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Sneakers with some support?

post #1 of 7
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I've been doing a lot of walking lately (moved out and now have no car) and I need some more supportive shoes. I've mostly been wearing low top chucks and vans slip ons which kill my feet after a while. I need something with a bit of support. Also, is there much for sneakers out there that add height? I like how dress shoes usually make me 1" - 1.5" taller. My chucks add almost no height at all.

Any suggestions?
post #2 of 7
Running shoes will do all you suggest but at the likely cost of stylishness. New Balance running shoes have been a bit in style as of late. Check out http://www.classicsportshoes.com/index.html for shoes like the Nikes below. Sizes are limited but a vintage running shoe, a true running shoe with actual padding should fit the bill. Edit: To add that song 'these boots are made for walking' Think about it. A good pair of lace up boots with nice squishy insoles is great for putting on the miles. A pair of redwings or the like. Last for years, great patina with age, all weather stuff. Everybody should have a good pair of boots. But if you really want sneaks then ignore this and see the above.
post #3 of 7
I agree with familyman. Modern running shoes offer more support than Chucks and Vans at the expense of style (the New Balance 990/991/992 is a happy medium), but boots are a little better when it comes to support.
post #4 of 7
Common Projects are the most comfortable shoe I've ever worn and add a little height. Just spent a weekend running around NYC with a pair (or three) and my feet have never felt better.
post #5 of 7
Adidas Daragora (or something like that, not the dragons though) are super suportive, its like wearing a sock with arch support. They are super easy to walk for a long time in, tight, and comfortable. They look pretty decent too.
post #6 of 7
A good way to keep wearing your favorite if unsupportive sneakers is to stick inserts in them. For running I use superfeet inserts, which I'm sure you could stick in your sneaks to make them more comfortable.
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Originally Posted by Joe E Taleo
A good way to keep wearing your favorite if unsupportive sneakers is to stick inserts in them. For running I use superfeet inserts, which I'm sure you could stick in your sneaks to make them more comfortable.

This is what I do. I also have fairly extreme arches, so there are tons of shoes I never used to be able to wear at all, but inserts solved all that. I bear witness for Dr. Scholl's!
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