Shoes for old heels
Monday, July 01, 2019
For those who have "on your feet all day" jobs, what are the best shoes for work? Previously I've been wearing Danskos, which I like quite a bit and seem to keep my feet ache free at work, but then on my off days I've been getting super achy heels. I've been looking for a way to alleviate the heel pain I'm having. Of course, the internet steers you in opposing directions when you ask it a question, so it's no help.
Today I tried on some Klogs, which are similar to Danskos, but seem to have a more kushy insole, so I bought them. Who knows if they'll be helpful with the heel deal...like I said, they seem mighty similar to Danskos. A friend of mine suggested going to an orthopedic shoe place where they take a mold of your foot and design a special insole customized for you and then you have to pick shoes from their selection for the insole to go in. It sounds like a nice idea, except I'm not a fan of having to buy shoes I may not like the look of or may not go with anything in my business casual wardrobe I have for work. If I'm going to put money into something I'll be wearing regularly, I have to like the way it looks and it has to be versatile. That's non-negotiable. And while the lace up tennis shoes work great for my friend who did this, they would not be a work option for me.
Other brands of shoes that have been recommended that I've tried are Clarks, SAS, Grasshoppers and Sketchers. They all seem great, but are not quite right for my feet for all day. And while I'd love to just throw on a pair of Nikes, like I said, they just don't work at all with dress pants or skirts. There is a brand that seems like a popular choice according to google, called Alegria....has anyone tried them?
Anyway, I'm looking for recommendations...what works for you?