Just bought a pair of these for cheap (about 49 bucks with a coupon). They really are comfortable but there are definitely shoes that are targeted for wider feet and heavier frames. ASICS, Saucony, New Balance and a few others are probably the better ones that wont crush your wallet. The Salomon Speedcross I've heard about a few times as suggestions for heavier guys but they get pricey (range from 75-175). My pops just went to a place that does a walking assessment and a weight distribution test to choose shoes that will be best for you. I think the place is called Road Runner. I don't know if they have it by you but I would definitely see if there are any places that will do that for you to help narrow things down. But in the meantime the other brother's suggestions are pretty good to help you out for now.
@Cigary43I've got a ton of shoes from different major companies that are good....I have type II diabetes so I need shoes that are comfortable since I have nephropathy,,,,like walking on pins and needles. I paid $50 for the best insoles and regardless of the brand of shoes we buy...if the insoles aren't absorbing the shock...they're not going to give u comfort. Merrels are good...Rockports are good...but the insoles will guarantee the comfort.
They are custom....the only way to go esp.,when it comes to your feet. Worth every penny!
This is the way to go. My local running/hiking/biking place has a fancy thingy ma bob that videos your walk and pressure points on foot. They then match you to the shoe and insole.After years of destroying shoes, it was recommended that I visit a shoe store that caters to runners. The owner/salesman had me walk away from him and to him, and he described my issue, pronation, my foot rolled as I stepped. I tended to walk on the outside of the shoe. He gave me a list of shoes that would assist with my problem. Since then my feet do not hurt, my shoes last longer AND no more PAIN! I have since found a local store that caters to runners and sports and the owner has the same understanding and has a list of shoes that work for my issue. Only certain models of shoes cater to my particular issue and I also need 4E widths.
New balance store does something like that to. Except you walk on a piece or carbon paper or something.This is the way to go. My local running/hiking/biking place has a fancy thingy ma bob that videos your walk and pressure points on foot. They then match you to the shoe and insole.