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Well thanks to a life of sports and my job being on my feet all day, my knees, feet and back are painful after a full day on the lake, in the boat.  The carpet in the boat is good so i don't want to take it up and put down padding.  I know there are shoes specifically designed for boating.  I trust your opinions and i want to see some reviews on what you do to fix the pain issues.  I know I will still feel discomfort but the regular shoes aren't cutting it anymore.

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I wear comfortable Reef flip-flops when fishing from shore, standing for 4+ hours and no foot pain. Although I'm not on my feet all day.

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i don't really like wearing shoes in the boat

We can tell by your avatar you have an aversion to clothing of any type.  ;D

On a serious note, there are several types of orthotics to put in your sneakers/boat shoes to provide more cushioning.  Some are foam, some silicone.  The variety of orthotics provide relief for various foot and posture related ailments.

Your doctor can best advise you about not only what type of device will be best for your condition, but also things you can do such as types of exercise that can relieve the pain and/or the cause of the pain.

We can tell you what works best for us, but what works best for us might only aggravate your condition. 

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X2 on the reefs. make sure they a the Fanning model. I was think about a pair of Columbia Tillie Creeks though, they strap on so I would have to worry about them falling off while I'm jumping in and out of the boat.

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Most boating shoes i have seen are more anti-slip than shock absorbing. I would try something with a lot of shock absorption like the Nike shox. Usually though when i have back/foot pain from standing i just take a minute and sit down to fish.

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I just checked your profile.  "After a life of sports and my job being on my feet all day?"  Accoring to your profile you are only 25 years old.  If you are that bad at 25, you really need to see a doctor.  At the rate you're going you'll be a cripple by the time you are 40.

I'm not being a wise guy, or spoofing you.  It is very unusual for someone your age to experience such pain throughout your body unless you've experienced serious trauma.

There are some very serious physical maladies which can cause such symptoms.  Forget the boat shoes and any other forum recommended remedies and get yourself to a physician post haste.

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I just checked your profile. "After a life of sports and my job being on my feet all day?" Accoring to your profile you are only 25 years old. If you are that bad at 25, you really need to see a doctor. At the rate you're going you'll be a cripple by the time you are 40.

I'm not being a wise guy, or spoofing you. It is very unusual for someone your age to experience such pain throughout your body unless you've experienced serious trauma.

There are some very serious physical maladies which can cause such symptoms. Forget the boat shoes and any other forum recommended remedies and get yourself to a physician post haste.

Very good advice !!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I have MAJOR back problems, 4 hip revisions, and a bad knee.  The shoes that give me the most relief from the pain are Crocs.  Over the past 30 years I have tried every shoe known to man and the crocs were the best for me.

Kelley

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X2 on the reefs. make sure they a the Fanning model. I was think about a pair of Columbia Tillie Creeks though, they strap on so I would have to worry about them falling off while I'm jumping in and out of the boat.

The bottle opener on those fannings are awesome  8-)

And they are super comfy! 8-)

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Thanks for the advice rhino.   I have been to the doctor and still pretty active, its just all the knee and ankle injuries from highschool and college ball catching up.  Alot of sprained ankles and twisted knees.  I guess i was hoping for one cure all. 

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Sounds like you've put a hurtin' on your joints.  Some of them could be arthritic changes due to abuse.  My wife started with some in her 20s, that's why I suggested checking with your doc.

I've had arthroscopic knee surgery to trim a torn meniscus in my knee.  No more pain.  Been to a doc for elbow and thumb problems.

The main reason was not because the pain was unbearable, but to make sure it wasn't something that required attention to prevent further damage.

Turned out to be arthritic changes.  He said my normal activity, while it might aggravate it, would not cause further damage.  It would progress with or without my activity.

He suggested trying a regimen of glucosamine and chontroitin.  It is a natural product with no known side effects.  Three pills per day.

I did, and the thumb pain and burning elbow caused by certain motions have completely vanished.

We rarely give a thought to our feet unless they are bothering us.  However, foot problems can be responsible for painful symptoms elsewhere in the body.  Balance begins at the feet. 

It's why comfortable shoes, which support the foot are critical.  As stated in an earlier post, there are all sorts of shoe inserts to address particular problems.

You mentioned carpeting so I'm guessing you have some type of bass boat.  If standing for long periods of time is a problem, get a seat or leaning post to change the pressure loading from standing to different areas.

You can also try motrin or other similar meds.  Take as directed before going fishing.  Don't wait until you experience discomfort.  Don't take them regularly without your doctor's ok.

Continued use of any med, including aspirin can cause problems. 

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I did two things that helped my legs/back while fishing.  The first was to install a recessed trolling motor pedal.  The second was to purchase a pair of Wolverine Cutlass C3 boat shoes.  They are super comfortable....far better than any tennis shoes I've tried.

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I agree with Kelley. Try the crocs.

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