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 Post subject: Comfy summer walking shoes...sans eventual foot funk?
PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 5:48 pm 
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I know that it's midsummer and I should have thought of this already, but here we are. I am on the hunt for super comfy walking shoes that are not sandals. Stylish is a bonus, as well as something less than $60. Anyone point me in the right direction? My husband and I take the kind of vacations where we spend a lot of time on our feet so yeah...comfy. :)

And while I do use the Lush lime foot powder for those not-so-fresh-after-long-walks-tootsies, maybe someone out there makes washable stylish shoes?

Help me? Pretty please?


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 Post subject: Re: Comfy summer walking shoes...sans eventual foot funk?
PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 11:15 pm 
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i don't know how casual you want to go, but teva makes some mary janes that are really comfortable and hold up to washing well.


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 Post subject: Re: Comfy summer walking shoes...sans eventual foot funk?
PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 11:27 pm 
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I dress like a really colorful 15 year old boy (I'm really a 31 year old woman), so I don't know if this would be what you're looking for, but in summer I like to wear running shoes made of light airy mesh like these http://www.zappos.com/product/7977803/color/356413 or these http://www.zappos.com/asics-gel-neo33-e ... e-hot-pink

I avoid socks whenever possible, especially in the summer, and my mesh running shoes never get stinky, though I don't actually run in them (or ever) so I can't promise they would stay stink free if you used them for actual running.

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 Post subject: Re: Comfy summer walking shoes...sans eventual foot funk?
PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2012 12:33 pm 
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keds makes some cute canvas skimmers. i have a pair that i bought in 2006 or 2007 that are holding up well (they have a pattern, so i don't wear them all the time, but i wear them often enough in the summer). they do get funky, but i've tossed them in the washing machine and then let them air dry who knows how many times. i have weird feet that tend to rub/blister when i walk for more than four minutes in anything that isn't a skate sneak, but i've walked two miles to the theater and back in my keds with no tears.

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 Post subject: Re: Comfy summer walking shoes...sans eventual foot funk?
PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2012 3:12 pm 
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If these are anything like their yoga flip flops then they are heaven. I love my yoga flip flops - they are like clouds!

http://www.zappos.com/sanuk-june-bug-slate

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 Post subject: Re: Comfy summer walking shoes...sans eventual foot funk?
PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2012 6:41 am 
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Thanks for your responses everyone! A friend of mine hipped me to Saucony Jazz kicks so a pair are winging their way to me right now!


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 Post subject: Re: Comfy summer walking shoes...sans eventual foot funk?
PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2012 9:55 am 
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These:
http://www.crocs.ca/Adrina%20Flat%20II/ ... n-footwear

Yes, I know, CROCS. But they are SO comfortable and breathable. I can walk and walk and walk in these, my feet don't get hot, and the massaging jelly sole feels really nice on the feet.

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 Post subject: Re: Comfy summer walking shoes...sans eventual foot funk?
PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2012 2:16 pm 
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Kitten the Destroyer wrote:
Thanks for your responses everyone! A friend of mine hipped me to Saucony Jazz kicks so a pair are winging their way to me right now!



I hope you like them! I wore the Jazz on my last two major vacations, walking for about 10 hours every day for two weeks. My feet never hurt.


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 Post subject: Re: Comfy summer walking shoes...sans eventual foot funk?
PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 6:22 pm 
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I had a pair of Saucony Jazz but I didn't find them very breathable and they made my feet hot so I gave them away. I love my Merrell's though.

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 Post subject: Re: Comfy summer walking shoes...sans eventual foot funk?
PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2012 4:33 pm 
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I've had the same pair of New Balance walking shoes for two years and thus far have only had to re-waterproof them once. All other pieces still intact after walking up and down a very steep hill in them every day for over a year. They also didn't blister my feet when they were new, which is rare for me. Not the most stylish, admittedly, but walking was my main way of getting around at the time.


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