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Offline Jordonf9

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Re: Adidas
« Reply #15 on: March 13, 2019, 01:47:12 pm »
I look at those nowadays and think, ouch, no midsole, no comfort for my feet. I can put up with my Chuck 70s for most of a day without hurting too much. That's with upgraded insoles.

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« Reply #16 on: March 13, 2019, 02:09:20 pm »
^ this is why I almost only wear boots now.

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« Reply #17 on: March 13, 2019, 03:29:08 pm »
^ me too...and I find it puzzling as I used to find sneakers more comfortable than heavy and sturdy boots. Do you think this may be a result of age and older, weaker feet (I’m 55) or is it due to the fact that these very high quality boots offer superior comfort, posture and support than any sneaker out there?
My feet will feel more sore after a long day in sneakers than a similar day in Wesco/White’s/Viberg boots.
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Re: Adidas
« Reply #18 on: March 13, 2019, 04:02:28 pm »
I think the reason boots are more comfortable is that the heels pitch your weight forward towards your toes. A folk remedy for plantar fasciitis in the South is "prescribing" cowboy boots for this very reason. Sometimes a boot can feel harsh, particularly on the heel, at first, but I find that well-made boots ultimately win when it comes to comfort over extended periods of time, even if the footbed is hard, so long as it is flexible.

As for sneakers, while I love my Pureboost Go Adidas, sometimes I find excessively cushioned sneakers to be comfortable at first, but in the end more taxing than simple vulcanized sneakers or boots. Kind of like how thick carpets at trade shows when you're on your feet all day sound good in theory, but actually require more effort and tire your feet and legs out more. I think the boost technology somehow hits the right balance of cushioning and comfort.
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Re: Adidas
« Reply #19 on: March 13, 2019, 05:15:50 pm »
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I am wearing boost today. After being on my feet all day in steel toe caps I find these to be like a cuddle for my feet!!


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Re: Adidas
« Reply #20 on: March 14, 2019, 06:47:16 pm »
@neph93 I do love my boots when needed. I can't see them as comfy as my sneakers ever. Heavier, not as breathable, thicker soles and uppers. I love my boots, but slipping these on is pile wearing slippers with stability and support.

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Re: Adidas
« Reply #21 on: March 14, 2019, 08:17:59 pm »
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Re: Adidas
« Reply #22 on: March 14, 2019, 09:07:28 pm »
New laces look sweet @Jordonf9

After wearing sneakers (first Adidas, then assorted skater brands like Etnies, and then Adidas again) since my twenties, if you’d told me I’d consider boots more comfortable now I wouldn’t have believed you. The high street label boots I had for winter after moving to Norway (Ecco, Dr. Martens etc) are don’t count.

But after my first pair of high end bench made boots that I picked up here on the marketplace (the IHxViberg Smokejumpers) I had a revelation. As @mclaincausey  states, the support both under the foot and at the ankle, the raised heels, the solidity of the leather around the foot and the comfort in terms of temperature are unbeatable. The Wesco Engineers I now favour are the same and in many ways better.

Bare in mind I’m only talking about Adidas Originals of the old school, not Boost etc which I guess is built for maximum comfort.

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Re: Adidas
« Reply #23 on: March 14, 2019, 09:49:59 pm »
I think if I lived somewhere like you do I would be a boots only guy too. Don’t reckon boost’s would be a lot of good in the artic!!




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Re: Adidas
« Reply #24 on: March 14, 2019, 09:54:58 pm »
I think if I lived somewhere like you do I would be a boots only guy too. Don’t reckon boost’s would be a lot of good in the arctic

You’re absolutely correct there. Doesn’t stop every other 16 old wearing them or Chucks to school in lethal ice, snow, slush or flash flooding. Morons.

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Re: Adidas
« Reply #25 on: March 14, 2019, 11:57:50 pm »
Sounds like an old man rant, right there ;)
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« Reply #26 on: March 15, 2019, 05:13:40 am »
Sounds like an old man rant, right there ;)
For sure

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