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Justyou Wed 12-Apr-17 14:21:40

I live in converse and have been having serious pain in the arch of my feet, I have health problems anyway resulting in bad leg pains though nerve/ muscle issues.
My physio told me to swap my converse for trainers that will be more supportive and are more 'padded' I guess and not so flat.
I don't know where to start really- it's not for running, mostly as I'd be in a heap on the floor grin but I want something that looks ok to wear day to day with jeans/leggings/ t shirt type clothes. Any recommendations would be fab.

FreedomMummy Wed 12-Apr-17 14:24:47

I have knee problems which are made easier with good supporting shoes and I live in my Skechers. Mine are similar to these

MrsELM21 Wed 12-Apr-17 14:25:58

I have some New Balance trainers, they look lovely and are really supportive too

Justyou Wed 12-Apr-17 14:29:04

Thanks, I have some sketchers but the non lace ones n they seem a bit summery and are very bright colours so unless it's a lovely day I feel I look a bit daft - but they do feel good on

RusholmeRuffian Wed 12-Apr-17 14:31:43

New Balance 574s are quite supportive. Some adidas too such as City Marathons, New Yorks or Atlantas. Not cheap but ridiculously comfortable.

Fintress Wed 12-Apr-17 14:34:01

I have a few pairs of Skechers but although they are like walking on clouds they don't provide good support. You'd be better looking for a pair of trainers with good arch support.

Justyou Wed 12-Apr-17 14:35:28

How do I know which ones have good arch support? I wanted to order online if possible or do I need to try on?

Justyou Wed 12-Apr-17 14:43:02

Any more ideas anyone?

RusholmeRuffian Wed 12-Apr-17 14:51:29

I would try them on. Do you have a Size? or an Offspring shop near you? Those would be my first ports of call.

sanitygirl Wed 12-Apr-17 14:51:30

Really love Nike Internationalist. I have to wear trainers with cushioning due to hallux rigidus (arthritic big toe joint) and they are really comfortable. I just got this colour way from office for the Spring
www.office.co.uk/view/product/office_catalog/2,20/1528122235
I also like these ones www.office.co.uk/view/product/office_catalog/5,22/1527822975
New Balance also have some nice styles, but I find their sizing more tricky than Nike. In Nike I'm a size 6, New Balance I need a 6.5 or 7 depending on the style.

I suggest you go to a branch of Office or similar and try on some pairs to get a feel for which styles suit your feet. Converse are hellishly uncomfortable! I've tried Skechers but I'm not keen on them for two reasons - how they look and also not supportive enough.

Justyou Wed 12-Apr-17 14:55:06

Thank you, link not working for me but gonna google them right now!

Strongbeatsskinny Wed 12-Apr-17 15:19:51

Go into boots and buy some scholl orthodontics that you can transfer into your converse if you've got high tops they'll be fine. Sandals wise Birkenstock or fit flops.
Most trainers will give you some support I found reebok the most comfortable for me however we all have different shaped feet. So try a few different brands.
It sounds like you've got plantar fasciitis like myself I found myself a biomedicanics specialist that works on my feet for months as I was at a point of sheer constant agony. The treatment was extremely painful and cost me £££££ but worth every penny nothing like it available on Nhs.

Justyou Wed 12-Apr-17 22:09:34

Yep pretty sure it's plantar fasciitis as podiatrist mentioned to me once. I think I walk with my feet maybe tipped inwards a little too. There are loads online but not many mention if good support inside.

doughnutobssession Wed 12-Apr-17 22:40:42

I have some KEDS which are so padded and supportive compared to converse

ilovecherries Thu 13-Apr-17 10:23:40

I rarely wear anything but trainers because of surgery. I find Nike the most supportive (although I also have adidas, New Balance, Asics, Skechers and Reebok. What can I say, I like my trainers!). For my everyday pair, I went to a proper running store, explained the problem, and they were incredibly helpful. Did gait analysis, recommended 3 possible options, fitted them properly. They are blissful.

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