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Walking shoes (loafers)?recommendations?
« on: May 16, 2018, 04:06:52 AM »
I recently discovered that the Health app on your iPhone tracks your steps. So I went from 1-2k steps in the US to 11-12k steps since I moved! We live in city centre so it’s more convenient to walk, rather than take the bus to make 2 stops. My feet are really killing me and my entire body is aching.

I saw a lot of women wearing leather loafers and they looked rather comfy. Penny loafers or the ones with tassels. Can anyone recommend a good brand that won’t kill my feet while trying to break them in?


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Re: Walking shoes (loafers)?recommendations?
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2018, 04:12:02 AM »
I recently discovered that the Health app on your iPhone tracks your steps. So I went from 1-2k steps in the US to 11-12k steps since I moved! We live in city centre so it’s more convenient to walk, rather than take the bus to make 2 stops. My feet are really killing me and my entire body is aching.

I saw a lot of women wearing leather loafers and they looked rather comfy. Penny loafers or the ones with tassels. Can anyone recommend a good brand that won’t kill my feet while trying to break them in?


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The two most famously comfortable brands that spring to mind are Ecco and Schuh.  :)
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Re: Walking shoes (loafers)?recommendations?
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2018, 06:06:38 AM »
Thanks larrabee! Will take a look at those.

I lived in my Adidas Superstars in the States but even they proved to be uncomfortable with the amount of walking I do now.


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« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2018, 06:14:54 AM »
Thanks larrabee! Will take a look at those.

I lived in my Adidas Superstars in the States but even they proved to be uncomfortable with the amount of walking I do now.


I usually just wear Nike running shoes which are really comfortable for walking in too!  :)
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Re: Walking shoes (loafers)?recommendations?
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2018, 06:59:52 AM »
I usually just wear Nike running shoes which are really comfortable for walking in too!  :)

Same here - I walk about 3-4 miles a day and I wear either Nike Running or Nike Walking shoes (usually ones I've purchased in the US while on holiday, because they're a lot cheaper there than in the UK :P).

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Re: Walking shoes (loafers)?recommendations?
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2018, 07:04:25 AM »
Same here - I walk about 3-4 miles a day and I wear either Nike Running or Nike Walking shoes (usually ones I've purchased in the US while on holiday, because they're a lot cheaper there than in the UK :P).

Wish i knew these things before moving haha! In-laws are visiting on July so maybe I can ask them to order a pair for me. But in the meantime I need something. Preferably not too expensive


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Re: Walking shoes (loafers)?recommendations?
« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2018, 09:35:46 AM »
Hotter shoes are pretty comfortable too
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Re: Walking shoes (loafers)?recommendations?
« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2018, 09:45:24 AM »
I usually wear Hush Puppies or Clarks.  I tend to wear more ballet flat type shoes verus loafers.  But I want to change it up this year so am going to check out some of these suggestions!

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Re: Walking shoes (loafers)?recommendations?
« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2018, 10:59:02 AM »
Check that you have the right arch support in shoes too. Any massive change in activity can wreak havoc if your foot is turning in/out on each step. Sorry I'm not much help there as I still have my prescription insoles from the states.

I really like new balance sneakers for walking, they have a roll bar that provides a lot of stability. But those were also purchased in the US and haven't gone looking for them here. Ecco are amazing but ££. I actually plan on visiting the orthopedic shoe shop when I'm back in the US because they don't really have anything comparable I've found here - very cute shoes made with great support and space for insoles.
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Re: Walking shoes (loafers)?recommendations?
« Reply #9 on: May 16, 2018, 01:34:42 PM »
I guess I have to go into an actual shoe store to try on the shoes for fit. I haven’t done that in ages since online shopping. I remember the days when my mom made me walk around the store with both shoes on and asking if they were comfortable.


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Re: Walking shoes (loafers)?recommendations?
« Reply #10 on: May 20, 2018, 11:16:18 PM »
I'm still wearing the $10 loafers I got at Walmart before we moved over. But, if memory serves, a few years ago I had a nice pair of shoes from Clarks and was very happy with them.

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Re: Walking shoes (loafers)?recommendations?
« Reply #11 on: May 21, 2018, 05:26:55 AM »
I think someone else suggested getting insoles?

If you do that make sure you have the insoles with you to try on in the shoes.

I had to wear athletic shoes to work for awhile because I doubled my walking and half of it was wearing heels and I gave myself metatarsalgia. Footpain is not fun. I had to walk to get to work after public transportation since I wasn't driving.
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Re: Walking shoes (loafers)?recommendations?
« Reply #12 on: May 21, 2018, 05:40:55 AM »
Thanks for all the suggestions!

I went to that Schuh store that larrabee had suggested because there was one I could walk to. Tried mostly sneakers, trainers, and some ballet flats. In the end I went for some Dr Martens Mary Jane sneakers because they were comfy and fit my style. I’m a “heavy on the heels” walker and this pair had extra heel cushioning and on the balls of the feet. So I’m happy!


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Re: Walking shoes (loafers)?recommendations?
« Reply #13 on: May 21, 2018, 05:55:09 AM »
Thanks for all the suggestions!

I went to that Schuh store that larrabee had suggested because there was one I could walk to. Tried mostly sneakers, trainers, and some ballet flats. In the end I went for some Dr Martens Mary Jane sneakers because they were comfy and fit my style. I’m a “heavy on the heels” walker and this pair had extra heel cushioning and on the balls of the feet. So I’m happy!


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Glad you were able to find something!  :)
 
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