I've never spent more time in all my life thinking about and paying attention to my feet than I have in the last 8 months.
When I was in my teens and 20s I threw on whatever was cool and cheap and went about my life. Now I have foot pain, I overpronate, I have flattened arches, one of my feet is crooked because I spent too much time in the womb laying against one side, and one is bigger than the other... but not by much.
At work I am on my feet all day. I now no longer care nearly as much about what looks cool, I just want to be comfortable. Now that I'm a grown adult I don't care if comfort costs me good money either.
I bought three pairs of shoes today. Over the last three days I've tried about 13 pairs of shoes. It's been eye-opening what a completely personal and sometimes counter intuitive experience finding the right pair of shoes can be.
I have the exact birks. I remember when I first saw birks as a teen and thought they were the ugliest shoes ever. Now, I always have one pair. I used to run ultras and these were the only shoes that helped my fascia heal.Back in the 80’s I was in a super-market in Cambridge (Bread and Circus to be specific) and saw super rock star Tom Scholz of Boston shopping.
He was wearing the ugliest shoes I had ever seen. Birkenstock Arizona sandals.
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Now I wear these things myself every day.
Close my eyes and slip away….
They are great for helping foot problems like plantar fasciitis.I have the exact birks. I remember when I first saw birks as a teen and thought they were the ugliest shoes ever. Now, I always have one pair. I used to run ultras and these were the only shoes that helped my fascia heal.
Edit: Im not in public with these often.
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Just avoid black or white socks and you should be good!They are great for helping foot problems like plantar fasciitis.
I wear them almost everywhere. And with socks. There. I said it. With socks.
They’re not great for long walks or anywhere with pebbles.
Did I mention that I wear them with socks in public?
Agreed, the San Antonio Shoes I got 6 years ago have served my feet well. They have lost their appearance some and are now my yardwork shoes. Still as comfy as new though.I’m sort of surprised that with all these various foot issues no one has mentioned SAS Shoes….I have terrible neuropathy in both feet due to diabetes and these have become the only brand of shoe I can rely on….I wear a size 12M in SAS and they are ridiculously consistent style-wise….no matter if it’s a slip-on or a regular lace-up they always fit the same.
I was so miserable for so many years and I tried every brand between here and the moon….but these did the trick….and now I have ten different pairs….at $200.00 and up for a pair they’re pretty expensive….but they are well worth that expense.