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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Over pronate, underpronate. I have read and read up on the subject.
Flat feet you are more likely to overpronate???
Is this the case, because then I look for shoes made for that issue and I when I read reviews on the shoe, it is the total opposite.
I dont want to end up with the shoe that does the opposite of what I need it to do.

The last few weeks I have been doing some comparison shopping for some new walking shoes and have had ZERO luck.
I am very choosy when it comes to shoes, due to the foot issues I have and the fact that due to having to buy a better quality of shoe, I always have to pay a little more and make them last a little longer.
I am currently rotating between a 4 year old asics and a 1 year old Saucony.
I have good days and bad days with both shoes, and I feel that the Asics are still in really good condition despite their age and miles they have on them.
My problem with the Asics is that they are not wide and while my feet are not overly wide, I do get more room with a wide shoe when I wear my orthotics.
With my foot, and the orthotic, I often feel the left foot is much too tight in that shoe.
The Saucony is a wide and feels much better when I walk, I feel much more stability.
But after only a year, they are getting threads coming out and a hole right in the toe box.
The sole and inside the shoe is in good condition. So, I found a cobbler who can repair the hole for only 4 dollars and I am going to drop them off and try to make due with them until such a time I can go shopping in a bigger town that has more than two shoe stores and offers a bigger variety of shoes.
Where I live, you get Nike.
Not a fan!!
I am reading alot about New Balance. Have never worn this brand to walk in and didnt think of them at all when I began researching but I am seeing them come up alot on best shoes for overpronation. (which is what I think I do).
But as with most shoes that fit this category the price tag is steep.
Over $100.00, most closer to $150.00.
I am not opposed to paying a little higher price if they are good quality that will last me at least longer than the Saucony.
So, here I am, still overthinking, over-analyzing everything to death as I always do.
I long for the days when I could just buy a pair of shoes off the shelf and be happy with the quality and the fit and support.
Kinda the same thing with a bra!!!
Dont get me started!!!
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    If you have foot problems I highly recommend that you go to a shoe store and get a competent salesperson to serve you. It's worth the little extra money.
    1541 days ago
    And the same thing with jeans...! I am one of those women who hate to shop: my feet are wide and I have bunions to consider. I also have a bad back so the heel can't be high at all (over 1"). Bras: I've had two children and I am in my 50s - 'nuff said. Jeans: I'm short with big hips and a stomach that is bigger than I want it to be. The companies finally coming up with petite sizes helps, but it still depends on the manufacturer, the style, the time of day, etc. I think it's a conspiracy that the higher up men in the clothing industry has come up with. I think that they figure we might settle for "okay" or give up and buy something for the house!
    1541 days ago
    Sounds like a road trip to a shoe store!! One you find what you like, then you can search online to replace them. Good luck hon!
    1541 days ago
  • GORDON66
    I bought my first pair of New Balance at a store called AA - EE, so the staff knew how fit all kinds of feet. Up until that point, I would buy men's Nikes, because I could get them on my feet. It didn't matter that I would end up with blisters and corns, because they sort of fit. I could not say the same for women's sizes. I've been wearing a New Balance 587 for years, and now it's been discontinued. With that said, I've been able to track them down. I wear 9 1/2 EE, and the 587 has a roll bar. Very sturdy; not cheap.


    1542 days ago
  • TOROP21
    I'm an underpronator (I walk on the outside of my feet). All my shoes would wear out on the outside of the foot. Most shoes and orthotics are made for overpronators so it's difficult to find shoes that work for me. I was lucky to find some Asics that are good for underpronating. You might want to get your gait analyzed by a professional who can make suggestions that will work for your gait type.
    1542 days ago
    I don't have any foot medical needs or problems, but I've also been picky about my walking shoes. I put ten miles a week on my slip on work ones and thirty-one on the at home ones. I replace both pairs every six months. For my slip-on at work ones, I'm currently using Danskin Now with Memory Foam, first pair of that kind, but I like it. Before at work I had some LLBean flats which didn't have the soft/springy feel and the tread wasn't as thick. Also, my shoes tend to wear a hole in the back of my left heel which was the case there, too. I'm now on my third pair (about to buy fourth!) of these:
    l/40686995. My Mamaw likes them, too!
    1542 days ago
    Have a nice relaxing reat of the day!
    1542 days ago
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