Best shoes for knee pain


DIS Veteran
Feb 18, 2006
Would love recommendations for a really good walking shoe that helps with knee pain and has great support? Last year at Disney my shoes were terrible and by mid day my knees hurt so bad I could barely walk? Any help would be great, thanks


DIS Veteran
Aug 25, 2005
I just had my right knee replaced in May 2016. I also need my left one done, next summer. I prefer Go Walks by Skechers. They are more comfortable than any type of sneaker that I have owned. They provide lots of cushion and great support for me. I have been walking alot to prepare myself for Disney soon and have had no problems.
  • MamaLaLa

    Earning My Ears
    Nov 10, 2016
    Go walks (not the yoga mat ones) and consider KT taping your knee for extra support.
    Dec 20, 2016
    I don't have any specific recommendations but I would suggest maybe not getting new shoes but instead new inserts or orthotics. You can buy a name brand from a store or I believe you can have custom ones cut for your feet by a physical therapist or doctor that will give better specific cushioning. Also, athletic shoes with thick soles can give your knee better cushioning as well. Here is a link to the Dr Sholl"s website for knee pain where you can have some inserts made:


    DIS Veteran
    Oct 29, 2003
    I can recommend Superfeet inserts from personal experience w plantar fasciitis and my co worker loved them after her knee surgery - We are both in PT :) They have a website, I've seen them at Nordtroms years ago but I bought mine at my local runners store.
  • MulanUSAF

    Aug 27, 2009
    I love Hoka One One Back in 2008 I had knee surgery and the doctors said my running days are over. Fast forward to 2013 when I discovered these beauties and started walk/jog, and much to my surprise, the discomfort in the knee was nothing worse than my other knee. Have done two marathons and a dozen half marathons since. Can't do more than a 5k in regular running shoes without a great deal of pain/inflammation though, so obviously the shoes are the key factor.


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