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u/etrangent · 5 pointsr/AskRetail

hoy boy as someone with mild/moderate foot issues and a history of working in a shoe store do i have some advice for you

a lot of pain can come from how your feet are positioned, especially if it reaches up into your joints. do you pronate or supinate, for instance? do you have flat feet or higher arches? any of those can really do a number on your feet and joints. usually pronators get running shoes that have extra support, whereas supination (unless severe) and arch issues are usually corrected with insoles.

i have high arches and wide feet myself, which puts extra pressure onto the balls of my feet and my heels. ive found that the winning combination for me is a shoe with a lot of cushion, a larger toe box, and extra support. at the moment im wearing a pair of dr martens to work daily, and i have these particular insoles on top, not replacing the original insole.

asics makes really nice shoes, as does mizuno. they make special shoes for pronators and for shin splint issues as well. back when i worked food service, i would wear SFC (shoes for crews) because i got a discount through my employer. never paid more than $50 for a pair and they were non slip. they always wore out within a few months though. nowadays, i wear my docs or a pair of vans (although the former is more comfortable)

i also suggest some good compression socks. i wear these from sockwell. one of the reasons your feet hurt at work is due to blood pooling in your feet, and this helps to circulate that blood. it seems a bit pricey up front (i bought maybe 2 pairs per paycheck until i had enough) but they will last forever. don't even really need special washing/drying.

during the breaks you do get, you should prop your feet up on something. this helps blood travel back up your legs and reduces swelling. you can also stack insoles (i used to wear a pair of full length gel insoles with my arch insoles) if it doesn't make your shoe too tight. you should also check to see how much orthotics would cost – it might be helpful to some degree. otherwise full length gel insoles are fantastic. i would avoid the ones advertised as "massaging" however – they have these hard plastic beads where your feet go. it feels a bit like stepping on rocks.

i know this was long but i hope it was somewhat helpful!!

u/EricKei · 2 pointsr/AskRetail

Just for illustrative purposes:

Banker Boxes: -- As long as you keep them somewhere dry and safe, they basically last forever, and they're quite tough for reinforced cardboard. The material is similar to what you'd see in a heavy-duty moving box suitable for packing a bunch of heavy books. Hell, they make great moving boxes, too ;)

Pouches: Something like one of these. Need to have pre-punched holes. No need for an actual zipper, but they should have some method of closing them, such as a ziploc-type closure:

Note - you do NOT want "laminating" pouches, just storage pouches. Shop around for the best deals, as with anything else.

u/predthepenguin · 1 pointr/AskRetail

I think a good way to go about it is go to your local shoe store or wherever you buy shoes and try on different brands of walking shoes. Should be relatively easy to find one in the exact style and color you want.

I have flat feet as well and usually arch support is the most important feature in a shoe that I will be wearing and standing/walking with for more than a few hours.

This is the pair I wear at work standing for up to 8 hours. The non-slip and oil resistant sole is also a useful feature IMO.

You might also want to consider shoe inserts, but I don't have any experience with those.

Depending on how serious your condition is, especially if there is considerable pain from standing or walking for long periods of time you might even want to see a podiatrist or other professional. Hope this helped!

u/bananaclaws · 2 pointsr/AskRetail

Could she get by with two of these instead of a full hand glove if the concern is just the receipt? Honestly though, I doubt she touches the receipt long enough for it to really be an issue.

u/cIumsythumbs · 5 pointsr/AskRetail

The strong magnet type. Uses these.

Pros: Won't poke holes in clothes, easily removed, will break away if caught on something (not kill you).

Cons:Can't use it if you have a pacemaker.

Seriously, the magnet-backed ones are best. Any pin-type could be converted to a magnet.