Daddy Needs New Shoes

DJ 60
By DJ 60 Latest Reply 2012-08-16 22:07:33 -0500
Started 2012-08-14 12:57:17 -0500

Started walking/ jogging over the past 7 weeks. I have been a good boy and very diligent however my feet are starting to hurt. Anyone have a recommendations on great walking/ slow jogging shoes?

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red flower lady
red flower lady 2012-08-16 22:07:33 -0500 Report

Oh, there are soo many. I went to the shoe store, told them what my daughter was doing and then had her try all of the one's for walking on so she could compare. You want shoes with good cushion and fit correctly. I have New Balance, Nike, and Sketchers.

Hollywood 2
Hollywood 2 2012-08-15 23:25:33 -0500 Report

DJ 60
Brooks,new balance the highest number you can find is a great shoe for diabetics. I will say Medicare and most private insurances will pay 80 percent for these shoes from a DME co.and if a person has a supplement it will most likely pick up the 20 percent.Medicare allows a Pt. To have one pair of shoes calendar year.meaning anytime from Jan. 1 to Dec.31 a Pt. Can get a pair of Diabetic shoes approved by Medicare. There are some real nice shoes and walking shoes out there.The big part of the Diabetic shoes is the inserts that are Medicare or private ins. Approved is what really makes the shoe. Pt's receive three pair of inserts designed to fit Pt's foot only that makes the shoe much more comfortable. I have brook walking shoes with inserts and I absolutely love them. All the person needs to do is go to their Dr. And get an Rx for shoes and go to a DME co that proscribes shoes. When getting the Rx. Your physician might want to do a foot exam so they will have it on files in case their Audited down the road. Although it will be beneficial for you for them doing so. Most people think when they here Diabetic shoe they think huh ugly!! No no most of them are really nice. Depends on the brands where you get them. I will say Medicare pays 80 percent BCBS pays 80 percent if it's the state type. And most others will pay. Check it out and hope you find some good walking shoes.
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MoeGig 2012-08-15 09:36:19 -0500 Report

I run almost every day. Tried all the cheap shoes from TJX, Walmart, etc and none felt good. Finally found a pair of Sketcher's in DSW. They are great, but had to pay $70.

Diefleu 2012-08-14 22:22:29 -0500 Report

I actually got a pair of dr scholls cross trainers. At first they were really comfortable when I tried them but after normal day wear they are NOT. there are parts on the side that dig into my foot so I do not suggest these. I am going to try a pair of NB, what I originally had planned on getting lol

Proud Army Mom
Proud Army Mom 2012-08-14 13:10:40 -0500 Report

Hey DJ - first CONGRATS on your walking/jogging!!! That is really awesome! I just had to replace my cross-trainers and just bought Aasics (sp?). I am very pleased with them, and my husband has the Aasics running shoes which he swears by and has used for years (not the same pair lol). My cross-trainers were about $60 and I think his running shoes were about $70-80? So, definitely not unreasonable in terms of cost, and his last him quite a while (and he runs about 5 times a week)…

Good luck finding a good match for yourself!

DJ 60
DJ 60 2012-08-14 13:17:03 -0500 Report

Thanks for responding so quickly. Where did you buy your Aasics? I will not buy my wife the same pair :)

Proud Army Mom
Proud Army Mom 2012-08-14 13:22:35 -0500 Report

Sports Authority ;) I wear mine to the gym - my husband wears his to the track - and they look completely different, so we are not one of those husband/wife duos who dress the same lol!

DJ 60
DJ 60 2012-08-14 13:30:14 -0500 Report

Cool! Thank you. I know there is a Dicks Sporting Goods near me. I will check for a Sports Authority.

DJ 60
DJ 60 2012-08-14 13:31:20 -0500 Report

Sorry for the additional question but is a style number or name to the Aasics shoe you are mentioning?

Nick1962 2012-08-14 13:46:04 -0500 Report

I swear by Asics as well. They have many different "models" and each is a little different
I buy the Gel Express for the treadmill and the Gel170 for the road.
Only shoes i can exercise in right out of the box
Kohl's usually has them on sale this time of year

Proud Army Mom
Proud Army Mom 2012-08-14 13:44:40 -0500 Report

I think any sporting goods store would have them - they are a pretty popular brand. And unfortunately I don't recall the style # - mine (the cross-trainers) have "gel" in the name, and the only thing I know about my husband's is that they were in the running category. At any rate, my suggestion would be for you to try on a number of different varieties of Aasics in order to find the one that feels best on you. Also, don't feel that you must buy the running shoe if a cross-trainer is more comfortable or offers better support - I was told by the gentleman at Sports Authority that you can use a cross-trainer for light running or a runner for gym workouts, etc. It's really all about what feels best on your foot. Going for a lighter-weight shoe is helpful too as it is more forgiving on your lower leg muscles…

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