Shoes, Sandal and Thong Recommendations

Shoes are often the culprit and cure. As they wear out, shoes can provide uneven support, or worse, none at all.

OUR 4 POINT GUIDE FOR SHOE TESTING

  1. Heel counters (area surrounding your heels) should be firm and not crushable.
  2. Shoe flex should occur only at the widest point of the shoe and NOT the arch.
  3. Torsional stability should be maintained so the shoe cannot be twisted like a wet dishrag.
  4. The shoe upper (above the sole) should not be shallow. Collar just below ankle

Evaluate shoes carefully before purchasing.  A deep, firm heel counter provides more support and stability.  Purchase shoes in the afternoon.  Performance footwear sizing should be ½ to 1 full shoe size longer than the norm to allow room for push off and swelling.

WORST OFFENDERS: Bobs, Converse, Flip Flops, Nike, Toms, Uggs, Vans

BEST CLOG, SANDAL, SLIPPER, THONG
Non-traditional slippers and sandals for support and comfort.

  • Aetrex
  • Ariat
  • Abeo
  • Birkenstock
  • Chaco
  • Crocs
  • Daniel Green
  • Dansko
  • Finn Comfort
  • Fit Flop
  • Keen
  • Kuru
  • Merrell
  • Naot
  • OluKai
  • Oofos
  • Orthaheel
  • Rainbow
  • Reef
  • Stegmann Clogs
  • Sketchers
  • Sole
  • Solvee
  • Spenco
  • Superfeet
  • Teva
  • Theresia

BEST WOMEN: (DRESS AND CASUAL)

  • Abeo  
  • Aravon  
  • Ariat  
  • Beautifeel  
  • Blend  
  • Daniel Green  
  • Dansko  
  • Ecco  
  • Finn Comfort
  • Hush Puppies  
  • Kumfs  
  • Kuru  
  • Mephisto  
  • Merrell  
  • Munro  
  • Naot  
  • Nickels  
  • Redwing  
  • Riecker
  • Rockport  
  • Sanita  
  • SAS  
  • Sudini  
  • Think!  
  • Vionic  
  • Ziera

BEST MEN: (DRESS AND CASUAL)

  • Allen Edmond  
  • Cole Haan 
  • Ecco  
  • Johnson Murphy  
  • Kenneth Cole  
  • Kuru  
  • Merrell  
  • Mephisto   
  • Mezlan  
  • New Balance   
  • North Face  
  • Rockport  
  • Samuel Hubbard  
  • SAS

STORES: Beck’s, Clarks, Footwear Etc., Nordstrom, REI, Sports Basement, Walking Co.

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