So I’m cross posting this from Reddit and just want some more voices.
So, I am looking to buy some shoes, but I’m not sure what to buy.
For information, I am a 5’8" (172.73 cm) male, ~170-172 pounds (77.56 kg). I am a college student who walks a lot, barely any running, but I get a lot of aches and pain. The main source is arch pain (plantar fasciitis). It gets so bad that it’s hard to even get out of bed without it burning like fire. I also get shin splints fairly often because I fast-walk a lot (really, I only fast walk) and I get some ankle pain as well. I also have constant blisters/calluses
I do have bad back/neck pain, but I think that’s mainly due to very poor posture. I’m not sure how influential that is for shoes, but just throwing that out there as well.
I’ve taken some running shoe tests, but that’s not because I’m only looking for running shoes; it’s just to get information on how I walk
I have a low arch, when standing straight, my legs angle in (toes point in), barefoot-like shoes absolutely murder my feet, so I’m pretty confident that I need a lot of support/cushioning, and I have slightly wider feet, so if there’s a 2E size, that would be perfect; otherwise, I can probably do 1/2 size up. I believe I have moderate overpronation.
Any sneaker recommendations? I’ve found the Brooks Transcend 4, Brooks Adrenaline GTS 17, and Asics Kayano 24, but since I don’t really run, I’m not sure if they’d be the best fit.
However, it is to my understanding that running shoes are generally more comfortable than casual shoes, even for just walking long distances. Is this accurate?
I may start running, but not too instense. I maybe walk 10-15 miles per week.