Good Shoes?

on 3/13/14 7:34 am - NC

Does anyone have shoe recommedations for supporting 300 lbs? I need a good pair of every day dress shoes and a good pair of workout/walking shoes.

on 3/13/14 7:55 am

the toe shoes -- Vibram Five fingers  or Nike Free  or Fila


Gwen M.
on 3/13/14 4:23 pm
VSG on 03/13/14

My podiatrist would kill me if I wore these.  There's atom of research out there about increased injury. 


To the OP - I got fitted for Brooks sneakers at a running store and love them. I also like Dansko for dress shoes!

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on 3/13/14 11:01 pm
RNY on 08/21/12

It's not healthy for anyone to wear toe shoes, much less someone who weighs 300 pounds. There is absolutely no support or cushion.

Get a good pair of walking or running shoes. Running shoes are best for straight line movement, even if it is just walking. They aren't as good for lateral movement. I think New Balance have everything you need, and many are US made.

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on 3/13/14 8:11 am
RNY on 10/08/13
When I would walk at 300+ lbs, I would wear Asics, Love them. Every day shoes, I wear Danskos or Sanitas.



Michele H.
on 3/13/14 8:37 am - NJ

a friend of mine has a lot of problems with her feet and she swears by Clarks






on 3/13/14 9:06 am
RNY on 12/12/14

Asics Gel Nimbus.  Best work out gym shoe in my opinion.  Especially if you're walking.  This shoe, by far, has the most cusion in it.  Like walking on air.  My friend who is a nurse and on her feet for 12 hours a day says that her feet love her since she switched.

Sparklekitty, Science-Loving Derby Hag
on 3/13/14 9:46 am
RNY on 08/05/19

I have a pair of Orthaheel mary janes that I love to death, I bought them after hurting my back and they're amazingly comfortable! Super cute, too, and they're great for work both with jeans and when I need to be dressy.

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H.A.L.A B.
on 3/13/14 10:01 am, edited 3/13/14 10:02 am

When I was 250... New balance were great. Men size - since I have wide feet.  Even now - samer shoes on BOGO deal is great. I try to change my exercise shoes every 6 months. 

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on 3/13/14 12:37 pm - Seattle
On March 13, 2014 at 2:34 PM Pacific Time, Newstart2014 wrote:

Does anyone have shoe recommedations for supporting 300 lbs? I need a good pair of every day dress shoes and a good pair of workout/walking shoes.

I would say Asics Gel Kayano. Here's an article to support this recommendation. I have them and I can honestly say that the first few days took some getting used to (I don't wear closed toed shoes often), but after a week, I was wearing them everywhere. My back loosened up a bit.


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