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Updated Review: Comfortable Best Shoe Ever
on April 9, 2012
I won't repeat what's been said here already. But for those just now finding that you need a good support shoe while on your feet: Know that you have to have a good supportive orthotic before you can feel the full benefit of such a shoe. I once found a completely hard insert that was the most comfortable and cost me $65 some three years ago. I can't find it anymore. The next best insert I've found comes from SUPERfeet. I use their "green" version for the best support. DO NOT USE gel inserts or foam. They do NOT support. I've wasted lots of money in trying every kind, so save from my experiments and stay away from these types of orthotics (they're not truly orthotics). Once you find a good walking shoe (read lots customer reviews), there will be small things you can critique among the shoes you buy. Once there are enough reviews to truly establish good or bad, we should concentrate on these smaller things that set one shoe apart from another shoe. Like how fast till the back of the shoe's material wears out? Or does cupping around and up the back of the foot make for a more comfortable fit? Are there any seams inside that irritate the foot? Looking forward to telling you the specifics about this shoe which I'm wearing for the first time today. Look back here in a couple months for my review.
*June 11, 2012*
I can now safely report that these are better quality than my former two Pear iZumi purchases. The shoe laces stay tied, and there are no internal rub points inside the shoe to make all day wear uncomfortable. On the contrary, I reach for these over my Pearl iZumi because of not only the comfort but because these look so much more professional when at work (all day on my feet). And so far, none of the outer components have become unglued as has happened in the other brand. The sole is not prematurely wearing but holding up very well indeed. I'll likely order another pair of these in the future due to my high satisfaction for the *Saucony Grid Omni Walking Shoe*.