Comfortable shoes are shoes distinguished by the ease of wear and comfort provided to the wearer. Comfortable shoes are designed and manufactured using specific technologies to ensure comfort over long duration of use. Many comfortable shoes have removeable insoles to allow the wearer adjustablility in fit and room for inserting orthotics.
Cushioned shoes, or neutral cushioning shoes, are shoes designed for runners with normal to high arches who tend to underpronate. Cushioning shoes generally have a padded midsole with layers of extra cushioning in the heel and forefoot that provide better energy return to the body when compressed while helping absorb heel shock and encouraging a more natural foot motion.
Trotters Jamie Disappointed in fit and quality
March 18, 2013
Reviewer: Kathy from Southern Florida
I was looking for a low heeled closed toe shoe that I could wear with slacks that was comfortable but not clunky looking. When the shoes arrived, I thought these fit the bill. They seemed tight at first. I almost sent them back for a larger size. I'm glad I didn't as they quickly stretched and would flop off my heel. I clumped when I walked to the point where my husband was making jokes about the noise. The elastic straps were not firm enough to keep them in place. I'd never dance in them. The leather started wrinkling badly across the toes. Then the heel cap fell off one of the shoes. I've super-glued it back on this time but now the leather is frayed now around the cap. I don't know if the heel cap will stay on and it looks like the soles are going to wear through soon. I don't wear these for walking and they aren't exposed to salt or snow here in Florida. I just wear them mostly in my office and might stop at the grocery on the way home. They haven't been abused. I remember buying Old Maine Trotters years ago and the quality was good. Wonder where these are made now? I just bought these in November and it's early March now. I have shoes I have been wearing for 10 years that are in better shape. Maybe shoes were better made back then.
Wears this shoe: To work with slacks
Orthofeet 861 comfort
March 14, 2013
Reviewer: kat from Brookings, OR
I have high arches so was looking for a shoe that had good arch support. These are to be worn while traveling and walking on cobblestones. That is a true test. Have been wearing these shoes every day and they are very comfortable and not at all "ortho" looking.
Wears this shoe: everywhere
Klogs Prairie Comfy
March 11, 2013
Reviewer: Sue from Newington, c
Was able to wear without any break in time. Real comfort and support.
Wears this shoe: Work and home
Propet Vista Walker Strap comfort at last
February 25, 2013
Reviewer: Dee from Lakewood, NJ
Good support, very comfortable, excellent quality. Been looking for a comfortable shoe for a long time. Very happy.
Wears this shoe: work
Orthofeet 950 very comfy shoes
February 23, 2013
Reviewer: Ann from Fort Myers, FL
I bought these because of heel pain that made it almost impossible for me to walk. By the time I wore these for a full day, I was able to take the dog for a 1 1/2 mile walk. I still have pain and limp, but the shoes make it possible to walk. I highly recommend them. I use these with no socks in Florida, so I ordered my normal size 8 1/2 wide and they fit fine. If I wanted to wear socks with them at my home farther north, I would definitely need a 9 wide.
Wears this shoe: every day most of the day