06-06-2015, 09:39 AM
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Hey guys, I'm having a little bit of a problem here. As someone who has 2 bad knees and a bad back from my youth I haft to select my footwear accordingly. For a few years now I've been wearing Nike Air Max's for their comfort and support for my knees and back. Well shoe shopping the other day I realized that the new generation of Nike's just aren't for me and IMO they are targeted at younger people than myself. So what casual "sneaker" if you will do you prefer? Like I said really need something that can support my back and knees as good as Nike's but maybe toned down a little bit.

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 06-06-2015, 10:24 AM
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  • racebmx
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Without hesitation, Brooks.

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 06-06-2015, 10:32 AM
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New Balance
Brooks
Vionics

Not in any particular order.  Vionics are really great but not cheap.  Of course nothing is cheap anymore Tongue

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 06-06-2015, 10:59 AM
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Brooks

Saucony

New Balance

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 06-06-2015, 11:04 AM
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  • Rufus
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Ecco and Geox.  For working out I find Saucony works best for me.

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 06-06-2015, 11:27 AM
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  • kwsher
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Agree on Brooks- my shoe of choice. I have some On-Running shoes that I would give a solid rating to as well.

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 06-06-2015, 11:50 AM
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Brooks and get some custom made orthotics from Sole Supports to go in them. 

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 06-06-2015, 12:12 PM
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When my mom was having foot pain, I brought her some diabetic shoes we were testing out at work.  Wearing them was like strapping a bag of marshmallows to each foot.

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 06-06-2015, 01:24 PM
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(06-06-2015, 11:50 AM)SharpSpine Wrote: Brooks and get some custom made orthotics from Sole Supports to go in them. 

I'll haft to check out brooks, they look similar to asics to me. As far as custom insoles yes I haft to go that route or have went that route. However for me I will haft to check the brand name but I use one designed for the military it helps my back a lot.

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 06-06-2015, 02:26 PM
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PF flyers. They're like Chucks but with arch support ("posturepedic")and better. Classic good looks that will never get old. Good for my wide feet.

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 06-06-2015, 02:45 PM
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Heck yea sporting goods store in my town has merrels 25-40% off today I'm going to go check those out.

For some reason new balances don't agree with me,they never have so I quit trying.

As far if any of you gents wear work boots either for work or just wear them to wear them safety toe I recommend the timberland pro titans. My job gives me 2 pair of boots a year and the titans along with Redwings are my go to boot of choice. Especially with my knees and back,I can't praise them enough.

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 06-06-2015, 03:14 PM
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Check out Keens for work shoes/ boots. The soles are built like a tank. I have back issues myself and knees being 6'4" isn't easy. Depending on what your foot is like (low arch, high arch, flat foot etc etc). Also makes a difference if you have to wear custom insoles like myself. If you have a big foot a good neutral Brooks that i wear is the Addiction 11. If you dont have custom insoles made of fiberglass and you have low arch issues the beast are really good. They feel like your walking on a cloud.

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 06-06-2015, 03:55 PM
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Good to know about Brooks (never heard of them 'til this thread). A second choice to New Balance for narrow width.

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 06-06-2015, 04:13 PM
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I like my old man Rockports. Bowling shoe style, full leather, lots of support as my around town and daily wear shoes.

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My athletic shoes are Brooks as well.

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 06-06-2015, 04:44 PM
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  • kav
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Corcoran paratrooper boots. I have a pair in WW2 brown to avoid the skinhead look. The Munson last is legendary for comfort. After a two month break in I can, and have walked at a military pace one hour each way to my doctor's office. They are made in AMERICA, rebuildable and may be had online for @ $150 including free shipping.

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 06-06-2015, 05:06 PM
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I find these to very comfortable and great support.

http://www.clarksusa.com/us/mens/mens-ox...p/26102520

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 06-06-2015, 05:06 PM
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Would you guys believe no store in my area has brooks? I'm in Alabama and I know we are slow and all but come on.

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 06-06-2015, 05:22 PM
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(06-06-2015, 04:44 PM)kav Wrote: Corcoran paratrooper boots. I have a pair in WW2 brown to avoid the skinhead look. The Munson last is legendary for comfort. After a two month break in I can, and have walked at a military pace one hour each way to my doctor's office. They are made in AMERICA, rebuildable and may be had online for @ $150 including free shipping.

+1. I have some also in brown. Not sure why people bother with expensive sweatshop-made Timberland boots, when the quality of these boots is so high and they are American made.

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 06-06-2015, 07:02 PM
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(06-06-2015, 03:55 PM)rsp1202 Wrote: It's been almost impossible to find a men's narrow casual. New Balance makes a very expensive sneaker in A-width that fits perfectly, and they did make a black leather walker that also fit, but not anymore. It's good to know about Brooks (never heard of them 'til this thread). Looks like they've got some to consider.

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 06-06-2015, 07:11 PM
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(06-06-2015, 05:06 PM)Charlie NEPA Wrote: I find these to very comfortable and great support.

http://www.clarksusa.com/us/mens/mens-ox...p/26102520

I have some clarks and I used to love them. As my back has gotten worse I can't wear them if I'm going to do a fair amount of walking or I'll be hurting. Believe it or not if you have back and knee problems like myself I keep a pair of shoes in my trunk and change shoes often and it helps a lot. I'd guess different shoes take pressure off different points,easing pain but that's just a guess.

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