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shoes with springs??

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by Bisi, May 24, 2012.

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  1. Bisi

    Bisi TS Member

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    Has anybody tried those shoes with what looks like valve springs in the heel of the shoe? The latest NRA magazine has an ad for shoes with springs.

    Concrete floors are killing me. Getting old I know. I can't walk into a big box store for more than 5 minutes without having leg, heel pain.

    Just wondering if anybody had tried any?
     
  2. motordoctor

    motordoctor Shoji Tabuchi in Branson

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    do you need steel toe work shoes or regular. the work shoes that i had are florshimke i think. got them from great lakes high test shoes in akron ohio., they were the best. or try sorbathhane inserts. motordoc
     
  3. eperry

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    There is a brand called "Spira", not sure if that is what you are referring to. I have 2 pair not sure if I find they help. I have arthritis and plantar fascia problems and am constantly looking for shoes too. There are various online shoe stores, Footsmart is one that has a lot of foot gear for people with foot issues. I found insoles seem to help the best. Google comfort shoes and you can surf some of these stores that cater to foot problems.
     
  4. Rick Barker

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    Bisi,

    If you take the leap (sorry) and buy some, let us know how they work.

    You peaked my interest and I see there are several brands out there.

    Will try them on myself if I can find some in a brick and motar.
     
  5. Barkingspider21

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    Wolverine Dura-shocks are the way to go.
    Woody
     
  6. Bisi

    Bisi TS Member

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    I can walk around outside in the grass for hours on end. 5 to 10 minutes in a Home Depot and my legs are killing me.

    The shoes in the NRA magazine are "Gravity Defyer". They have an illustration where it looks like there are a couple of valve springs built in the heel.

    Rick I'm like you I'ld like to find a local brick an mortar and try em out.

    Maybe I should try and customize a pair of my own shoes, LOL. I've got valve springs out in the barn from a 65 Mustang - 289 hi po motor and some from a 390 truck motor. I weigh 200lbs any suggestions on which springs to use? LOL

    Right now if I know I'm going to be on concrete for any time I wear golf shoes that have the plastic/rubber spyder spikes. They help but the spikes don't seem to last long.
     
  7. Rick Barker

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    I remember there was a kids toy, where you strapped a setup like roller skates to you shoes, but there was 2 steelplates with springs sandwiched between them and you would hop around on them.


    From what I remember they did not work that well either.
     
  8. willyklouda

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    I have a pair of these They re made by a company called Gravity defyer

    http://gravitydefyer.com/Home?search=orbit

    They are actually very comfortable and nice to walk in. I don't really get the logo being a sperm? but I got a pair for free so I can deal with it.
     
  9. mixer

    mixer Well-Known Member

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    You might need nothing more than a good set of arch supports. Had the same issue and got a set of the Dr.Scholls custom fit orthotic inserts from their do it your self machine. Best $50 I ever spent for foot relief.

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