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I have very flat feet and a bit overweight, a bad combination. I can't find any shoes much less boots that can relieve the pain. I can do 8 hours but I've been doing 10 and 12 hours 6 and 7 seven days a week for a few years. I've bought redwings and wolverines with no luck. I've beaten the hell out of those 50 dollar dr scholl inserts.
I hope someone hear know of some miracle device. I may have to get out of the trade if I can't get any relief.
 

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I have very flat feet and a bit overweight, a bad combination. I can't find any shoes much less boots that can relieve the pain. I can do 8 hours but I've been doing 10 and 12 hours 6 and 7 seven days a week for a few years. I've bought redwings and wolverines with no luck. I've beaten the hell out of those 50 dollar dr scholl inserts. I hope someone hear know of some miracle device. I may have to get out of the trade if I can't get any relief.
I have Dr Scholl shoes with the built in gell. Great for walking.
But if your feet are bad and you must wear boots, see about custom inserts.
My wife uses a guy who owns a Berkenstock store. As a service he makes and inserts custom inserts. He charges about $100 per pair of shoes with a life time guarantee. She can even wear heels again.
 

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News years eve day I could hardly walk. Went to a foot doc.

He sells me a $65 pair of inserts (that you can't buy in a store) to hold me over.

$400 and he sticks me in a chair and does a laser scan of my feet. Tells me to come back in 3 to 4 weeks for my custom inserts.

I wear them 24/7. Wife says you don't wear shoes in the house. I say take I hike, I do now. Wear 24/7 with the custom inserts.

What is it April? Tales a long time January, February, March, and now April.

I can now walk in my bare feet. I don't, but if there was a fire in my place I could get out now and 3 months ago I wouldn't have been able to.

Go to a foot doc. Pay the money for custom inserts, wear em 24/7. You will be good to go.

One thing I noticed... it was my right foot. With the inserts I noticed right away pressure on my foot, stopping it from moving, as I pressed on the gas pedal. Cool.
 

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A thing with inserts, even the custom ones. They are flat on the bottom. Flat.

Did I say Flat on the bottom? Take the old inserts out of your boots. Then you have a flat bottom that matches the flat bottom of the hopefully custom inserts. Works a treat.

Can't really work any other way can it? Even the store bought ones have to have a starting place and if the the old boot is already trying to thow an arch in there it's gonna screw things up. Pull the old inserts out (all shoes have factory inserts) !.
 

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I have very flat feet and a bit overweight, a bad combination. I can't find any shoes much less boots that can relieve the pain. I can do 8 hours but I've been doing 10 and 12 hours 6 and 7 seven days a week for a few years. I've bought redwings and wolverines with no luck. I've beaten the hell out of those 50 dollar dr scholl inserts.
I hope someone hear know of some miracle device. I may have to get out of the trade if I can't get any relief.
Good boots are half the battle, you must get the best socks for your Paws too.
 

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I got the ones from Wal Mart. You stand on the pads and it checks your feet for pressure points. I thing they were about $50 but they seem to work well.
 

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I have very flat feet and a bit overweight, a bad combination. I can't find any shoes much less boots that can relieve the pain. I can do 8 hours but I've been doing 10 and 12 hours 6 and 7 seven days a week for a few years. I've bought redwings and wolverines with no luck. I've beaten the hell out of those 50 dollar dr scholl inserts.
I hope someone hear know of some miracle device. I may have to get out of the trade if I can't get any relief.
I had terrible foot pain to the point of limping and tried everything. I finally discovered if I quit drinking soda and watched my sugar intake all the pain would go away in a couple days. The super sized sodas were the worst, and the hardest to give up. My doctor told me the sugar was settling in my feet. Don't laugh till you try it.
 

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This works for me; Blundstone safety boots + custom orthotics. If I have foot pain after a long day( I keep two bags of peas in the freezer for this purpose) step on them until the cold is unbearable also keep a couple of golf balls under the bed, before I get out of the bed roll them under my feet for am minute.
 

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I have thrown thousands of dollars at work boots and my feet the past few years, and finally have a good solution. Danner composite toe hiking boots, that as soon as I'm done working they come off and I rock either barefoot or sandals. Walking barefoot and sandals for the past few years has strengthened my feet and ankles up somehow, and ultra lightweight boots work for me. Letting my feet breathe, dry out, and drop the swelling down has done worlds of difference. I also only wear wool socks, year round (except with my sandals. Not quite to full Birkenstocks :laughing:)
 

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No one likes to hear this, all of your weight is on your feet, then you lift and carry tools and materials adding even more weight for your feet to carry. You probably need to drop the excess pounds (and I say this as one that needs to lose it also, my doctor blames my back pain on my weight even though x-rays have shown I have arthritis in my hips).
 

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If you can get away with wearing these I suggest you try them. I am fully flat footed, over pronate and have wide feet.

With these the only time my feet hurt is when working in a genie lift. This includes 10-12 hours on and off a ladder.

They hold up fairly well to hard work not like a pair of good work boots though.

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