What is the strat on walking shoes?

What is the strat on walking shoes?

My new gig has me walking indoors 6ish miles a day, nothing fast or on rough terrain and shit but my feet are killing me in my normal "work" shoes so I need to find a shoe type with arch support or insole strats so I can walk 6 or 7 hours straight without my shit being in pain or getting blisters

Everyone online is just women power walking or some shit but are there any good trusted brands or things I can do to help, it's mostly pain in my heels that are getting me after like the 4-5 hour mark

  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    your feet will get used to it eventually

    get some high cushioning hokas tho

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I mean I assume they are going to start hurting less over time but also I figure I need to do some preventative measures or else any deformities in my feet will just get way worse or I will get mad bunions and shit early

      >hokas

      Are these actually good stuff? They look a bit too much like overhyped hun shoes or something you would see in a facebook ad

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        you can get whatever high cushioned shoe you want if youre a brandfag

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          I don't give a fuck about brands I just want whatever is going to be the most effective regardless of form and tags etc, if the cheap ass shoes function as well as the super hipster powerwalk shoes then I would go for them, I just don't even know where to begin looking or what to look for

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            theres not that much difference between brands

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              So then do I just look for something that advertises its cushionyness? What about the big ass clogs like in the OP picture that nurses wear or hype up, is there something to them or is that just good marketing for overpriced shit

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                pretty much just get anything with a ton of cushioning, you dont need to research it that much

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >it's mostly pain in my heels
        thats because youre supposed to actually use your calf muscles and touch the ball of your feet on the floor first, but that requires effort so you get cope like this

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          For running yeah you strike with your forefoot, that is not the same for walking, please do not be stupid

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            have fun with fucking up your knees

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              Nice bro science cope

              https://archive.unews.utah.edu/news_releases/the-cost-of-being-on-your-toes/#:~:text=Now%2C%20a%20University%20of%20Utah,the%20start%20of%20each%20step.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                ah right, my kneepain must be imaginary

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                Oh shit your single anecdote for sure applies to every human being ever, got me.

                Maybe if you weren't so stupid that you fucked up simply walking your knees wouldn't be shit, or maybe be less fucking fat?

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                Ive never been fat in my life, you will never get me healstrike again, fucking retarded

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                >healstrike
                >Heal

                Fucking retarded indeed

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                owno the ESL made a grammatical error, argument destroyed!

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        they are good for running. I wouldn't stand in them all day or walk with them either. Most running shoes are designed to pitch you forward (larger heal tapering down) to make running with good form (midfoot/forefoot) feel really smooth on asphalt. dress shoes/boots/anything with a heal like that is for fashion only (unless you're a cowboy).

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I would recommend against arch support because you will want to strengthen your feet and the muscles/ligaments/tendons in and around the arch. One school of thought even says that arch support keeps them from doing work or becoming conditioned, and allows them to remain loose and weak which causes pain and inflammation... but this is a moot point because it's gonna be more that the constant pressure on the contact points of your feet is going to make them hurt most. To prevent that, I'd get something with lots of soft cushioning. You really can't go wrong with cheap running shoes that have the thick foam sole to absorb heel strikes

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      The thing is, as far as I have been told I have one high arch foot and one flat foot though I have never really done much about it. I can walk a few hours no problem but it starts to go downhill quick after that, standing all day isn't an issue either but I am new to just straight fucking walking everywhere and it's wack

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      This. I switched to barefoot and zero drop shoes and my feet are absolutely pain free. Also crazy reduction in knee pain because I have to wear heeled boots for work.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >barefoot and zero drop shoes
        This is something that will be heavy YMMV due to how peoples feet are shaped or how much they weight, you can easily cause tiny fractures or fuck up your corns going barefoot with no real benefit gained, we wear shoes for the same reason some folks wear glasses, nature isn't perfect and going full natural usually is not good compared to tech available

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        you're about 10 years late on low cushioning zero drop, that meme is long dead now that people understand how bad it is for your feet thank god

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    When i worked in retail as a teenager, one of the supervisors was this standoffish latina single mom with dry sarcasm and outright insulting to nearly everyone. Like most people fucking hated her. She was like 5’4, had psycho eyes, a pixie cut, and the most exaggerated, cartoonish figure I’ve ever seen. Like the mom from the incredibles.
    She always wore these shoes and walked around like they were a pair of high heels or something. With every step her ass would jiggle and bounce in these unnecessarily tight clothes she wore. Her pants were thin and sometimes you could just see the silhouette of her underwear. Every single time i see these shoes I remember her.
    I was so intimidated by her at the time but she was extremely kind to me, always sweet and smiling and touching me. I was too young to have the balls to do it at the time, but im sure she would have agreed to a date and then give me the meanest fucking of my life. I hope we meet again Claudia.
    Thanks for reading my story.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Life's a trip.
      I definitely remember fapping to my latina co-workers when I worked retail.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      good luck on your quest bro

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    go to a red wing store and have them fit your feet, get some bad motherfucker work boots. Expect to pay $300. It's worth every penny, your feet carry you for your entire life. take care of them.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Unless you work in a fucking steel mill you do not need boots that fucking insanely expensive, you are getting memed dumbfuck

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Redditor's larping as blue-collar workers with their stupid Red Wings (which actual blue-collar people don't wear) and goodyear welt is the biggest gayry in fashion.
      >yeah so I need this $600 "entry level" goodyear welt waterproofed and steel-toe boot to serve coffee

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Same as folks who buy wranglers and never leave the pavement

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Danskos are good but the top band is way too tight after 12 hours, even with compression knee socks. Eventually I started to get neuropathy. Burning, pins and needles, painful jolts, shit sucked. Switched to hokas and it's been fine since then.

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07KN4NF44
    This is what I wear, and anything like these are based. I wish I discovered this kind of shoe 20 years ago. I'm never going back to anything else.
    >wide toe box
    >zero drop
    >upper mesh lets air through
    >lightweight, thin, flexible

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    If youre not a nurse or a chef and you wear these shoes you should be beaten on site

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      You mean sight?

      Why would a nurse need those shoes but not necessarily a waiter at a fancy restaurant or someone working on a casino floor who walks all day if they all have the same step count and standing time?

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    White's boots

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Boots are meant for standing and small amounts for work but not literally hours of walking, your feet would be mangled

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        If parachute firefighters can do it so can you

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Y-you think I am that tough anon-kun?

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Are those Xero brand zero drop shoes with the big toe box any good? Anyone here use them?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I wear the HFS. They're great. I don't run any distance on tarmac road/pavement in them, but I wear them out walking along with other barefoot, wide toe box shoes pretty much whenever I leave the house.
      Super comfy, will strengthen your feet, will strengthen your arches, will allow you to stay on your feet all day.
      It's basically like walking around barefoot which, unless you have some major disfunction, is great.
      It'll take a little adjustment to begin with and your calves will get fatigued but after that you're all good.

  10. 2 months ago
    SwedishBrorsan

    walk in real shoes

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous
  12. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >asking 4chinns about shoes
    anon is ngmi

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      At last he asked, what have you done lately?

      Post body

  13. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Honestly I've never had shoes that were as durable and comfortable as a nice pair of hiking boots.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Hiking boots are better for varying terrain not an indoor walkathon op is better off barefoot

  14. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    On clouds are good

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      At what

  15. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Why is everyone one or the other, either barefoot or big cushiony shoes

    Shouldn't there be a better more comprehensive answer

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah it's called shitty $20 sneakers that your mom bought you for your entire childhood.

  16. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I have a job that requires me to walk four hours straight no rest, I was told to get Hokas, but the damn things are expensive.

  17. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    new balance and saucony are both good and cheap, also maybe get a pair of lock laces

  18. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Ignore all the people here that don't have any running experience and buy things based on price/brand. Go to a local running store and get your gait analyzed. There are three types of gaits; neutral, over pronation, and under pronation. Pic related. Tell them that you are working and what kind of floor you're walking on (concrete, I'm assuming). They'll let you try on a bunch of shoes. Don't cheap out or knees will pay for it in 20 years. If you consider a $120 pair of shoes that you wear for 40 hours a week, they really aren't that expensive in the long run. Wear them for six months and they'll cost you $1 a day.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      i have running experience however running store shill

  19. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Finn Comfort

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