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Donna SL and CArole

Posted by Carmen on 5/17/02 at 15:22 (084342)

Need your input shoe ladies! You two really do your homework on shoes so I needto tap your brains a little.
My husband refuses to go shoe shopping with me anymore until I find a definite shoe that will fit my orthotics (at least I need a list to take with next teim ..:o()
Any suggestions would be super!
Here's my criteria so to speak:
I have semi rigid orthotics that control pronation which I do...but not bad.
I can wear the NB 805 with no problems really...as long as I take a break from them they are good shoes for me.
I need a sandal of some type with a removable foot bed....Tatamis??
and....now here's the clincher....I need an ALL white tennis shoe....or casual shoe...to wear with crop pants, shorts, mini skirts etc...
If you have time I would appreciate any help at all.
I am shoe illiterate.
:o)
I will check back when the kids are napping tomorrow...do toddlers nap??? ;o)
these do.....hee hee

Re: Napless in Louisiana

Rich on 5/17/02 at 16:11 (084352)

Well, Carmen...welcome to the wonderful world of nap time! When I am home with my three year old, I crave nap time! We went shopping today and alas, no nap! I give her about another hour before the crankies set in! LOL

We are going to Biloxi on Father's Day weekend (casino bound!) and I needed some dressy/casual clothes that could be worn with the elusive comfortable shoe! Found the clothes, nix on the shoes!!

I did try on a Skecher sandal with a gel heel....real cute, all white, lug sole....NOT! I looked real hard at some KEDS, but decided I was hurting enough for today. My outfits are capri pants and I'm looking for the same thing as you...will keep you posted!

Richelle

Re: Donna SL and CArole

Carole C in NOLA on 5/17/02 at 17:59 (084365)

Carmen, for your sandal with the removable footbed, go to your Birkenstock store and try your orthotic with something like a Kansas or Nebraska or whatever else they happen to have. Talk to the salespeople there, and see what they come up with. :)

For the all white shoe, there are several choices, and the first that comes to mind is the NB 801. Donna says it's not as good a shoe as the 805, but it's white and with your orthotics it might be all right. Another all white NB is the 810. Moving from athletic to casual, you go to your SAS shoe store and get some Free Times in white. How about the Rockport World Tour in white? Here's what it looks like:

http://www.rockport.com/scripts/cgiip.exe/WService=rkptlatin1/38_product_detail.html?item=WWT12&page1=34_womens_footwear.html&page2=&shoe=104&p1shoe=

Carole C

Re: Napless in Louisiana

Carole C in NOLA on 5/17/02 at 18:05 (084366)

How about a Birkenstock Granada, in white? It comes in white leather and I think it is pretty cute. Here's a link to a picture of them:

http://shop.birkenstock.com/cgi-bin/storeDoor.py?size=67371&select=988141&name=304&line=0&action=name&lMaterial=0&lColor=0&material=0&gender=0&url=bayou&script=productList.py&subcategory=0&category=30

Let's hope the link works! If not you can probably see them at the birkenstockexpress.com site.

Carole C

Re: all white tennis or casual shoes...

Suzanne D on 5/18/02 at 13:20 (084453)

Hi, Carmen! I hope you are enjoying the children and that your feet are cooperating! :-)

I USED to wear white Keds with skirts, jumpers, capris, etc to school. Like you, I really would like to find a shoe which would go with those clothes...

But for now I am wearing my SAS Free Time walking shoes. They DO come in white. Mine are bone, but I am thinking of getting them in white. They have a removable footbed which will accomodate orthotics, or if yours are thin like mine, they might fit on top of the footbed. Mine do. They are deep enough and have a roomy toe box.

I would not call them 'cute', but they are not as big and 'clunky' as an athletic shoe. Maybe you can check them out in a store near you. I don't think you'd like them with a mini skirt, but you might be able to wear them with crop pants.

That's all I would have to suggest in all white shoes. Let me know if you find something!

Suzanne :-)

Re: Carmen

Donna SL on 5/18/02 at 16:12 (084469)

Carmen.

I tried the Rockport world tour Carol suggested in white, and it looks nice in person. They also make the Taconic in all white that really looks cute with crop pants, etc. You would probably need a wide, and also need to size up one full size with orthotics.

http://www.rockport.com/scripts/cgiip.exe/WService=rkptlatin1/38_product_detail.html?item=WW844&page1=34_womens_footwear.html&page2=&shoe=216&p1shoe=

The Ecco receptor light would probably work well with orthotics. I tried it a couple of weeks ago. It has a great fit, and probably the most cushioned, and also the most comfortable upper. It has some style to it too. Ecco runs short. A 41 is a 9-9 1/2 for example, not a 10-10.5 as stated. Try several sizes. SAS also works well with orthotics, and also some Softspots supremes.

Picture of Ecco receptor light

http://shop.zappos.com/n/p?dp=144943&c=15

I still don't recommend the 801 with, or without orthotics. The shoe is really sinky, and does not have a stable base for orthotics. NB makes a cheapie tennis shoe WCT300L that is not bad at all, and is more stable than most of their neutral running shoes. It's just a basic sneaker, but it decent support, and a nice fit, without a lot of bells, and whistles. I don't know how durable it is though. It has very clean lines. Roadrunnner sports has in it leather. I've only seen it in canvas in the NB stores. Also, the 608 cross trainer shoe comes in all white leather, and is stable enough to wear with orthotics. It's a little clunkier looking though, but an easy shoe to find

I would recommend trying the Ecco, or Rockport first. As far as athletic shoes you'll have the best luck finding all white in either shoes made for cross-training or tennis.

Donna

Re: aLL

Carmen on 5/19/02 at 19:07 (084616)

You guys are all awesome! Just what I needed and more!
I am definitely going shoe shopping when the kiddles are gone....ahhh...if they stayed I would never need shoes or anything again...I love them to pieces!
Donna you are right those 801's though very cute...kill me! Going back to the store when I get to Tenn where I bought them. Two days on them I was ok ....after that ? OUCH...

Re: Napless in Louisiana

Rich on 5/17/02 at 16:11 (084352)

Well, Carmen...welcome to the wonderful world of nap time! When I am home with my three year old, I crave nap time! We went shopping today and alas, no nap! I give her about another hour before the crankies set in! LOL

We are going to Biloxi on Father's Day weekend (casino bound!) and I needed some dressy/casual clothes that could be worn with the elusive comfortable shoe! Found the clothes, nix on the shoes!!

I did try on a Skecher sandal with a gel heel....real cute, all white, lug sole....NOT! I looked real hard at some KEDS, but decided I was hurting enough for today. My outfits are capri pants and I'm looking for the same thing as you...will keep you posted!

Richelle

Re: Donna SL and CArole

Carole C in NOLA on 5/17/02 at 17:59 (084365)

Carmen, for your sandal with the removable footbed, go to your Birkenstock store and try your orthotic with something like a Kansas or Nebraska or whatever else they happen to have. Talk to the salespeople there, and see what they come up with. :)

For the all white shoe, there are several choices, and the first that comes to mind is the NB 801. Donna says it's not as good a shoe as the 805, but it's white and with your orthotics it might be all right. Another all white NB is the 810. Moving from athletic to casual, you go to your SAS shoe store and get some Free Times in white. How about the Rockport World Tour in white? Here's what it looks like:

http://www.rockport.com/scripts/cgiip.exe/WService=rkptlatin1/38_product_detail.html?item=WWT12&page1=34_womens_footwear.html&page2=&shoe=104&p1shoe=

Carole C

Re: Napless in Louisiana

Carole C in NOLA on 5/17/02 at 18:05 (084366)

How about a Birkenstock Granada, in white? It comes in white leather and I think it is pretty cute. Here's a link to a picture of them:

http://shop.birkenstock.com/cgi-bin/storeDoor.py?size=67371&select=988141&name=304&line=0&action=name&lMaterial=0&lColor=0&material=0&gender=0&url=bayou&script=productList.py&subcategory=0&category=30

Let's hope the link works! If not you can probably see them at the birkenstockexpress.com site.

Carole C

Re: all white tennis or casual shoes...

Suzanne D on 5/18/02 at 13:20 (084453)

Hi, Carmen! I hope you are enjoying the children and that your feet are cooperating! :-)

I USED to wear white Keds with skirts, jumpers, capris, etc to school. Like you, I really would like to find a shoe which would go with those clothes...

But for now I am wearing my SAS Free Time walking shoes. They DO come in white. Mine are bone, but I am thinking of getting them in white. They have a removable footbed which will accomodate orthotics, or if yours are thin like mine, they might fit on top of the footbed. Mine do. They are deep enough and have a roomy toe box.

I would not call them 'cute', but they are not as big and 'clunky' as an athletic shoe. Maybe you can check them out in a store near you. I don't think you'd like them with a mini skirt, but you might be able to wear them with crop pants.

That's all I would have to suggest in all white shoes. Let me know if you find something!

Suzanne :-)

Re: Carmen

Donna SL on 5/18/02 at 16:12 (084469)

Carmen.

I tried the Rockport world tour Carol suggested in white, and it looks nice in person. They also make the Taconic in all white that really looks cute with crop pants, etc. You would probably need a wide, and also need to size up one full size with orthotics.

http://www.rockport.com/scripts/cgiip.exe/WService=rkptlatin1/38_product_detail.html?item=WW844&page1=34_womens_footwear.html&page2=&shoe=216&p1shoe=

The Ecco receptor light would probably work well with orthotics. I tried it a couple of weeks ago. It has a great fit, and probably the most cushioned, and also the most comfortable upper. It has some style to it too. Ecco runs short. A 41 is a 9-9 1/2 for example, not a 10-10.5 as stated. Try several sizes. SAS also works well with orthotics, and also some Softspots supremes.

Picture of Ecco receptor light

http://shop.zappos.com/n/p?dp=144943&c=15

I still don't recommend the 801 with, or without orthotics. The shoe is really sinky, and does not have a stable base for orthotics. NB makes a cheapie tennis shoe WCT300L that is not bad at all, and is more stable than most of their neutral running shoes. It's just a basic sneaker, but it decent support, and a nice fit, without a lot of bells, and whistles. I don't know how durable it is though. It has very clean lines. Roadrunnner sports has in it leather. I've only seen it in canvas in the NB stores. Also, the 608 cross trainer shoe comes in all white leather, and is stable enough to wear with orthotics. It's a little clunkier looking though, but an easy shoe to find

I would recommend trying the Ecco, or Rockport first. As far as athletic shoes you'll have the best luck finding all white in either shoes made for cross-training or tennis.

Donna

Re: aLL

Carmen on 5/19/02 at 19:07 (084616)

You guys are all awesome! Just what I needed and more!
I am definitely going shoe shopping when the kiddles are gone....ahhh...if they stayed I would never need shoes or anything again...I love them to pieces!
Donna you are right those 801's though very cute...kill me! Going back to the store when I get to Tenn where I bought them. Two days on them I was ok ....after that ? OUCH...