I always have had relatively low arched feet. Due to my low arches, I've always purchased footwear with little/no arch support as high arched shoes kill the inner [low] arches of my feet.
Having 4 children and in having gained [too much] weight to boot, I experience a great deal of shin pain while walking. I always have (even when very fit) but just shrugged it off.
As I've grown older and heavier though- it has become worse. This doesn't make for inspiration to get out and walk 'it' off. Which is exactly what I need and want to do.
At any rate, I need a quality walking shoe but I don't know the difference between one shoe and the next. I do have a pair of Sketchers Shape-ups which do nothing as advertised but are comfortable (absorbs shock well.)
I would like a shoe without the "rocking" motion though. Would you recommend a brand and their model of a shoe that would suit my needs?
Given that I live in a remote community (island in Alaska)-I do not have access to a Podiatrist or shoe stores. Any suggestions that you can offer would be greatly appreciated!