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SAS - San Antonio Shoes
101 New Laredo Hwy, San Antonio, TX 78211
1-877-782-7463
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SAS Free Times, extra-wide. These shoes are *great*. Sturdy construction, firm soles (neither tennis shoes nor hard soles), plenty of room to wiggle my toes. As a bonus, they look nice enough that I can wear them with slacks to work.

First, a wide toe-box. However, I have unusually wide feet. The nice thing about SAS walking shoe is that they are available in a variety of widths (S, N, M, W, WW).

Second, good sturdy construction. Third, firm soles. Some give, so I don't get jarred too much on pavement, but not a soft mushy athletic shoe, either. These seem to be the most comfortable to walk on.
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I wear the SAS Brand walking shoe. I have been very satisfied with one exception. The "D" rings keep loosening and then the shoes do not stay tied. I was told by a SAS representative at the Austin Conference that they knew about the problem and had fixed it. They then gave me a new pair on the spot. I have had that pair since that convention and I have warn them on every walk since (I have replaced the insoles several times) BUT the shoes still come untied frequently. When I wear canvas tennis shoes they will last the whole day without coming untied. This problem also affects the looks of the shoe too, but they are very comfortable.
What do you look for in walking shoes? Comfort on long walks and ability to last.
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I wear SAS Fitness Shoes, which I buy for less than retail at the San Antono SAS Factory in south San Antonio. I recently paid $58 for "seconds" which are indistinguishable from "first."
2. I look for walking shoes that are comfortable on long walks, and which can double as everyday shoes. SAS Fitness Shoes meet these criteria.
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SAS Walking Shoes, Rockport ProWalkers
#1 A sealed sole. - I've tried the layered type which tend to be more springy, but they deteriorate quickly when walking through soggy grassy areas... I'm told that the moisture breaks down the glue making less than ideal for walking in these parts (Maryland).
#2 Fit/Comfort - If it doesn't feel right, I don't buy it.
#3 Lightweight - I tend to wear the shoe all day, not only for the event.
After a long walk, I *HATE* a heavy shoe.
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I've got one pair of SAS that I use in most of the city and good-terrain walks. Bought in 92. I've got a pair of Rebock mid-tops that I use for state-park and similar walks. Bought in 95. I've a pair of ?? yellow-brown leather work-boots I use for river-walks and when it is really rainy. Bought in 61.
2. What do you look for in walking shoes?
1. Durability
2. Comfort
3. Don't get my feet wet when it is watery or snowy or highly foggy and constant misty.
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1. I wear SAS shoes.
2. I look for comfort, durability and price.
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Usually SAS Time Out, Also Rockport.
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SAS shoes...
2. What do you look for in walking shoes?
leather upper
comfort
appearance...
these are the only shoes I wear... 365 days a year I now have about 7 pair in various colors and stages of wear... and they don't require breaking in... they are good for a 10K right out of the box...
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SAS Freetime--
Decided to try after they had helped us with a walk--was told I had been wearing my previous shoes (Naturalizer) too short--could really tell the difference. Bought a black pair to wear traipsing around New York City last Christmas week--Had black coat and purse, so decided the white ones would look a little strange
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I like the SAS shoes for a flat 10k street walk or 10-30k woods walk. These are light weight and come in a wide width. I take a double wide shoe to accommodate a bunion.
And the Asics (thicker rubber sole) for 20k or more on concrete or asphalt because it's more shock absorbant.
And Vasque (light weight) for a tough woods walk.
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1. Vasque hiking boots for tough trails, Etonic Trans Walkers for moderate trails and SAS shoes for easy trails.
2. I look for shoes that are very light weight, good flexibility and plenty of room for the front part of the foot, i.e., the toes.
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Nike Air Pegagus, SAS and Rockport
2. What do you look for in walking shoes? Good Heel and "Spring"
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SAS Hill Country walkers. My only complaint about them is the smooth soles -- sometimes a disadvantage on rugged surfaces.
I look for comfort, arch and ankle support, reasonably rugged construction.
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1. SAS
2. Quality/Durability/Price
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I really love my SAS shoes- I can't recall the name of the style I also have a low-cut hiker I use on more rugged forest trails. Also have a pair of waterproof duck boots for slog-bog walks...These are specific to moderate to extreme trail conditions, and are not my normal walks...
I look most for comfort. Wearability and traction is important also. A low price is nice, but I will pay some for comfort. I have been burned plenty by cheap shoes!
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Rockport

I wear Rockport Pro-Walkers. Although I am easy on shoes, I still want comfort and durability, and the Pro-Walkers seem to give me those qualities.
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Reebok DMX walking shoe - roads and packed trails Rockport hikers - trails First of all a "walking shoe" good support controlled shock on impact, light weight
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SAS Walking Shoes, Rockport ProWalkers #1 A sealed sole. - I've tried the layered type which tend to be more springy, but they deteriorate quickly when walking through soggy grassy areas... I'm told that the moisture breaks down the glue making less than ideal for walking in these parts (Maryland). #2 Fit/Comfort - If it doesn't feel right, I don't buy it. #3 Lightweight - I tend to wear the shoe all day, not only for the event. After a long walk, I *HATE* a heavy shoe. ----------------------
Usually SAS Time Out, Also Rockport.
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Nike Air Pegagus, SAS and Rockport
2. What do you look for in walking shoes? Good Heel and "Spring"
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I love Rockport shoes, and the main thing I look for in a shoe is comfort!
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I like Rockports and am on my second pair. Not Prowalkers as they seem stiff to me. I bought a pair of Mephistos, but they seem stiff. Maybe I bought the wrong size as I quickly gave them up and went back to Rockports!
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1. It depends on the expected terrain. Generally rotate between 3 types: NewBalance Postal Walkers, Rockport Prowalkers, or Merril air cushion high tops Taos.
2. Am generally looking for lots of cushioning for a developing heel spur.
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Rockport prowalkers (1) durability, support (2)
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asics running shoes
Rockport dress shoes...really, one mile or more per day 3.6 mph
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