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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!