I have "problem" feet-low arches, bunions,
and a bad tendon. I can feel instantly when I put the shoe
on that my tendon is getting the support it needs. It
doesn't swell or become "angry" (podiatrist term) as it does
with other shoes, which, I honestly spent more for than this
My feet hate shoes in general due to flat feet and
peripheral neuropathy. However, these shoes are surprisingly
fine. I modified the laces by making them very loose and
tying them off at the next to last hole nearest my ankle.
This turned them into slip-ons and also made them
comfortable on the sensitive top of my foot. I'm pleased
they come in large sizes (11 EE for me). Wish they came in
many colors and maybe with colorful laces!
This shoe is comfortable, especially for someone with high
arches. I walk alot in the rain, so an all leather shoe
keeps my feet drier. This is my second pair of these shoes
and they won't be my last. I walk about 4 miles 3 days a
week and these shoes have held up really well. I usually buy
a new pair every year and these lasted longer than other
pairs I've had.
This shoe was on a list of shoes recommended by my
Podiatrist for my newly ordered orthotics to correct over
pronation of my feet and relieve the pain I was
experiencing. I choose these because they were offered in
narrow widths and they came in black, which I felt would
blend in better with my usual jean or black pants attire.
They are a very sturdy shoe and very comfortable for
walking. So far so good, I am back out walking again without
pain. I am very happy with these shoes.
I purchased my Brooks Addiction Walkers on the advise of my
mail carrier for plantar faciitis. She too suffered from the
condition walking 6 1/2 miles a day! Wow! She said the shoes
were the answer. I ordered an 8/12 the first time around but
found they were too short. I re-ordered a 9, and she wasn't
kidding, they are fabulous! They offer great support and
foot alignment which is really the ticket with this
condition. I don't limp when wearing these shoes. They get
me clear through WalMart with no problem. I was to the point
of having to use an electric cart before that. So far they
haven't cured the condition, but they really have been a
blessing. I have only had them a couple of weeks. I did take
the liner and used my own orthotic. I live in a rural area
so this type shoe is just not available around here.