you should never wear the same shoes every day ;) 

 

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Merrell-Chameleon-Waterproof-Trekking-J87695/dp/B003LY362Q/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?ie=UTF8&qid=1511955244&sr=8-1-spons&keywords=merrell+boots&psc=1

 

Any specific type/style that you like more then the others?

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techbeck    5,394
15 hours ago, Zag L. said:

Have you had a look at any of the 'Skechers for Work' shoes. I've had pretty good luck with them for 8 or so hours. Never had to go longer but they worked well for the time I had them on.

Just got my niece a pair of these for her new job.  Has memory foam and she says they are really comfortable.  Steel toed as well.

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+Mando    4,394
52 minutes ago, jnelsoninjax said:

Any specific type/style that you like more then the others?

I always go for the boot style, for extra support of my ankles. they also do an anatomical range which feel like slippers.

 

Ones i usually buy

http://www.merrell.com/US/en/moab-fst-mid-waterproof-wide-width/24831M.html?dwvar_24831M_color=J36979W#cgid=men-footwear-boots&start=1

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jnelsoninjax    9,358
10 minutes ago, Mando said:

I always go for the boot style, for extra support of my ankles. they also do an anatomical range which feel like slippers.

 

Ones i usually buy

http://www.merrell.com/US/en/moab-fst-mid-waterproof-wide-width/24831M.html?dwvar_24831M_color=J36979W#cgid=men-footwear-boots&start=1

Cool, those look like good shoes, I'll likely order me a pair soon!

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+Mando    4,394
1 minute ago, jnelsoninjax said:

Cool, those look like good shoes, I'll likely order me a pair soon!

keep an eye on their web presence in the US, I noticed they have discounts on the Moabs atm. down from $140 to $90 iirc.

 

Other brands worth a mention if you can source them, are US Para boots, very well made. With the gortex side inserts.

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+Jimmy #1    10,013

depends on your budget and how formal you need the shoes to look?

 

I like ecco brand shoes for comfort.

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+Mando    4,394
6 hours ago, E.worm Jimmy said:

depends on your budget and how formal you need the shoes to look?

 

I like ecco brand shoes for comfort.

Scandinavian design anatomically correct also. Superb choice sire!

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Xahid    5,038

Ever heard about Hushpuppies brand?

I am fan for their comfort level.

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patseguin    1,063

I used to wear nothing but New Balance cross trainers, but now I wear Sketchers and love them!

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Draconian Guppy    12,769

IMO, best comfortable shoes are basketball sneakers! Air nikes... anything with lot of cushioning from them and you can get them at any store for less than $50 or even less if on sale. Just to go a store and try some out, you will see my point!

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techbeck    5,394
20 hours ago, Draconian Guppy said:

IMO, best comfortable shoes are basketball sneakers! Air nikes... anything with lot of cushioning from them and you can get them at any store for less than $50 or even less if on sale. Just to go a store and try some out, you will see my point!

I wear Nikes.  Normally pay $80+ for them and they last me a couple years.  I got several pair.  normally get new soul inserts tho since the ones that come with the shoe, are thin and not very comfortable.

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Pikey    24

Another vote for Merrells here ... I've got two pairs of Jungle Mocs and another pair of waterproof boots (can't remember the model ..)

I wear the Mocs daily just about and they fit a treat ... and my feet are wider than most!  Very comfortable and extremely hard wearing too ...

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Steven P.    9,102
On 11/29/2017 at 5:33 PM, Mando said:

Scandinavian design anatomically correct also. Superb choice sire!

Thanks for the tip mate, I was looking for waterproof comfortable walking shoes and ordered these in black http://www.merrell.com/US/en/moab-2-mother-of-all-boots-waterproof-wide-width/27944M.html (Dutch equivalent) on sale @ €25 off here  https://www.zalando.nl/merrell-moab-2-gtx-outdoorschoenen-me142a09w-c11.html:p 

 

I usually go for Nike Airs and actually bought new ones at the end of summer but they are fabric and absolutely not rain/waterproof as I keep discovering  :p so I need a pair of winter proof shoes too. 

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satukoro    903

The most comfortable (and durable/longest lasting) shoes I've ever purchased have been Adidas' Gazelles.

https://www.zappos.com/p/adidas-originals-gazelle-foundation-core-black-white-gold-metallic/product/8809208/color/663747

 

I'm a big guy at 6'6", 250lbs with a size 14 foot so trying to find decent shoes isn't easy, however Adidas makes a sturdy product. Normally I wear holes in my soles about six months in. These have lasted me about 15 months with no sign of sole wear. I highly recommend them to anyone looking for a simple, comfortable shoe.

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Steven P.    9,102
22 minutes ago, satukoro said:

The most comfortable (and durable/longest lasting) shoes I've ever purchased have been Adidas' Gazelles.

https://www.zappos.com/p/adidas-originals-gazelle-foundation-core-black-white-gold-metallic/product/8809208/color/663747

 

I'm a big guy at 6'6", 250lbs with a size 14 foot so trying to find decent shoes isn't easy, however Adidas makes a sturdy product. Normally I wear holes in my soles about six months in. These have lasted me about 15 months with no sign of sole wear. I highly recommend them to anyone looking for a simple, comfortable shoe.

https://store.nike.com/nl/en_gb/pd/tanjun-shoe/pid-10869057/pgid-12167385?cp=EUNS_AFF_WG_NL_146147 Size 14's (I am actually a EUR 47) also with wide foot so the bigger size is actually comfortable, the Nikes are great and all but this particular one is pretty bad with any sort of wet weather. Nikes usually last me about a year tops.

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+The Evil Overlord    18,144
6 minutes ago, Steven P. said:

https://store.nike.com/nl/en_gb/pd/tanjun-shoe/pid-10869057/pgid-12167385?cp=EUNS_AFF_WG_NL_146147 Size 14's (I am actually a EUR 47) also with wide foot so the bigger size is actually comfortable, the Nikes are great and all but this particular one is pretty bad with any sort of wet weather. Nikes usually last me about a year tops.

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Scott Hellewell    26

I would recommend SAS (San Antonio Shoes).  They are high quality and fairly comfortable.

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jnelsoninjax    9,358

Thanks for all the suggestions! I discovered that I can get 30% off my order at Sketchers for being a Amazon employee, so I have ordered a pair and will report back on the comfort level,

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HoochieMamma    546

I swear by Geox shoes. Very comfortable and your feet never sweat in them.

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