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Old 01-06-2013, 08:55 PM   #16
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I've had Born, Clarks and Keen. Keen are the best, followed by a close second by Born.

From a quality and comfort perspective...the Born should have won but their durablity was suspect. The few pairs Born I had weren't all that durable in the sole inside the shoe (arch support) though and were more of a dress shoe in quality of materials, fit and comfort.

The Keens are bulletproof (I like the Keen Austin) and their shape is very comfortable for everyday use.
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Old 01-07-2013, 08:47 PM   #17
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I wear those Danskos when I work as a nurse. Really comfy over a 12-13 hour shift on my feet. Good arches- better than an other shoe I have. The inside of the heal rubbed off/tore, but it's still comfortable and I'm still wearing them.
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Old 01-07-2013, 10:36 PM   #18
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I have no real footwear advice for you as i'm in the Army and my footwear needs are different than yours, however I do have these gucci insoles from Birkenstock of all companies that have fantastic arch support. I suffer from plantar fasciitis, so good insoles are important to me.
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Old 01-07-2013, 11:42 PM   #19
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Check out Ecco. Given some of the shoes you used as examples, you might like this style:

http://us.shop.ecco.com/ECCO-Track-I...=40#q=track+II

They're not cheap, but they're incredibly comfortable. I bought a pair in Nordstrom by chance in 1995 or so, and I'm on my 20th pair or thereabouts; I'll wear a pair of these in high or low height 3 days out of 5. I take out the removable insole and use custom orthotics I had made 7 or 8 years ago. It works well.
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Old 01-08-2013, 03:30 AM   #20
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12 hours! Making custom TLSO's in house?
We farm out the TLSO's except for weekends. Thank goodness. I had a custom KO, custom art AFO's (padded, lots of straps, etc.) to delver on Saturday. Saturday was busy with those two, a TLSO at the hospital and a cranial to delver at the office. I'm finally off call and, believe me, that first beer tasted real good last night. :).

Thanks for all the shoe advice guys. Zappos is easy but only had the Borns and Clarks in medium width and my foot is a bit wide. Historically, the Clarks should be OK but I won't be surprised if the Borns go back and I have to find something else. sigh. So, all these suggestions will come in handy.

PBG, I fit nicely into the Aetrex athletic shoes in a 12 wide.

FWIW, it may finally be time to make myself some custom orthotics. My feet aren't all that bad, it's the left knee that's missing some cartilage that really screws me up.

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Old 01-08-2013, 08:22 AM   #21
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Aetrex Running shoes are the "Q-Last"

Its a "semi-curved" into the forefoot, with a wide toe box and shank. You'd like those Finn-Comforts if you have 350 bills to drop.
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Old 01-08-2013, 09:28 AM   #22
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My feet aren't all that bad, it's the left knee that's missing some cartilage that really screws me up.
I'm hoping that that's one of the tissues they can start growing in the lab from a cheek scraping.
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Old 01-08-2013, 05:30 PM   #23
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I'm hoping that that's one of the tissues they can start growing in the lab from a cheek scraping.
You and me both, man.

I look at those Finn Comforts PBG, but that is a hell of a chunk of change.
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Old 01-08-2013, 05:39 PM   #24
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Not denying it.

Lots of good shoes out for not much, most Orthotist just buy something from one of the diabetic shoe mfg's - if for nothing other than showing clients that depth shoes are sexy.
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Old 01-08-2013, 05:46 PM   #25
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+1 on the Ecco, you have got to at least try a pair or three on and walk around the store.
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