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Every pair of shoes I've tried so far has hurt my feet

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I'm very new to dressing well so up until the past month all I've ever worn were running shoes. But now I'm starting to wear oxfords and chukkas and I've been experiencing foot pain, I think it's Plantar fasciitis. I guess I have flat feet or something. I tried some clarks desert boots and some sperry oxfords since i"m on a budget. And they caused more pain when I didn't wear them than when I actually wore them. Is there anything I can do ? Are all oxfords and boots going to cause the same problems for me ? Are there special insoles I can put that will help or should I just forget about wearing nice shoes and go back to sneakers ?

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most running shoes have too much cushioning, so when you wear them all the time the muscles in your feet deteriorate.

When u switch to shoes without a lot of cushioning, your feet will hurt like crazy because they need to adjust.

Make a gradual switch to non-running shoes, so that your feet strengthen and adapt. Over time this is much better for your feet

Disregard this advice if you have been wearing "barefoot" style running shoes, as then I have no idea what the issue is
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Originally Posted by Mark24 View Post

I'm very new to dressing well so up until the past month all I've ever worn were running shoes. But now I'm starting to wear oxfords and chukkas and I've been experiencing foot pain, I think it's Plantar fasciitis. I guess I have flat feet or something. I tried some clarks desert boots and some sperry oxfords since i"m on a budget. And they caused more pain when I didn't wear them than when I actually wore them. Is there anything I can do ? Are all oxfords and boots going to cause the same problems for me ? Are there special insoles I can put that will help or should I just forget about wearing nice shoes and go back to sneakers ?
Try Aldens they make a variety of lasts and models.Yes they are pricey .They are by a long shot the most comfortable shoes I now or have ever owned .Allen Edmonds are also a good shoe again with a large selection of lasts .If you want to wear well made comfortable shoes you have to get over the the fear of the $300+ price tag .I think its pretty reasonable when compared to a lifetime of struggling with cheap ill fitting shoes Personally I find boots generally more comfortable than shoes both companies make models that are suitable for wear with suits
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Have you had your feet measured to see if you have particularly wide or narrow feet?   Have you counted your toes?

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Originally Posted by englade321 View Post

Try Aldens they make a variety of lasts and models.Yes they are pricey .They are by a long shot the most comfortable shoes I now or have ever owned .Allen Edmonds are also a good shoe again with a large selection of lasts .If you want to wear well made comfortable shoes you have to get over the the fear of the $300+ price tag .I think its pretty reasonable when compared to a lifetime of struggling with cheap ill fitting shoes Personally I find boots generally more comfortable than shoes both companies make models that are suitable for wear with suits

please don't spend 400 dollars on Alden's thinking they will fix your problem

Go see a doctor if you think you have serious issues, most likely your feet just needs to adjust to the lack of cushion in the new shoes you are trying on.
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Originally Posted by allysan1027 View Post

please don't spend 400 dollars on Alden's thinking they will fix your problem

Go see a doctor if you think you have serious issues, most likely your feet just needs to adjust to the lack of cushion in the new shoes you are trying on.
I never meant to imply that aldens would " fix"the op's problem but rather to point out something I learned spending 30 yrs on my feet all day long on construction sites.That is that while buying high quality boots may not fix problems wearing cheap ill fitting ones can certainly cause them
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Mark24, time to see your doctor and get a medical diagnosis before buying more shoes. Welcome to Styleforum.
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