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Old 12-05-21, 03:03 AM  
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i had to size up 1/2 too. The salesperson had me go up 1 whole size and it was too big. I kept getting the wrong & both my Mom & my sister ended up with new sneakers. Definitely try a 1/2 size up. I can make all the difference. My shoes are loose in the heals so I do a runner's tie and that helps.
Ok, now I have to find out what a runners tie is, lol. And now I am wondering if narrow ankles and flat feet (or overpronation) go together, lol.

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Old 12-05-21, 06:02 PM  
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Ok, now I have to find out what a runners tie is, lol. And now I am wondering if narrow ankles and flat feet (or overpronation) go together, lol.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahyhPEAjAHA Here's a video on the runners knot.
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Old 12-06-21, 03:23 AM  
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You are so sweet. Thankyou!!

Bless all of you for your help
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Old 12-11-21, 04:20 PM  
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Hoka One - Bondi 7

I have lots of feet issues, overpronation and plantar fasciitis are the prevailing problems.

I've tried many of the shoes mentioned previously and did not get enough support or comfort. Because I walk & stand so much on my job I have had to cut back on hiking or walking outside of work due to foot pain.

DH had gone to an athletic shoe store where they measured his feet, examined the wear on his current shoes and watched his gait. They recommended Hoka One shoes in a completely diff size than usual and EE width.

He wore them home and within 3 weeks swore that his bunion and forefoot issues were 99% better.

So I went to the same store and came home with Hoka One Bondi 7 shoes, size 9 (I usually wear an 8+1/2 or 9). I was worried at first because they seemed so super cushioned and TALL and (quite frankly) ugly! But very well made and comfortable.

DH challenged me to wear these exclusively for 1 week - no pretty dress shoes or boots or clogs for work, for an entire week.

W-E-L-P as of yesterday, I'm 100% a convert. It made a *huge* difference in foot pain. And having less foot pain meant I have more stamina and flexibility.

So I can't guarantee that they'll solve all your problems Jenilu but I can't recommend Hokas highly enough. I do think going to a good running shoe store and getting properly fitted (despite your previous dismal experience with this) is key.

Best of luck!
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Old 12-12-21, 03:46 AM  
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I have lots of feet issues, overpronation and plantar fasciitis are the prevailing problems.

I've tried many of the shoes mentioned previously and did not get enough support or comfort. Because I walk & stand so much on my job I have had to cut back on hiking or walking outside of work due to foot pain.

DH had gone to an athletic shoe store where they measured his feet, examined the wear on his current shoes and watched his gait. They recommended Hoka One shoes in a completely diff size than usual and EE width.

He wore them home and within 3 weeks swore that his bunion and forefoot issues were 99% better.

So I went to the same store and came home with Hoka One Bondi 7 shoes, size 9 (I usually wear an 8+1/2 or 9). I was worried at first because they seemed so super cushioned and TALL and (quite frankly) ugly! But very well made and comfortable.

DH challenged me to wear these exclusively for 1 week - no pretty dress shoes or boots or clogs for work, for an entire week.

W-E-L-P as of yesterday, I'm 100% a convert. It made a *huge* difference in foot pain. And having less foot pain meant I have more stamina and flexibility.

So I can't guarantee that they'll solve all your problems Jenilu but I can't recommend Hokas highly enough. I do think going to a good running shoe store and getting properly fitted (despite your previous dismal experience with this) is key.

Best of luck!
oh goodness, now I have another one to think about, lol. I think Hoka was on a few of the running article reviews for overpronation/flat feet/sinus tarsi (i don't run, for anyone that was wondering, lol, those just seem to be the articles and shoes that cater to this type foot apparently). I am pretty sure they got a high rating too. Now if they are any higher than the broooks, I just can't go there yet, but if they are a breathable price, I will definately look into them.

(y'all. I was having to wait on my refund to get to me before I looked into it further, and got busy, so thats why no update. Zappos contacted me to see if they could make things better, so I am still considering a larger size addiction as well, but now I will also be looking at the hokas.)

PS: There are shoes called stability and shoes called motion controlled that are for severe versions of feet like ours, that may be what those you have are.I thnk one is a bit heavier and "taller"

Thankyou!!
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Old 12-12-21, 08:20 AM  
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Another thought. The running store near me that does the complete fitting and evaluation also has a 60-day guarantee. You can return them for just about any reason.

I just think it's really important to be able to try them on.
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Old 12-12-21, 06:38 PM  
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Another thought. The running store near me that does the complete fitting and evaluation also has a 60-day guarantee. You can return them for just about any reason.

I just think it's really important to be able to try them on.
After going thru the hassle of sending several back, I agree. But the way my feet are, just a try on never fully tells me. It seems to take a week nowadays (and I am not talking about breaking them in, lol.)
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Old 12-12-21, 11:03 PM  
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I wore my Ryka Devotion XTs for the first time in a while and they do have good ankle support, IMO. The open mesh isn't great when it's wet or cold, however.

For daily wear I seem to have moved on to my Hoka One One's, but I'm not sure they are as supportive in the same way. (The ones I have are sorta weather proof, which is a step up from the open mesh of most of my Rykas.)
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Old 12-13-21, 03:09 AM  
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I wore my Ryka Devotion XTs for the first time in a while and they do have good ankle support, IMO. The open mesh isn't great when it's wet or cold, however.

For daily wear I seem to have moved on to my Hoka One One's, but I'm not sure they are as supportive in the same way. (The ones I have are sorta weather proof, which is a step up from the open mesh of most of my Rykas.)
thankyou! Some of the reviews mentioned not being good in wet weather, which is something i haven't even thought about.
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Old 12-13-21, 10:17 AM  
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thankyou! Some of the reviews mentioned not being good in wet weather, which is something i haven't even thought about.
Yeah, I really didn't give it any thought at all for the longest time, but one day my shoes got totally soaked and my feet were freezing, so I hunted up the Hoka One One's for a dryer future, LOL!!

I also got some fairly inexpensive winter shoes (that have no arch support at all) that I've been loving. Didn't realize cold feet were one of the things making me uncomfortable. (I got some Rocket Dog Serenity boots. Cloth, and polyester fuzzy inside, but nicely warm. I need to get serious and put some waterproofing stuff on them, but so far all I did was add some store bought arch support, which works fine. These are not the shoes I'd choose for a trek through a series of big box stores, but with arch support they were fine for an unexpectedly active day. And FWIW, even without great arch support, I liked them well enough to buy a second pair right away. I could get two pairs of those for the cost of maybe part of a pair of something way more expensive. Considering how long I've been on the hunt for a casual winter shoe, I think it was a good choice.)
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