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Good walking shoes for Type 2's - anyone have any ideas

Discussion in 'Type 2 Diabetes' started by RobsterinSheff, Oct 3, 2012.

  1. RobsterinSheff

    RobsterinSheff · Well-Known Member

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    In a few months time I am going away for 3 weeks and I'll be doing a lot of walking.

    This will be primarily urban though some rural as well.

    I saw a podiatrist a few weeks ago and told her about my 3 weeks of numb toes after walking 3-4 hours a day whilst in Beijing for 10 days. She said that 3-4 hours of walking requires proper walking shoes whether you are walking a tor or along urban high streets.

    I was wondering if anyone has any suggestions for good walking shoes that are suitable for a T2 tryng to protect their feet as much as possible.
     
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    ))Denise(( Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I'd recommend Hotter (and no I don't work for them). They have a nice range of shoes including walking boots and shoes for men. I swear by them. I take a ladies 9 and they are the most comfortable shoes I have ever had.
     
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    Lozzybabyw · Well-Known Member

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    I have problem feet & I find that MBT help though the Shape ups from Sketchers give a lot of support too. I was told to have a lift & not totally flat is the best. I get a lot less pain too:) Hope this helps x
     
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    BaliRob Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Denise is so right - I am always recommending Hotter. I have them send replacements to me here in Indonesia. If you have never been here you will not understand what the so-called pavements can inflict upon shoes. They are made of concrete mainly with open drainage and still Hotter will last longer than most makes.
     
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    Sid Bonkers Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Ordinary shoes and boots are no use for walking, you need specialist walking boots and makes like Brasher, Scarpa, Merrell and Berghaus have all have very good reputations.

    Always try shoes on before buying as fit is everything and sizes can vary from make to make.

    Look in outdoor field sports type shops like Cotswold, Blacks , Feild and Trek or even your local Millets will stock some too.

    Dont forget some some good socks too :thumbup:

    http://www.brasher.co.uk/catalogue/outdoor/men/hiking
     
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    Dillinger Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Spooky! A former Type 2 poster here; Eddie Mitchell was recently saying on his blog how highly he rated Brashers. I'd not heard of them before but they do look good. Who would have thought Sid and Eddie could stand shoulder to shoulder, or boot to boot on something at last!!?

    Dillinger
     
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    BaliRob Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    The poster did say, "Primarily urban" that is why I suggested Hotter - who wants to wear heavy shoes unnecessarily? The other makes suggested herewith obviously ok for the "rural" aspect of his travels.
     
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    They might not be considered 'good' walking shoes, but I took/ wore Crocs around Rome....the streets are hard going being mainly cobbled paving, it was 30+ degrees and I walked (for the first time, I might add) for hours! We spent 4 days in Rome, and I loved every minute even the walking, walking, walking ;)
    I get a lot of feet trouble, (have had for years, long before my New diagnosed T2)
    My feet didn't ache (yes they got hot but the Crocs were easily washed under a tap) they soften slightly after the first couple of wears and are so comfortable....and for hard flooring, I can't recommend them highly enough (I am a snob, always swore you wouldn't catch me wearing 'Crocs' let alone out in public) but Central Milton Keynes is all marble type floors and shopping is such hard work, really draining on the legs/ feet and energy, but if I wear my Crocs, its great!
     
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    Patch Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I bought mine at Go Outdoors. They've always got a sale on, and you could get some boots that would be fine for around the £50 mark.

    It's important to wear good socks, and make sure you break the boots in before you do any serious walking. Wear 'em around the house, to the shops - anything - just as long as they're not new when you're doing 4 hours a day.

    Compeed is your friend.

    FOOT SALVATION!

    If you have any spots on your feet that are prone to blisters, Compeed 'em up! Not cheap - but invaluable. A Compeed plaster will last a few days. Coincidentally, a Compeed pad will LOOK like a blister when you peel it off! :sick: :lol:
     
  10. RobsterinSheff

    RobsterinSheff · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks to all who have given suggestions to me- very helpful. I love this site :D
     
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    Ali H Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Ecco or Bracher with decent socks.

    Ali
     
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    r6J9VTLZc · Newbie

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    Very informative thread.
     
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    pavlosn Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I do a lot of urban walking and I just bought Adidas ultra boost running shoes for this. Extremely lightweight and comfortable but probably not suited to country walking or wet conditions(as top is woven textile/wool)
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    Ann1982 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I agree that Hotters or echos are the best. Virtually all I wear these days. For long walks I wear their boots think they are called daisy and I have just ordered their goretex “Rutland” goretex Boots for more wet weather hikes.
     
  15. Mike D

    Mike D Type 2 · Expert

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    Brooks addiction walkers ... amazing shoes
     
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