Good thick-soled shoes: what brand?

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  1. rdbjr57

    rdbjr57

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    I've been having a little trouble recently with my back (had surgery 10+ years ago)... nothing too serious now though thankfully...

    But my chiropractor said I need a good pair of thick-soled shoes to wear as opposed to thin-soled shoes, particularly when I am going to be on my feet for long periods of time (like at the Louisville Gun show recently for about 6 hours!)

    I'm obviously not looking for dress shoes but they do need to be appropriate for Dockers-style trousers and button down shirts.

    Not sure how this applies, but I remember in one of the Jack Reacher novels it mentions his "thick-soled English walking shoes"... I wish I knew more about that...

    Anyway, anyone have experiences/suggestions they can recommend?
     
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    Rockport. The only shoe I will wear.
     

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    Nothing feels like Rockports
     
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    Ol Timer ↓ hog hunter ↓ Millennium Member

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    You could look at Dr. Martens, but I don't know if they have any without the signature contrasting color sole stitching.
     
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    I've seen some really thick lucite ones.... but the 6" heel isn't going to do your back any favors... :rofl:





    Dr. Martins

    or

    Rockport

    would be my two suggestions.
     
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    I used to wear Rockports, but then a few years ago the insoles started breaking down on me while the outsole was barely worn. Anyway, I went looking for shoes and ended up with a pair of SAS with custom orthotics in them. Fair warning on the SAS, they don't have a lot of heel on them, I have to have them built up or they mess with my back.

    Lots of folks swear by Doc Martins, have to try a pair some day I guess.

    To me the custom insole with the wedge, heel cup and extra arch support is more important than the shoe itself, my New Balance hikers are a pair of the most comfortable shoes I have ever had, but it is the orthotics that makes the difference. The key is to go to a shoe store that offers fitting and custom orthotics and then pick a good shoe with an insole meant to be removed and customized.
     
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    Merrell.
    Other than running shoes they are the most comfortable shoes I own.

    Mine are black leather lace up semi-casual shoes with a globe on the sole.
     
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    This footwear classic originated in 1965 when Lance Clark sketched out a moccasin to create the world’s first comfort shoe.

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    Sandy says, “These are the most comfortable shoes I have ever owned. Babe Magnets.”

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    Hop around all day or on the weekends in these comfortable Clarks England Wallabee mid boots. These boots are smooth like butter with a leather lined insole and textured rubber gum sole. This will be the only time when you’ll be thankful you had gum on your soles!
     
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