Quote from cindyloowho
Regular sneakers make my lower back kill but the Sketchers Shapeups totally took care of that! No more back pain!!! I just bought a pair of Danskos though, cause people rave about them. Haven't tried those yet. I'd say go try a pair of Shapeups, MBTs, or Danskos.
The best shoes I've found for work are MBTs (similar to Shapeups). People ask me all the time, "Hey, do those work?" and I have to answer, "That depends, what do you mean by 'work'?" I have no idea if my butt or thighs are more toned since I started wearing them, but my feet, knees, and back don't hurt as often or as intensely. I've actually had days when I woke up with sore feet, worked a full shift in my MBTs, and came home with less foot pain.
I have 2 pairs of Danskos (one slip-on and one lace-up) that are comfortable, but they both have an elevated heel--if I wear either/both of them too many days in a row, my calves get really tight. I've started wearing the lace-up pair on my days off instead of sneakers since they're so supportive.