Birks all the way unless my toes get cold then I have a really nice pair of wool felt slippers with footbeds just like birks. You see, I had plantar fasciitis so walking barefoot for any length of time is not advisable.
@moonhat@stolicat I find them incredibly comfortable, they last a long time, have decent padding between your foot and the ground… They seem to go on sale fairly frequently on different sites which brings down their price to something reasonable, and they don’t seem to only make a model for a couple of months so it is possible to get a second pair later…
@Kidsandliz@moonhat I have plantar fasciitis, which other brands can cause to inflame unless I spend a lot of time finding proper inserts for - Merrells, across the board, have the only arch construction I can wear with no modification and for my feet are extremely comfortable. They’re a bit more $, but worth it - extremely well made and last a long time, and have a wide line of styles. And as K&L mentions, they maintain their model line so you can often buy the same shoe 3 years later.
Hey Croc people! Are they really that comfy? Lately I’ve been thinking maybe I should try them. Do they help your back too?
Until recent years, I never wore shoes in the house but since I removed the carpet and work at home, mostly on my feet, I wear sneakers all the time.
@callow I used to go barefoot or wear slippers in the house and developed plantar fasciitis. Crocs fixed it. I can’t speak to back problems. Some Crocs are more comfortable than others. I recommend the Bistro style. But the fuzzy ones are great too.
@callow I love Crocs, but different styles work for different people. I like Crocband types but some people find them either too wide or not soft enough. There’s a new version called LiteRide that is super soft and squishy, but I find that they get uncomfortable after an hour or so, though I don’t know exactly why. All of them are very non-slip on wood and tile floors.
can’t swear either way about ‘Crocs’ since I use cheap knockoffs, but I keep one pair at each exit for slipping on when I run up to check the mail, get the paper, take scraps to the chicken pen etc.
There are times when I am in my chair and I find I am wearing at least one cat as foot covering. Otherwise inside I prefer barefoot, socks, sandals, sneakers. Well unless I am at work and then I prefer the Merrell shoes posted up higher in this thread. They are very comfortable, look fine with suits (well with pants, not a skirt - I don’t do skirts as I can’t stand the women’s shoes you have to wear with them or nylons).