New ugly sneakers

OK, so my mother and I were at Wal-Mart the other night to, among other things, find her a new pair of sneakers. After trying on a dozen different pair, she wound up going with the first pair (velcro-top) she had tried on. In the meantime, I had tried on a really ugly looking pair of cut-out sneakers in a taupe colour with yellow trim that, when I put them on my feet, looked like I was wearing a wrap-around pretzel.

So, as everyone knows, when in Wal-Mart, the time-space continuum lapses into a black hole that vacuums time out of your life like you’re in a slow-motion time warp and can never get out of there in less than a minimum of one hour, even if all you went in for was a bottle of aspirin. As my mother finally selected which pair she wanted and I was putting away her eleven also-rans, I realized I was still standing there in the ugly sneakers and that for anything else, they were pretty durned comfortable! Apparently, they’re by Dr. Scholl and have the little gel thingee built in. “Neptune” is what they’re called according to the box. Ugly, but comfy. So I got them.

Here’s a picture of my new ugly sneakers:

Dr. Scholl Gellin' Ugly Sneakers (my name for them, not theirs!)

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  1. christine

    Perfect for work. I am trying find them to buy more and can’t. They are super comfortable and one of the few I have found that don’t make my feet ache after 8 hours of being on them.

  2. Jae

    I also have these shoes and love to wear them here on deployment in Afghanistan. They are so comfortable! I whish they made a hiking boot just as comfortable! I love these shoes.

  3. Karen

    I know I am commenting late here but I was at Wal-Mart yesterday and they had 2 pairs of this exact shoe but they only had a size 6 and a 10 and I wear a 9. I think they are ugly too but I think they will be perfect for my Australia trip in 2 weeks. Do you think I can find them anywhere?? Hell no!! I have Googled every shoe website AND Dr. Scholls, Wal-Mart, etc. and can’t find them. I should have never tried them on because they are sooooo comfortable. I have another pair of Dr Scholls gel insert shoes and I love them too. Let me know if anyone has a tip on where to find them now that summer is over. Thanks

    • Suzanne

      My pair is size 7 or I’d offer to send them to you to as not to ruin your trip! You know what are really good – Earth Shoe brand. The heel is slightly lower so you stand with better posture and don’t even know you’ve got on shoes hardly. I have a pair of sandals by Earth Shoe and they are the most comfortable pair of shoes I have ever owned. Look up Earth Shoe on ebay and narrow it down to athletic shoes or whatever politically correct word is used now for sneakers. They can run a bit high in price ($70-120), but they are sooooooo worth it! I don’t even wear the Ugly Sneakers any more (since they seem to be for a wider foot than I possess) and should probably list them on ebay anyway and let someone else have them.

  4. JamieinMN

    I just bought these this past weekend! Definitely not the prettiest, but super comfy. I wore them all day Saturday as my fiance’ and I walked around a few towns taking pictures and what not. Yesterday (Sunday) I noticed the back of my thighs were a bit sore, like I had put in a workout. Did this happen to you???

    • Suzanne

      I can’t admit to being as active a walker as you, but I haven’t had anything untoward to pick on about them, although they are way roomy for me up in the toe. Like my feet aren’t fat enough or something? Or maybe I goofed and bought a wide size. But I just usually wear socks with them – which makes the entire presentation even more homely! LOL! They’re not the rocking back and forth kind of exercise shoe, but maybe if your toes are “gripping” into the shoe like I found mine were, that could cause some discomfort. Hate to say it, but try socks and call it a retro look! 🙂

      • JamieinMN

        Mine are roomy up in the toe area as well. I have wide feet and usually wear a size 10W, but these fit perfect except for that little extra room up front. Maybe I’ll try them with ankle length socks. Thanks!

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