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post #16 of 38
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Originally Posted by chronoaug View Post
I have flat feet. I'm used to suffering

Perhaps we should start a brotherhood.
post #17 of 38
I don't feel like their uncomfortable, but that might be because I'm so used to them.
post #18 of 38
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.
post #19 of 38
My suspicion is that canvas shoes are simply uncomfortable; they lack the lateral support of a stiffer material like leather. I say this b/c I picked up a pair of canvas Springcourts at Stel's a few days ago, and though they are *theoretically* comfortable, i.e., have a huge cushy insole inside, the feel is still squishy. I do a lot of walking, though--and am a big guy.

Anyway, I've sworn off these canvas sneaks and am going to stick to tougher leather sneakers--Adidas or maybe the leather springcourts.
post #20 of 38
i find chucks to be very comfortable maybe people are lacing too tight? :shrug:
post #21 of 38
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Originally Posted by denning View Post
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.
post #22 of 38
I find Chucks frighteningly uncomfortable (I have very high arches), but I find very nearly *all* shoes frighteningly uncomfortable. I just use insoles, and then they're fine.
post #23 of 38
I'm curious, do you size up your Chucks/Purcells if you plan on using insoles?
post #24 of 38
Nope.
post #25 of 38
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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post
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.

That's what I figured, and in cases like that I completely agree. As I mentioned earlier, I think I'm just lucky with regards to my feet being able to tolerate them with no pain.
post #26 of 38
Yeah, Chucks are some of the most uncomfortable shoes I've worn.

And my dogs can typically stand for a beating a day.

Kinda surprising that their popularity doesn't diminish with the uncomfortableness factor.

Guess men are turning into beyotches, care more for the look than the comfort.
post #27 of 38
I've always thought they were comfortable... Perhaps they arn't suited for higher archs?
post #28 of 38
I'm wearing my hitop chucks today and they are very comfortable, of course, I usually wear topsiders, which are very loose on my foot. I have very high arches and if the shoes become uncomfortable I will just go to a running store and buy some insoles, problem solved.
post #29 of 38
I should specify where the shoes make me sore. I don't have high arches either.
I feel like the toe area just isn't well padded, even though my toes have enough space in them they often get a bit sore after a day of wearing chucks. I haven't had this problem with vans or adidas.

Still, this problem isn't so bad to stop me from wearing them, but I do know that my feet will be more uncomfortable in Chucks as compared to any other sneakers I have.
post #30 of 38
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Originally Posted by sonick View Post
Do you mean UNDER pronate (i.e. roll outwards)?

If you overpronate you need arch support because the arch collapses when you overpronate.

As others have stated, Chucks are uncomfortable to stand/walk long distances. Other than that, they're good, cheap, decent shoes.

No no, i over pronate meaning when i'm in a weight bearing position, my foot is really flat. If i had arch support, it would prevent my foot from flattening and thus cause discomfort in that area and medial knee pain in the future.
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