Originally Posted by denning
I have two pairs of leaher chucks, lows and his. I have heard (I think it was on SuFu) that leather chucks are more comfortable for some reason. I have never found them uncomfortable. I am usually running half a mile or so to the bus in the morning and they have never given me any problems. When people say they aren't good for walking around long distances how much walking are we talking here? Maybe I'm just lucky with my feet but unless I am planning on running a half-marathon I don't see them being too terribly uncomfortable.
Well, I walk a few miles, usually in Chucks, to and from work everyday, and they are fine. If I am on vacation or something, and am walking 10+ miles a day or am on my feet all day shopping or something, I prefer, say, my "premier" chucks, which actually have pretty decent arch support, or Jack Purcells, or something like that. But the only time I've actually bought a pair of sneakers because I really wanted something more comfortable to walk in was on one of my yearly trips to San Francisco, when I walked to Golden Gate Park and back from Union Square, with lots of detaours on the way (essentially 8 hours on my feet). I've run a few miles in Chucks as well. No problems. That said, I wouldn't recommend them for running in, nor recommend any real activity in Chucks if you have foot pain.