Recommendations for an ankle-high, lace-up shoe

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Recommendations for an ankle-high, lace-up shoe

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Am looking to buy an ankle-high, lace-up shoe, preferably an athletic shoe but a leather shoe would be OK as well. Must be able to accommodate a prescription foot orthotic (wide width).

The image of the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star High Top Sneaker conjures up in my mind, but am looking for something more sturdy in terms of support.
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Re: Recommendations for an ankle-high, lace-up shoe

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I have wide hawaiian feet that is wide in 6 places.
Also replace cheap factory insoles with support or gels.
Touh to ind comfy shoes although slippers always fit if upsized. :shock:

Dunhill Classic semi hikers
Dunham
New Balance USA classics. overseas models are narrow pseudo EEEE
Some Skechers. Neat trick is to put in stretch laces.

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I've had two pairs of The North Face Berkeley boot. Most comfortable shoe of any kind I've ever spent time in:

https://www.thenorthface.com/shop/mens- ... ot-cdl0-c1
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Dr Martins have been great for my feet with sole insert (newer china made variety are lower quality)... but they are far from "athletic".
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Re: Recommendations for an ankle-high, lace-up shoe

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I wear extra-wide Thorogood boots for work. I intentionally went with flat-soled so that they would work with orthotic insoles. However, they're the farthest thing from 'athletic.' https://www.steel-toe-shoes.com/mm5/mer ... TH804-4210
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I have worn L.L. Bean Bison hand sewn Oxfords for years. They also come in a Chukka that looks like it's ankle-length. Don't know if it would meet your needs.

https://www.llbean.com/llb/search/?free ... ewn&init=1
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Re: Recommendations for an ankle-high, lace-up shoe

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You mean a boot? You probably need to better describe what you are looking for otherwise suggestions are going to be all over the place.
Check out Sorel. They have some nice waterproof chukka boots. Unlike many shoes they don't run narrow. I have a pair.
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If you are a Costco member, I've been pretty happy with the Khombu short boots that show up in their stores about this time of year. I use an orthotic in them, and like the way they support. Good deal for $29.99, I've found them to be just as good as the substantially more expensive brands I've used previously.
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I’ll second Dr. Martins.
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Re: Recommendations for an ankle-high, lace-up shoe

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Oboz are good if you want a light hiker kind of look.
Eco shoes if you want more of a dress look.
Pretty much any sneaker or athletic shoe.
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