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Easy Spirit Romy: Affordable Support in a Top-Selling Walking Shoe
Fifteen years and still going strong. We love when shoe companies keep their top-sellers around instead of discontinuing them after a season or two, leaving fans to scour eBay for a lucky find. The Easy Spirit Romy checks all the boxes of a good walking shoe:
A wide toe box provides a comfortable fit for feet with bunions, hammertoes, neuropathy and neuroma. Footwear that fits well in the forefoot often has a sloppy fit at the heel. Not so with the Easy Spirit Romy. Customers remark that their heels stay put with no slipping.
The Romy comes in a range of widths from super slim to extra wide and half sizes 5-10, 11 and 12. A few color combos come in the hard-to-find 10.5.
Why buy an expensive gym shoe to accommodate your orthotics when you can find the Easy Spirit Romy for under $70?
Decent arch support:
Most reviewers classify the Romy’s arch support as moderate, not enhanced. This may be a deal-breaker for you, but you can always add your own more supportive insole.
Sturdy, thick sole:
If your forefoot is plagued with hallux rigidus (stiff big toe), a thick, rigid sole is recommended to protect the tender big toe joint. This feature also helps other foot conditions like plantar fasciitis that are worsened by an over-flexible sole.
For under $70, you get a well-made leather, suede, or mesh walking shoe with a good fit that comes in a variety of colors.
Do you own a pair of Romys? Let us know what you think about them in the comments!
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