Which shoes should you wear when you're not running?

Brand new foot scanning technology at UCL has revealed the true effects of wearing heels and it got us thinking...

by Annie Rice

After the shocking revelations about the effect of wearing heels were revealed in this video from the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital it got us thinking about the best footwear to wear when you're not running.

With this in mind we thought we'd start a discussion on the best day wear shoes for runners for the maximum foot, ankle and leg health.

Let us know your tips in the comments below.

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I like Vivobarfoot shoes when not running, they have smart shoes which I wear to the office. 

Posted: 13/09/2013 at 15:44

I wear lots of different shoes. Doesn't everyone ?
Posted: 13/09/2013 at 17:47

High heels for me.
Posted: 13/09/2013 at 18:05

flip flops 

Posted: 14/09/2013 at 08:26

I love my Vivobarefoot shoes - the running shoes and the ordinary ones!

Posted: 14/09/2013 at 13:41


Posted: 14/09/2013 at 14:27

I don't believe "should" but I wear lowish drop shoes to work, like Ecco Biom and Nike Flex, especially when travelling on business, as I can then take one or no other pairs for running after or before work.

Posted: 17/09/2013 at 15:11

Flats all the way for me, often just non-running trainers. I save heels for special occasions where I won't have to stand / walk too much but even then will avoid them if I can!

Posted: 17/05/2016 at 10:54

Work boots or battered old converse hi-tops. Barefoot around the house.

Posted: 17/05/2016 at 23:19

Black ones. Some of them are shiny. Some of them have steel toecaps. Some of them are pointy. Some of them are flat. Some of them have platforms. Some of them have high heels. Some of them have buckles. Some of them have laces, but they are all mostly black.

Posted: 18/05/2016 at 16:15

But do any of them have velcro?

Posted: 18/05/2016 at 16:19


Posted: 18/05/2016 at 16:32

Imelda Marcos - is that you?
Posted: 18/05/2016 at 21:13

Hello Kitty crocs all the way.

Posted: 18/05/2016 at 21:17

Imelda Margoth says no to crocs. Even with cats on.
Posted: 18/05/2016 at 22:04

Wise decision, Zouse. I don't like velcro. I think it's a rip-off.

Posted: 18/05/2016 at 22:15

My favourite bumming around shoes are Vibrams. I don't run in them (calves get too tight) and favour Nike Frees but for walking to the shops, gym or on holiday, Vibrams all the way.

Posted: 19/05/2016 at 14:41

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