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Rocker bottom shoes great for foot sensitivity

Discussion in 'Lifestyle Management' started by xchocoholic, Sep 21, 2012.

  1. xchocoholic

    xchocoholic Senior Member

    Hi All,

    I just discovered these shoes, a little late but hey, and wanted to mention how well they're working.

    I found mine, Dr. Scholls fitness walker, at Big Lots but from googling it looks like they're available elsewhere.

    The bottoms of my feet have been extra sensitive since coming down with me/cfs. In the beginning,
    the pain in my heels was so bad that I'd cry if I had to walk. I could never go barefoot. That got better with
    the gf diet but not enough. My feet are still overly sensitive.

    These take the pressure off
    the balls and heels. Mine don't have enough traction for climbing hills but I'm compensating by digging
    my foot into the sand deeper.

    Balancing takes a little getting used to but I've only had these 3 days and I think I've got it now. I'm sore in
    my quads but nowhere else. I'm actually finding walking easier. Kow. It's a good thing because I'm walking about 3 hours a day right now. Whew.

    My new cross trainer Reeboks were useless compared to these. Hth .. X
  2. Valentijn

    Valentijn Senior Member

    I wore MBT's when my foot pain got really bad during law school - the Reeboks, Dr Scholls, etc based their design on the MBTs. Now I don't stand up enough for my feet to hurt :D

    I think the main thing to look for is quality foam in the heel section, since the ones with air pockets tend to burst. The original MBTs I bought were great for comfort and lasted forever, but someone else bought the company and cut the quality (while maintaining the absurd prices), and now they aren't as good. I think there are still other brands that do the high quality ones.
  3. xchocoholic

    xchocoholic Senior Member

    Hi val,

    I've never heard of mbt's so I googled it. Nice styles but pricey. Theirs have the rocker bottom I'm talking about.
    I've been wearing thick cushioned shoes for years now but these are working better. I was buying a variety of
    cross trainers and Tevas.

    The heels and balls of my feet are just so sensitive that not walking on them appears
    to be a better option. : ) .. Even trips to the grocery store are painful.

    From googling it looks like Dr. Scholl's runs wider than Sketcher's.
    I'm thinking about getting another pair while they have these.

    Tc .. X

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