Men's Double Strap Walker
I am a three hundred pounder who has worn these very comfortable "Trekker" double strapped shoes for many years and would not consider anything else. I have square danced many miles in them along with wearing them as casual and work shoe. I have bad knees and had to switch to the strapped from the stringed Trekkers and have found the strapped support my feet very well. They take polish well and can be thrown into the washer (white ones). They are the most comfortable shoe, and for the price, one can't beat it. I pack a lot of weight and these shoes have taken it and proven to me to be my best buy. I love them.,
September 14, 2013
I've been buying this shoe a good 20 years. I have wide feet that hurt while standing 12+ hrs a day at work. I work in oil and chemicals and climb across sharp edges of engine blocks. Just about any abuse you can throw at a shoe I do. I'm unable to wear work boots because they are just too uncomfortable. Most athletic shoes (even the $150 ones) only last 1 to 3 mnths in my line of work. But these somehow manage to last twice as long as any other. And for $30 a pair that saves me a lot of money in shoes. I agree with some reviews they don't last as long as they used to but they still outlast, in durability and comfort, all the rest by a country mile. I've read some reviews complaining about them not lasting over 2 years. They're $30 a pair, There are plenty on shoes out there that I'm sure will last you several years if you want to fork over a couple hundred bucks. As long as they can keep the price down I'm happy with my 6 mnths in a shop that was built to KILL shoes in three. They are getting hard to find at my store so I'm glad they have them online. I didnt even know they had white till I saw them here. Now I'll have to get me a white pair for my work around the house.
July 31, 2013
A 15 year wearer of this shoe
Has been a very comfortable shoe over the years and several purchases of this item over time.
This last pair lasted under 2 years, with splitting of the soles all the way across the middle on the left shoe & all the way across the right shoe in 3 placesI still have an older pair left that has no problems with the sole, just the usual tears on the left top.
i hope management looks into the manufacture process & get these shoes back into a quality production again.
July 22, 2013
I have been buying CrossTrekkers for many years. I loved them. I am currently wearing a pair that are at least 5 years old and I have 4 more pair that are much older. They got marked up and dirty but they held together even after cleaning in the washing machine. I used to buy mostly white but I couldn't get them for several years so recently I switched to black. The quality of the shoe is terrible. The heels wear out within a few months and the heels and soles come apart. I just threw a pair away that were less than 6 months old. I used to buy them 2 or three pair at a time, but no more, until the quality improves. I still have 2 pair (black) which the store clerk said were of improved quality. It is too early to tell.
June 7, 2013
great shoe for special boy
I love this shoes because it helps me and my special autism-mental impaired son the right shoe: because its easy to put on an take off himself. I hope Payless keeps it as a special line in all sizes, having in mind those special parents and kids like mine for whom now days is hard to find the right shoes to fit their needs. Thank you
Payless a five star.*****
January 12, 2013
Bought for Years and Will Keep Buying
I've been wearing these for years now. I have a fifty-year history of RA, have prosthetics that I must wear in my shoes, and am unable to bend to fasten shoes and so use a "Golden Retriever" reacher stick that works great to fasten the velcro straps. For comfort, I remove the insoles and replace them with Dr. Scholl's gel sport insoles atop my prostheses.
For me and my situation, these shoes are ideal and the most comfortable that I've ever been able to find, and, believe me, I've done plenty of looking. I will agree with some other reviewers that these aren't as well-made nor as long lasting as they used to be. Seriously, though, people -- they're only $30 a pair!!! If you can get them BOGO, your cost is $15 a pair! For someone who is extremely active and constantly on their feet, another choice might be better. For most though, I believe these shoes will be superb.
November 12, 2012