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Comfortable shoes

Posted February 14, 2011

What are your favorite shoes when it comes to comfort? Please share your thoughts.

I recently bought two pairs of dress shoes – one brown and one black. The salesman told me they were perfect for people who spend a lot of time walking through airports. I liked the look of the loafers. They are made by Clarks. Now I don’t want to wear anything else. Life is too short for sore feet.

What brand do you recommend for comfortable shoes?


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  • grannybam07 Feb 17, 2011

    I like Clarks too! I've tried the Dansko but not comfortable on my feet :( Clarks, Crocs, Rainbows & New Balance keep this teacher's feet happy. I think you would agree that if your feet hurt you hurt all over and I can't afford to be uncomfortable at school. There are too many other pressing issures to attend!

  • Squirreling Dervish Feb 16, 2011

    Clarks, Mephisto and Dansko, hands down. I don't care how much they cost---good,well-made, comfortable shoes are worth the money spent.

  • dharper22 Feb 16, 2011

    New Balance on special order because of my narrow flat feet.

  • czdrummer Feb 15, 2011

    Clarks Wallaabees - hands down.

  • mycatbubba Feb 15, 2011

    ...oops! I kept saying Princess Nikes in the post below but I meant to say Princess Reebok!! It's way too early in the morning for this retired person to be awake. Now where's my cup of coffee!!

  • mycatbubba Feb 15, 2011

    What a great topic, Bill!! I, too, love to go barefoot whether it's summer or winter. If I need to go farther than my mailbox then my tye dye flipflops were the best, until my Border Collie ate them, but if I need to do a lot of walking I always call out my white Princess Nikes; they make me feel like a queen. Years ago I took notice of what shoes I saw nurses wearing and I invested in a pair of the Nikes. I fell in love in Belks. I was a special education teacher for 28 years and I was like a little kid with my pristine white shoes on the first day of school every single year and I would feel a pang of sadness when I got my first scuff! My shoes were so comfortable I always kept my previous year's shoes for my yard work and would throw them in the washing machine over and over. I've traveled to 5 countries with my beloved shoes. Princess Nikes. Don't leave home without them!

  • eyesblue Feb 14, 2011

    Absolutely SAS....the only shoes I bought one morning, wore them out of the store, shopped and ran errands all day, and when I took them off to go to feet were still happy !
    They are worth every penny they cost...and last and last.

  • tennispro Feb 14, 2011

    danskos are so comfortable, but they are not pretty. They are great to wear with jeans. My favorite work out shoes are asics or New Balance!

  • ziradog Feb 14, 2011

    For maximum comfort, I go barefoot. Even if the winter unless it is wet or REALLY cold (

  • nancimae2 Feb 14, 2011

    SAS are great.




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