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Offline moonbeam

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"Good sneakers for knees
« on: September 10, 2006, 08:40:31 PM »
HI to everyone,

I work on concrete and in retail. However not since my surgery. Not much walking yet. However my second opinion advised the softest heel for my footwear. I had been buying my footwear with good arch support. Hence, my New Balance were adequate. However he said the sole(heel) of those were not soft enough. He said a long distance running shoe, perhaps the ones that have funky colors on them may be his choice. So now what do I buy?  Anyone have any advice on footwear brands they have encountered that they couldn't do without?

Thanks


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Re: "Good sneakers for knees
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2006, 12:09:38 AM »
Ryka has some sneakers that actually can pass as shoes.

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Re: "Good sneakers for knees
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2006, 07:02:24 AM »
Thanks for the reply. Are they soft in the heel compared with some sneaks. Solid colors are great but the absorption is what the OS was concerned with.

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Re: "Good sneakers for knees
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2006, 04:34:31 PM »
very soft in the heel.  A sneaker bottom.

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Re: "Good sneakers for knees
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2006, 04:34:25 AM »
Find some Josef Seibel European Comfort Shoes.  Much better than my high end Rocksports, New Balance, Avias!  I found mine at Nordstroms Outlet.  Like walking on a cloud.   Good luck

Plus, they look like REGULAR SHOES! :)
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Re: "Good sneakers for knees
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2006, 04:09:46 AM »
Custom Orthodics

You insurance may cover this expense.  I had problems with rolling my ankle to avoid using my knee.  I didn't even know I was doing it until my foot started hurting.

The orhodics are custom insoles.  I am flatfooted so the impact of concrete is double trouble for my knee.

The orthodics took care of all my foot woes.

Some people hate them, but I think they are the greatest.  I rarely wear sandles anymore because I can't put the orthodics in them.
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Re: "Good sneakers for knees
« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2006, 04:52:42 PM »
I could not do with out my Adidas or Nike shox anything with the weird looking bottoms that have the holes in them they really absorb the shock got mine on Ebay for alot less than the shoe store
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Re: "Good sneakers for knees
« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2007, 01:12:00 PM »
Not sure if you have the brand where you live but in Australia and NewZealand we have a brand of shoe called "Kumfs". Made in NZ. They sell dress shoes and work shoes which are specifically designed with soft soles and arch supports. Has made a huge difference at work and also have a nice pair of flat 'pretty' shoes for going out.
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Re: "Good sneakers for knees
« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2007, 11:34:21 PM »
Very ugly,but I love my MBT's!!
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Re: "Good sneakers for knees
« Reply #9 on: April 12, 2007, 06:24:36 PM »
I also work in retail, in the back room with the concrete floors. I've found the most comfortable shoe, for me, is the Adidas Venture trail runner. Bext shoe I've ever found for shock absorobtion, though the colors tend to be a bit loud.

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Re: "Good sneakers for knees
« Reply #10 on: May 02, 2007, 05:14:11 AM »
I love Brooks Ariel.  They are for pronators.  The third generation are soooo comfortable and offers excellent cushioning and stability.  I used to wear custom orthotics, but finds these sneakers are more comfortable than other sneakers with the orthotic in them.  I pretty much live in them at work.  I am at the point that I don't care if they look great with my outfit.  I want to be comfortable and walk.  Here is a link so you can see what they look like  http://www.shoebuy.com/brooks-ariel-3/159780/367475
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Re: "Good sneakers for knees
« Reply #11 on: May 19, 2007, 01:08:08 PM »

Personally, i intend on buying anything that is for Basketball and anything that is for professional runners.

Nike Shox is one, and Nike Air Max.
All the other shoes i've seen don't seem to have the right type of heel/ankle support. I've always found that shoes that are slightly raised at the heel make my feet and knees feel the most comfotable.
Probably something with a bit of a high-top would be good too.

If anyone has any up-to-date recommendations i'd really appreciate it as i'm about to buy some for my dodgy knees.

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Re: "Good sneakers for knees
« Reply #12 on: May 19, 2007, 03:02:49 PM »
I have Josef Siebel clogs.

I also work in retail - on concrete - but behind the till area where I spend  a lot of time my boss put carpet down to make it softer under foot - bless him! - It has actually benefitted everyone.
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Re: "Good sneakers for knees
« Reply #13 on: June 28, 2007, 07:45:39 PM »
Here's what I found that helps.

Go get yourself one of those gel insoles. Now, typically the gel part is supposed to be the bottom surface (in contact with the shoe) and the opposite surface in contact with the palm of your foot is flat (usually fabric).

What I found to help was invert the way you are supposed to insert the gel insole. So, the gel (wavy, undulating) surface is in contact with your foot. I think its a combination of the softness as well as the waviness of the gel surfaces (redistributes the load) that makes this works.

Worked like a charm for me ... best of luck

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Re: "Good sneakers for knees
« Reply #14 on: July 06, 2007, 04:39:29 AM »
i just actually went on a shoe escapade earlier this week, hoping to find something with good support. I ended up getting some nice asics shoes, but while i was looking i saw a display for MBT shoes. they are apparently very good for knees  and hips but very expensive (however, the sales clerk said that in some countries insurance will cover them). they are supposed to create the feeling and movements of walking in sand. the website is www.swissmasai.com if anyone wants to check them out. i can't personally attest to how good they work, but from what i've read about them, they take a lot of stress off the joints.















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