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Finn Comfort shoes

Ladies: has anyone tried Finn Comfort shoes? They are online, but not in the stores, at Nordstrom's. Reviews say they're comfortable. But at $350 a pair, I hate to order them, not have them fit my problem-prone feet, then have to return them and start all over.
My toes are very picky about what can go on top of them. So far: no Mephisto, no Dansko, no New Balance, no Brooks, no Asics and I can't remember all that I tried on. ECCOs aren't stocked except in dressier shoes. I did buy a pair of their Goretex wedge shoes because my toes liked no seams and I figure I can walk several miles in them. But I need real walking shoes. In black or gray to coordinate with the black, gray and red clothes I'm taking.
Thanks for your input.

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I have a pair of Finn Comfort ankle boots (black, suede.) I purchased them to wear on an upcoming RS Germany, Austria, Switzerland tour. They are probably the most beautiful, well made boots I have ever owned. The stitching is perfect, the suede is so soft looking, the sole is more of a very low wedge, and the inside is as beautiful as the outside. They are simple in design and look better with casual clothes. Not that this is an important factor, but people ALWAYS comment on how nice these boots are when I wear them. They have a nice wide toe box so my toes have plenty of room for lots of walking. (I had a pair of ECCO shoes and the toe box was more narrow, thus, I got a corn? between my last two toes from the rubbing as a result of walking about 5-7 miles per day. I know- too much info, right? haha.) As for the comfort and fit- they are not super soft, but more hard and supportive. I have a high arch and the arch support is really good. The "fit" is really good for me, which makes them comfortable, but If you are looking for a soft shoe, these might not be the ones for you. My cousin, who is also going on the same GAS trip, got some Clarke Cloud Walker boots and she loves them. They do have a lot more cushion than the Finn Comforts, but I like the Finn Comforts better. I purchased my boots from Nordstrom (online.) I would suggest you go ahead and order them and you can return them if you do not like the way they feel or fit. The name of the shoe is the MOSTAR BOOTIE.

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I have PF in my feet and I some FInn Sandals that are comfortable and worn on my last year's RS tour. Also have Altra zero drop shoes, wide toe box. They are not very attractive, but they are also comfortable. They came in black or gray.

Try looking on Zappos. I have purchased several shoes from them. They will except returns and postage paid return.

Finn Comfort Gomera - 82562

Finn Comfort Ikebukuro - 2911

Altra Footwear Instinct Everyday (I could not find the ones I had, but similar to these)

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I too have problem feet and can't wear any of those shoes you listed.

In warm weather I live in Finn Comfort sandals that are wonderful -- lots of straps to adjust for a perfect fit and great support.

My closed-toe walking shoes are made by Berkemann. The front half of the shoe is made of a stretch leather, and they have a Velcro strap closure, plus lots of support. They are black, and in the same price range as the Finns, and are worth every penny to me. I get both brands at a specialty "comfort shoe" shop.

Edit: I have worn one pair of Finn sandals on trips to Turkey, Sicily, Germany and Greece over the past few years. They have held up remarkably well (I did replace the insoles once) and they are suitable for most terrains. I can walk for hours in them.

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I have some Finn Comfort shoes that have lasted for years! On a pair that I wore barefoot, I was able to take the insole out and wash it; smelled so much nicer! They are sturdy and extremely comfortable so if they work for you they are well worth the money.

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They are available at a local Birkenstock store; have you tried someplace like that? I see that you are from Phoenix; there used to be a store in Tempe (The Shoe Mill if I remember correctly) that might carry them.

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I tried on a pair of the Ikebukuro black sneaker style with taupe laces and they were not only absolutely adorable, they were extremely comfy. Store didn't have my size and frankly, I was hesitant to spend $365 on sneakers--despite having a terrible addiction to Fluevogs. So I started looking on eBay and within a week found a brand-new pair for $60--they're so wonderfully comfortable that spending $365 would be justified, especially since you can replace the insoles. They were all-day, long-walking comfy immediately and they are going on my next trip to Europe. Zappos has them in several colors, and with free shipping and returns, why not try a pair? I found them true to size but you might size up depending on the socks you'll wear.

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Thank you all for your input. I bit the bullet, spent the $$$ and ordered Sarnia in black. Also ordered a pair of Alegria lace shoes in a cute gray pattern that doesn't have toe seams. One will be returned, hopefully one will fit. I'll let you know the results.

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Here's the verdict: Finn Comfort runs too wide for my feet so I am returning them. They are very well made but if they don't fit that doesn't matter. I also ordered Alegria Essence from Nordstrom. They are online only, not stocked in the stores. Right out of the box my feet love them. Wide toe box and narrower heal. I'm returning the ECCO dress(ier) shoes I bought since the heel is wide and ordering Alegria Paloma mary janes. I want a dressier shoe I can walk in. Two pairs of shoes and my Fitflops should allow me to rotate shoes and keep my feet happy.

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My name is Dave. I'm married, now live in Holland. My wife is suffering from swelling of the legs, so the selection of right shoes is also a problem. For travel for my lonley I buy open sandals.These were the last https://inna24.com/

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Glad you found a shoe that works, and even better that they are much less costly than Finns. I looked at both styles and may consider the Paloma myself, lots of colors and definitely a style you can dress up or down as needed. Now, get them broken in so you're ready to go!

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I bought a pair of Finn Comfort shoes years ago. I was working in the ICU and on my feet moving for 12 hours a day. I paid about $265 for the shoes (keep in mind that this was greater than 10 years ago). They lasted me 5 years and were the most comfortable shoe I have ever owned. Highly recommend this brand. Average cost $53 a year...a bargin!

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Horsewoofie, do the Alegria Essence provide good arch support? Do they hold up as good walking shoes? I love the look of them and would really like to buy them for my upcoming trip to Spain. But it is a bit of a hassle for me to order them from the US, so don't want to have additional hassle to return them if they are flat inside.