What type of shoes do you buy?

  1. 14 We go through shoes really fast don't we? How many shoes do you go through per year? What brand do you purchase?



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  4. Visit  Mandychelle79 profile page
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    I used to get a cheap pair of tennis shoes and get a new pair when my heals started to hurt, about 6 weeks to 3 months. For my anniversary, I treated myself to a pair of Danskos that were on clearance for 75 dollars. Ive worn them for 15 months now and they are comfortable as the day I bought them.
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  5. Visit  Rlbrown profile page
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    I looooove the Timberland Renova slip-on! I tried Danskos, but couldn't handle the flip-flopping of the loose heel. The Renovas give me ample room in the toe box and are still able to fit my custom orthotics. I have them in both white and black, and I hope they start making more colors.
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  6. Visit  2013RNFB profile page
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    I made fun of the people who wore the Skechers Shape Ups, and then I started working 12 hour days (when I was a LVN) where I only sat down long enough to chart and eat. I don't think they've done anything for the shape of my butt and thighs , but they are definitely comfortable. My feet and knees stopped hurting. I buy the ones that have a sole that is thinner and I think they're amazing!
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  7. Visit  prmenrs profile page
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    I used New Balance. I looked up the Timberland shoe and found quite a few colors: Timberland - Timberland PRO® - Healthcare
  8. Visit  avaloncar profile page
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    I love my Dansko shoes!
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  9. Visit  lisajtrn profile page
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    Birkenstocks all the way for me. I am on my 3rd pair for work and only ever bought new ones because they started to smell really really bad.
  10. Visit  yrmajesty3 profile page
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    After starting a new job in a busy GI Lab, I was told by staff that Danskos were the way to go. Fast forward 9 months later...I am now being treated for plantar fasciitus my podiatrist thinks was caused by those shoes. Danskos do not offer half sizes. I had to order up a half size to a 9. The hard arch support that Dansko is so famous for hit my plantar surface in the wrong spot causing inflamation. Also, I ended up with some nasty corns due to the rigid body of the shoe. My podiatrist now wants me in a sneaker with a semi custom orthotic.....sooooo much better!
  11. Visit  NutmeggeRN profile page
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    Klogs
  12. Visit  krwrnbsn profile page
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    Dansko all the way! I have foot issues and danskos are fab.
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  13. Visit  azhiker96 profile page
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    I like a good quality running shoe, currently wearing New Balance. Running shoes have a lot of cushion and are well built. I usually get 2-3 years use out of a pair.
  14. Visit  sistasoul profile page
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    Are Dansko's the clogs? If they are I could not get used to them. I walk really fast and was tripping. I paid $110.00 for them and gave them away. Too much rocking. I like running shoes because sometimes I feel like I am running a marathon. The clogs look really nice though. An LNA I work with has 12 different pairs in different patterns. I don't see how they can walk in them though.
  15. Visit  wyogypsy profile page
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    Klogs - don't know what I would do without them. Not only are the amazingly comfortable, but I like the polyurethane ones that I can clean in 100 ways and they still look just the same. They say don't use harsh cleansers on them - well I use everything and anything and they still look great. When the insole wears out just go to a store that sells Klogs and pay $10 for another pair. They last forever!

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