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Old 11-27-08, 01:26 PM
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Shoes you wear when not biking...

After many ankle surgeries, i am forced to wear extremely supportive shoes. So when im not in my biking clip ins im always in a nice pair of Brooks shoes with my support inserts in them.

But, they arent the best looking shoes, so i was looking around and saw these
BG Stumpy Trainer Shoe


I was wondering if anyone owned these and could let me know how much support they offered.

Thanks alot.
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Old 11-27-08, 01:30 PM
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HI,
nice looking shoes by the way !
when im not on the saddle , i dont wear shoes or i wear sandals .
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Sandals, in Sweden, in the winter.

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Old 11-27-08, 02:54 PM
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I wear black workshoes from Walmart. When not working, I wear Walmart sneakers. I've worn shoes from Payless, also- I like their BOGO sales.
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Teva's or barefoot.
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how can you wear crap from walmart, it like hurts my feet to walk around in that crap.
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Old 11-27-08, 03:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Boudicca View Post
Sandals, in Sweden, in the winter.

You're brave.
We spend more time inside the house during the winter than most other peoples
so there you have it . sandals or barefoot !

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Old 11-27-08, 03:30 PM
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Perhaps try a footpad/insert? I have one of those Sole Sport ones with high arches to accommodate my high arch and I ended up using it for everything because they are so comfortable. I shoud really consider buying two or three more instead of pulling them in and out of my various running, casual, cycling shoes....

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Old 11-27-08, 03:52 PM
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Finn shoes from Germany. The support insert is the best I've ever run into. The metatarsal support is perfect. bk
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Hi-Tec Magnum combat boots. Very supportive, sneaker-like comfort. I happen to have noticed on a trip to my chiropractor that they are also available in an orthotic version.

Of course that's also what I wear on the bike, too.
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Old 11-27-08, 06:24 PM
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Merrells almost exclusively anymore.
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Don't know about those specific shoes, but for general use, you might check in a serious shoe store or hiking boot dealer for insoles. REI has a bunch of them, from those throwaway foam things that come in many shoes to $40 semi-customs. I bought a couple of different ones after I had a foot problem a few years ago, and they worked pretty well at about 20% the cost of custom orthotics.
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Were the ankle injuries bicycle related?
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Na i broke my leg and ankle on a huge slip and slide down a hill a few years back. 9 screws, a plate, 2 surgeries. Crutches for 5 months. Worst thing of my life.
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Originally Posted by J B Bell View Post
Hi-Tec Magnum combat boots. Very supportive, sneaker-like comfort. I happen to have noticed on a trip to my chiropractor that they are also available in an orthotic version.

Of course that's also what I wear on the bike, too.
Do you have the low top version or the full 8" boots? I've tried riding with my full size ones before, and it feels really weird compared to tennis shoes.
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Lets see...

Timberland hiking boots
New Balance cross trainers
various brands of casual and dress shoes

... and none with the support I need. I use commercial arch supports in all my shoes.

For cycling I wear the Sette Rival II shoes with platform pedals, and yes, arch supports.
 
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Why would you buy special shoes when all you can do is walk in them?
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When not commuting, I wear my Double-H westen boots.
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Originally Posted by Surftex363 View Post
After many ankle surgeries, i am forced to wear extremely supportive shoes. So when im not in my biking clip ins im always in a nice pair of Brooks shoes with my support inserts in them.

But, they arent the best looking shoes, so i was looking around and saw these
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I was wondering if anyone owned these and could let me know how much support they offered.

Thanks alot.
When I'm at home I'm usually barefoot. At work I wear black Rockports (which also work quite nice on my Raleigh Twenty ) Any other time it's a rather tatty pair of Nike tennis shoe.
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Steel toe Timberland workboots at work. Running shoes or sandles ot leisure time. Those speshis look non-supportive to me.

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I love my Mephisto hiking boots, and wear them pretty much daily.
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work shoe oxfords while installing flooring at work, black lineman's Boots, or skate shoes.
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I wear New Balance 576 walking shoes. They're very comfortable and offer plenty of support for my flat achy feet!
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Originally Posted by Surftex363 View Post
After many ankle surgeries, i am forced to wear extremely supportive shoes. So when im not in my biking clip ins im always in a nice pair of Brooks shoes with my support inserts in them.
For extra sturdy shoes for work or play visit your local Redwing shoe store or retailer. Redwing's
are real deal old fashioned made shoes made to last and fit from the instant you put them on.
They may cost a bit more but they last so long they are cheap in the end.

In fact, I have to wear Redwings with my custom made fitted orthodic inserts to be able to walk at all!!
My ankles are shot big time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 11-29-08, 03:16 PM
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Barefoot or wool socks inside. Asics other times now that it's gotten cold(er). Teva's pretty exclusively whenever the weather allows.
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