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What shoe is better, cross trainers or walkers?

Asked by metadog (378points) March 7th, 2010

Hi! I have a trip coming up to Disney World. I have REALLY high arches and get a lot of arch pain, especially when walking a lot at Disney. I wear arch supports and they do help a lot. Conversely, when I am at home, I work out a lot in the gym. I get my cardio from an elliptical, but don’t do a ton of walking. Maybe I am being cheap, maybe I am being practical, but I would hate to buy two kinds of shoes. Could I kill two birds with one stone? What do you think?

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disasterandrew's avatar

I’d go to a store that specializes in running shoes. The kind of store where they have you take off your shoes and they watch you walk. They’ll be able to put you in a shoe that is perfect for your foot. The bill could be anywhere from 80 to 120 dollars but if your looking for a pair of shoes that will leave your feet and other joints feeling good after a day or more of walking around I think this might be your best bet.

SeventhSense's avatar

I also have high arches. New Balance Cross trainers in my experience suffice for walking and general workouts. But if you’re doing running I would definitely invest in a decent pair of running shoes.

gailcalled's avatar

I alternate between Saucony and Merrill walking shoes for sight-seeing. The initial output was expensive, but they have a long half-life.

Cruiser's avatar

I really like Rockport shoes for mega mile shuffling around and they don’t look too bad either.

marinelife's avatar

Let me give another vote for New Balance Cross trainers.

pokopenguin's avatar

I think that their both good

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metadog's avatar

I don’t think I will be doing any long distance walking in the summer in Orlando, weight lifting or cardio work in fur lined Uggs. But thank you for the suggestion.

pokopenguin's avatar

well i like walkers but i love the sneakers

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