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 Post subject: orthotics, shoe inserts etc
PostPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 12:24 pm 
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So, for most of my life I've always worn combat-type boots, Doc Martens etc. Then I sorta took it easy thru 2 pregnancies and wore a lot of slip-ons (like Vans and for the entire spring/summer, Sanuks). Well I've attempted to go back to my Doc Marten shoes (which are very old, platformed maryjanes) and man, it's like wearing cinderblocks strapped to my feet. They've always been a tad roomy so I always wore some foam inserts but these days, it's really not doing the trick - my feet start hurting as soon as I put the shoes on.
what can I do to make some heavy, hard-soled shoes comfy again? I've seen recommendations to get fitted for orthotics, but would the types of orthotics sold by running shoe stores be the correct thing to wear inside Doc Marten-type shoes? help!


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 1:46 pm 
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i am the dope who buys the doctor scholl's ones in the pharmacy. but my feet did change through pregnancies, i feel your pain. i used to wear docs and after kids i started with clogs, and then into earth shoes and danskos, and now am back to normal. only took, what, ten years.... O-o

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 1:51 pm 
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Have you seen BarkingDogShoes.com? She has got a whole category on vegan shoes with good support - some of them are a bit too clomper for my taste, but some good leads!

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 2:53 pm 
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I wear running shoe insoles in everything. I have a pair I got at some random sporting good store and I just transfer them from shoe to shoe. They have good arch support, and my feet don't hurt if I wear them. I have no idea if it's right and proper, but it works.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 8:30 am 
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I have prescription orthotics and like them, but I've never tried anything else. I got them for running, but I can wear them inside of most things, as long as there's room.


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