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Doctor insights on: The Best Urban Walking Shoes

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Dr. Robert Leland Dr. Leland
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle
27 years in practice
Wayne State University School of Medicine
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What are the best walking shoes to reduce impact and pain?

What are the best walking shoes to reduce impact and pain?

Running shoe: Running shoes are designed to reduce impact in distance runners- they certainly will function for walking.

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Dr. Robert Leland Dr. Leland
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle
27 years in practice
Wayne State University School of Medicine
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What are the best walking shoes for ankle pain?

What are the best walking shoes for ankle pain?

Whatever feels best: For arthritic conditions, a shoe with a cushioned heel and rocker sole such as a running shoe work well. For unstable ankles, a shoe with a broader base and more ankle support (light weight hiking boot). Ultimately, whatever shoe produces the least amount of pain is a good choice.

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Dr. Jeffrey Bowman Dr. Bowman
Podiatry
34 years in practice
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What are the best women's walking shoes that come in wide and are for bunions?

What are the best women's walking shoes that come in wide and are for bunions?

Agree with other: Answers but if looking for stylish shoe try stuart weitzman and farragamo shoes. These are expensive but do in wides. Don't wear a very high heel because that forces weight on bunion.

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Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia Dr. Fronzaglia
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
17 years in practice
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Dr. Michelle Achor Dr. Achor
Podiatry
12 years in practice
George Washington University Medical School
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What is the best shoe to walk in after a 5th metatarsal break has healed? Boat shoes, boots, tennis shoes?

Shoes: Anything with a good durable sole. The flimsier the shoe, the less supportive and shock absorbing it is. Often, you get what you pay for with shoes so the better quality ones are the way to go.

Dr. Rajeev Sehgal Dr. Sehgal
Podiatry
21 years in practice
Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University
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What's the best shoe or in sole for plantar fascitis. Its the arches that get sore, hard to walk in morning. From standing at work.?

What's the best shoe or in sole for plantar fascitis. Its the arches that get sore, hard to walk in morning. From standing at work.?

Support: You need a shoe that has good midsole and rear heel support. There are too many shoes out there these days that are too soft/flexible. This causes the fascia to be under repetitive strain. Orthotics (insoles) can be of benefit. See your local doctor to be evaluated.

Dr. Corinne Kauderer Dr. Kauderer
Wound care
32 years in practice
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Dr. Miriam Sivkin Dr. Sivkin
Obstetrics & Gynecology
32 years in practice
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
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Dr. Kenneth Cheng Dr. Cheng
Family Medicine
27 years in practice
Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific
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I have to walk around a lot when I'm at work. What kind of shoes is good for my posture and body?

I have to walk around a lot when I'm at work. What kind of shoes is good for my posture and body?

Supportive: The best shoes to wear when on your feet a lot are shoes that fit well and provide you good support from heel to toe. Many times buying separate arch supports is necessary as most shoes do not provide enough arch support. Make sure you understand the difference between comfort and supportive; sandals are comfortable but not supportive.

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Dr. Steven Sheskier Dr. Sheskier
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle
35 years in practice
Baylor College of Medicine
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What are the causes of a foot to feel like you are walking on pebbles in your shoe?

What are the causes of a foot to feel like you are walking on pebbles in your shoe?

Metatarsalgia: The sensation of walking on pebbles is called metatarsalgia. It can be causing by a "dropped" or prominent metatarsal head often due to hammered or clawtoes. People suffering from rheumatoid arthritis or aging may have a migration of the fat pad under the metatarsal heads also leading to metatarsalgia.

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Dr. Arnold Beresh Dr. Beresh
Podiatry
37 years in practice
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
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What causes a foot to feel like you are walking on pebbles while wearing your shoes?

See below: You could have loss of the fat pad under the ball of your feet and you are feeling the metatarsal heads.

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Dr. Arnold Beresh Dr. Beresh
Podiatry
37 years in practice
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
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Which shoes would be good for walking on concrete?

See below: You want to find a shoe with a thick sole and a soft supportive insole.

Dr. Arnold Beresh Dr. Beresh
Podiatry
37 years in practice
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
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What are some good walking shoes for european trip?

Many good shoes: I would try merrils, timberland, new balance.

Dr. Joseph Newman Dr. Newman
Podiatry
28 years in practice
Des Moines University College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
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Can someone get sick from walking around with no shoes?

No: If you are barefoot, have broken skin on your feet and get an infection, that in theory can make you sick. But as a general rule, going barefoot does not increase your risk of getting sick.

Dr. Jeffrey Lehrman Dr. Lehrman
Podiatry
20 years in practice
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
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What are some good shoes for standing/walking on concrete all day?

What are some good shoes for standing/walking on concrete all day?

Inserts: You will probably find it is not so much the shoes as it is the inserts. People seem to like dansko and merrell for what you describe. Can also try dr scholls gel inserts. Best bet is likely a custom made pair of orthtocis from a podiatrist.

Dr. Carlos Rojas Dr. Rojas
Podiatry
7 years in practice
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How do u walk in a surgical shoe? It won't bend so I walk really weird! Please help?

How do u walk in a surgical shoe? It won't bend so I walk really weird! Please help?

Walking: Do not over tight it, avoid weight or pressure to the operated area, walk slower and put more weight to the non-operated foot. At the beginning is ok to use a walker or a cane to avoid falling.

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Dr. Frank Holmes Dr. Holmes
Sports Medicine
19 years in practice
University of Mississippi School of Medicine
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I've been mostly wearing heels the last few 5 6 months. I wore flat shoes a couple of days ago and it hurt after a walking/standing. What's wrong?

Changed the stress: Wearing heels over a prolonged period of time creates a muscle/tendon memory pattern- meaning these soft tissues are used to being in a certain position. Then, when you change to flats, you have put these tissues in a new and uncomfortable position. One example is the achilles tendon area. When wearing heels, you take tension off the tendon/calf muscles, and then going to flats stretches these.

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Dr. Payam Rafat Dr. Rafat
Podiatry
18 years in practice
New York College of Podiatric Medicine
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Why is it that I walk on the insides of my feet only in shoes?

Why is it that I walk on the insides of my feet only in shoes?

Examine the shoes: The shoes may be worn out on one side causing you to be walking on the inner side of your foot. Examine your shoes and replace them if they are worn out.

Dr. Vasu Brown Dr. Brown
Wound care
30 years in practice
Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University, Chengalpattu Medical College
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How can I get my shoes to not smell if I walk long way in the heat?

Baking soda: Sprinkle baking soda inside shoe to get rid of the smell.

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Dr. Grace Torres-hodges Dr. Torres-hodges
Podiatry
19 years in practice
New York College of Podiatric Medicine
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What shoe would you recommend for someone who has pain when walking?

What shoe would you recommend for someone who has pain when walking?

Get feet checked: There are no specific shoes to recommend but keep in mind, shoe manufacturers assume all folks have the same shaped foot and arch. To customize the shoes to support your feet, accommodative padding and/or an orthotic might be warranted. Go to the podiatrist and learn watch options you have.