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matthewsmom1
05-29-2006, 08:43 PM
I just bought a pair and they seem VERY VERY comfy. Anyone wear these in the parks???

nem75
05-29-2006, 08:54 PM
yes, my hubby and I love them! we are on our second pair. I think they are softer and more comfortable than the crocs.
Happy walking!

Poohnatic
05-29-2006, 10:23 PM
Yes, I figured I'd spend half to see if they were as comfy as everyone said.

They are softer than the Crocs, but I like the 'nubbly stuff' in the Crocs better. I rotate through the two for work, depending on which match my pants.

I've worn them at Busch and Sea World and they're a Godsend for plantar faciitis!

Suzanne

alicenwonder99
05-30-2006, 08:07 AM
yes, my hubby and I love them! we are on our second pair. I think they are softer and more comfortable than the crocs.
Happy walking!

How much are they at Payless?

Another question: do your feet sweat in them alot at the parks? I would think walking 8+ hours in the heat would make it uncomfortably sweaty because of the material they are made out of.

philaround
05-30-2006, 08:13 AM
I bought a pair of men's black payless sandels for our 4/29-5/8 trip. I wore them every day, even sometimes in the pool. They were great. My feet have never been so comfortable, cool, and dry at WDW before. I'm a believer.

lynlam
05-30-2006, 08:19 AM
Yep! Love them. Took two pair on our spring break trip. wore them every day except the one day I decided to wear my Croc Niles...that was a mistake. Sore feet and blisters insued. I never had a problem with my Airwalks, tho. No, my feet didn't sweat, as the air moves through them so well while you are walking.
Can't say enough about these shoes!

Subrbnmommy
05-30-2006, 08:43 AM
I have a question concerning Crocs. Do you wear socks with them? Is it ok without socks (I try to avoid socks as much as I can). Do your feet sweat a lot?

Thanks!!

hallie615
05-30-2006, 09:25 AM
I finally gave in and bought a pair of the real crocs last night 29.99 at Dicks Sporting Goods. I hope they will be ok, I feel as if my toenails sometimes hit the front of the shoe :confused3 . Oh well I guess I'll just have to get a pedicure. :rotfl:

Priorityonecb
05-30-2006, 10:13 AM
To have a true proper fit, your toe (or nails!) should not touch the front of the shoe at all. You may want to try the next size up.

Airwalks are about $12.99 at Payless. We all have several pairs, they are packed for our trip tomorrow!

I do prefer to wear mine with ankle length socks. I bought those cool max socks at Dick's, 3 pairs for $9 and they really do the trick!

Ms.Mouse
05-30-2006, 06:27 PM
I have to agree with Poohnatic I also have heel spurs/plantar fasciitis :sad1: ...I am also a nurse...always on my feet!!!!!!! Well, I have not only the Airwalk sandals BUT the Airwalk clogs in just about every color they come in....for home and for work (I even got the patriotic ones for the holiday (plus one of my jobs is in a Vet's Home))(Well, I need the shoes to match my uniforms... RIGHT??? AND that's the only reason why I can stand/walk 8-10 hours every day and walk through WDW day in and day out while on vacation!!!
I didn't find the crocs as comfy and certainly, the cheaper ones at Wal-Mart will KILL YOUR FEET!!! My podiatrist did convince me to try a pair of Medical Crocs (apparently you can only purchase them from a physician's office) at $44!!!!! and they are only slightly more comfortable than the Airwalks ($12.99).... I'll stick with the Airwalks, thank you :thumbsup2 :thumbsup2

Also, I do at times wear the shoes without sox BUT they are more comfy with sox.

I do have a ????? though..... One day, while driving with my heat on... I smelled this horrible burning smell and found it was my Airwalk clogs!!!!!!!! The smell was horrible but they weren't melted (AND THE HEAT WASN'T ON BLASTING.... JUST TO MAKE THE CAR COMFY ON A COLD DAY!!!!) Anyone have something similiar happen??????

DebbieTN
06-07-2006, 07:51 PM
I finally gave in and bought a pair of the real crocs last night 29.99 at Dicks Sporting Goods. I hope they will be ok, I feel as if my toenails sometimes hit the front of the shoe :confused3 . Oh well I guess I'll just have to get a pedicure. :rotfl:

Try this trick that I learned from this board. Look at the strap. Mine in was about a half inch in from the back and it was pushing my foot forward and making my toes touch the front. Someone said to carefully stretch the strap, but don't pull on the rivets, until the strap is closer to the back of the footbed. It really worked. Now my toes are a half inch from the front.

keishashadow
06-08-2006, 08:29 AM
Try this trick that I learned from this board. Look at the strap. Mine in was about a half inch in from the back and it was pushing my foot forward and making my toes touch the front. Someone said to carefully stretch the strap, but don't pull on the rivets, until the strap is closer to the back of the footbed. It really worked. Now my toes are a half inch from the front.
Or throw them in the dryer w/a towel for a few minutes to stretch them out.

TruBlu
06-08-2006, 02:30 PM
DH and I just bought two pair at Payless at lunch today. Their shoes are buy one get one half price!!!! ( Mine were $14.99, so I got them for $7.50!!!) :cool1: :cool1: :cool1:

keishashadow
06-08-2006, 03:00 PM
Got the same deal (buy 1 pr, 1 pr 1/2 off Plus AAA 10% discount!).

they had a version similiar to the athens flip flops, seem more comfy than the athens did...part in-between toes not as thick & very cushy.

the moc-crocs don't seem to be made of the same material as the crocs are but, not as nubby on soles & seem comfy.

Certainly a lot cheaper than what I've been paying.

famofsix
06-08-2006, 06:11 PM
:Pinkbounc DD10 has not worn anything else since we got back from WDW in April 2006 if that indicates how comfy they are! She says they are like walking on air. She started a trend and now all DD10 friends boys and girls are running to Payless for their airwalks! :stitch: She bought them in black and she does wear micro fiber little socks with them because they do seem to get hot. She did fine at WDW and it was quiet hot when we went and the socks seemed to help out with sweating. :thumbsup2

Dopey's twin Dippy
06-09-2006, 03:40 PM
i also have problems with my heels, so the ones at payless are good? and are they the airwalk ones or where do you get the airwalks?? thanks, cause i usually wear my sneakers w/socks. ha ha . but have wanted to try theses.

keishashadow
06-09-2006, 03:43 PM
i also have problems with my heels, so the ones at payless are good? and are they the airwalk ones or where do you get the airwalks?? thanks, cause i usually wear my sneakers w/socks. ha ha . but have wanted to try theses.
The airwalks are @ payless.

Haven't tried out the cayman/beach knock-off yet but, wore the flip flops to work concession stand last night @ baseball game. Stood several hours on concrete, running back & forth, feet feel fine today.

DisDee
06-09-2006, 08:02 PM
I wore my hot pink Payless Airwalks at WDW last week. They are very comfy for wearing around the resort and I also wore them while at BB. They were great for the lazy river and even on that huge family tube slide. It was nice to have them as I walked around BB since my feet don't do so well on asphalt and concrete. I think I should have gone up one size as the strap is tight when I use it. I have to wear sneakers for a long day at the parks because I have arthritis in my knees, and need a stable shoe. I saw a lot of Crocs and the knock-offs. It seems to be the new foot fashion statement craze.

snickerpoo
06-09-2006, 08:51 PM
Got the airwalks at payless today. I love them. I am just sad I couldn't get the white ones. Mine are hot pink and orange!! Oh well still love them! :banana:

digskat
06-11-2006, 12:24 AM
I have a pair of the Airwalk men's sandals, and they are the most comfortable things I have ever worn.

keishashadow
06-11-2006, 08:39 AM
As an update - tried the airwalk moc-beach/cayman throughout the day yesterday; was expecting the same great results as the moc-athen flip flops.

Sorry to report that they don't feel anything at all like Crocs do after several hours. I had the same pain in my feet that I'd experience when wearing dress shoes...especially this a.m. Disappointing, did like how the foot bed didn't have such pronounced numbs on them. Guess I'll relegate them to slipper status.

They may be suitable for normal wear but, if you have medical issues w/your feet; I'd stick to the real thing.

english rose 47
06-11-2006, 07:22 PM
I too bought airwalkers from Payless for $14.99 and 2nd pair at half off, I love them rest of family thinks they are ugly. We'll see when my feet are comfy and theirs hurt!I do plan on taking other shoes and sneakers though just for variety but think I'll have my crocs acessible at all times. I too heard that Payless' s are better than crocs.

digskat
06-11-2006, 09:04 PM
I have fallen arches, get heel spurs, and have had 2 knee surgeries, and I wear the Airwalks 8-10 hours a day on cement floors. They hold up to pressure well.

kidsister
06-11-2006, 09:35 PM
I have a pair of regular clog type AirWalks. They are comfy, tho they do seem to make my feet sweat. Haven't worn them to Dis, but have walked on the treadmill in them. Light and soft.

I also just bought a pair of real CROC thong flip flops. I really like them. I noticed that they don't 'flop' when I walk...I really hate the loud sound, especially walking down the lOOOOONNNNNNGGGGG corridors at BWV! :rotfl:

Because they are open, these are my footwear of choice. Will definitely be taking them to the World in September! Scandalous price, but my feet are worth it!

BTW, I didn't really like the clog type Crocs the first time I tried them on. I think the sandal Crocs look almost nice, and i think my flip flops look great!

babywewe
06-12-2006, 12:15 PM
i only have a pair of crocs...but... I saw more people with the airwalk crocs last week at the parks then the "real" ones.

aviva5675
06-18-2006, 02:29 PM
I got my first pair of Airwalks a few months ago after reading about them and Crocs on the boards. I wore them to (dont flame me!) Busch Gardens shortly after (maybe even a day or 2 after I got them) and had no problems at all! I have back issues and walked all day in the heat and didnt have a twinge. They seem cushier than regular Crocs. I did notice after about 3 months of wearing them around that the bottom tread started to wear out. So I got another pair! I did finally break down this week and order a pair of Crocs Niles online. Im waiting for them. I do find the Airwalks a little hot, so Im hoping the Niles will be as comfy. Will wear them this summer and hopefully take them in November on our vaca to WDW/.


Got the Niles and dont like them. Not terribly uncomfortable but they look like prison shower shoes. Not as comfortable as my Aircrocs at all. So got another pair of Payless---- and cut off the toes! Now they are like Niles---but comfortable!

bsmcneil
06-18-2006, 02:33 PM
i bought a pair friday and tested them out on the treadmill last night in prep for WDW. they did fairly well (considering i hadn't broken them in yet). i think i'll rather enjoy them. has anyone noticed creases forming early? i go through shoes like whoa, and yesterday saw a crease while wearing them - wasn't sure if they were breaking already (hope not!) or that's normal (i worry easily, you might notice).

extreme8
06-19-2006, 10:32 AM
My daughter (7) and wife (I'll never tell - I'm not as dumb as I look) got several pairs of airwalks this weekend.
My DD's are causing hot spots on the sides where the rivets are.
A question for all of you "ugly shoe experts", is this a problem with sizing, a defective shoe, or maybe her foot just isn't airwalk compatible.

Your insight is appreciated.

Maybelle
06-19-2006, 11:54 AM
Personally, I really LOVE my Airwald clog type shoes (like Crocs Beach), but I definately prefer my Crocs Athens over the Airwalks version that I tried on at Payless. They just did not fit me right. Believe me, I wish they did, I'd love to be able to get some for half of the Crocs price. Oh well.

Bev J
06-20-2006, 11:38 AM
After reading this thread yesterday I went to Payless and bought a pair of the Aircrocs, cute colors blue/pink/yellow all swirled together. The Aircrocs must fit a little narrower than the Crocs and that is just what I wanted, my feet swam in the Crocs I tried on.
So far they are very comfortable, I suffer from alot of heel pain and can already feel a difference.
I wanted the red/white and blue ones but they did not have my size, after wearing the ones I bought I think I will be off to a different payless and see if I can find them, my son tried mine on and he wants some too. Hopefull payless is running the buy one/get onehalf off. I went to payless in a Shopko store and they did not offer that....
Wonder if I can get my DH into a pair? Do you all see alot of men wearing them?
Thanks to all who posted otherwise I would not have gotten them and my feet would still hurt!

Bev

PigletFairy
06-20-2006, 04:12 PM
Thanks to you people i went and finally got some. I went to pay-less got the velcro ones and for DH i got the clog both in blue. I dont know if DH will like his but i have to say i like mine. I did go and tried the crocs first and i like the velcro airwaks way better. I think I will have to use mine with sock but thanks A LOT!! :badpc: ...i should stay off the net and work and maybe i would not spend money on my upcoming trip... :badpc:

LaDonna
06-24-2006, 09:48 AM
I was so ready to go and spend the money on crocs, and then I see this thread....what's a girl to do :confused3

drgnfly30
06-24-2006, 07:42 PM
While I vowed never to step foot into these shoes I recently acquired a PT job that will have me standing for 4-6 hours at a time & requires closed toe black shoes...

So off to Payless I go to buy a pair... not one pair in the entire store, not in any size! So I had to order them off of Payless.com. I ended up paying a bit more with shipping, but at least I found a $2 off coupon & went through Mypoints... we shall see!!!

nightowlky
06-25-2006, 01:11 AM
Picked up a pair of black Airwalk "Connect" today at Payless for $14.99. They didn't have any Airwalks to fit my DD11 but they said check back Tue. or Wed.

They sure are comfortable!