This style is a Medicare and Diabetic approved shoe. Discomfort is a thing of the past with this cozy style, so get ready to truly enjoy your Free Time! Soft and breathable leather uppers with perforations and woven details. Traditional lace-up closure for a secure and adjustable fit. Lightly cushioned tongue and collar. The comfortable padded tongue has an elastic gore stitched to the lining so the tongue will stay in place. Soft and breathable textile linings. A removable SAS CoolStep™ Footbed features an anti-friction lining that provides a cool surface underfoot with a moisture-wicking bottom layer designed to keep your feet cool and dry. Features odor-resistant SAS Tripad® Cushions designed to comfort all three pressure points: the inside ball, outside ball and heel for all-day support. Durable and lightweight outsole. Made in the U.S.A. Medicare/HCPCS code = A5500 diabetic shoe. WARNING California's Proposition 65 Measurements: Heel Height: 1 in Weight: 12 oz Product measurements were taken using size 8, width M - Medium (B). Please note that measurements may vary by size. Weight of footwear is based on a single item, not a pair.
In the past three years I’ve struggled with severe plantar fasciitis. I’ve tried about fifteen insole products, including customs. I tendinitis in my toe. Then “foot drop” and found out my foot problems are from my spine. It doesn’t change that my feet hurt but it did help my understanding. Maybe some people other people have that same struggle. I’ve tried and returned probably seventy pairs of shoes. But these! Oh, geez.
I ordered these shoes for my mother. She's been wearing the SAS Freetime lace up shoes for many years now. She has both the black and beige pairs. She needed a new pair of black Freetime for her dress shoes, and she took her dress pair for everyday wear. I don't mind paying the price for these shoes because they last long, are very comfortable, and there are several colors to choose from. Well worth every $1 you pay for them!
Glad to find this SAS in my size. They fit well and are just what I wanted. I always wear SAS for comfort and my bad back. They wear very well and although they are expensive they last for years. Thanks!!!!!
I inherited a used pair of these from a friend's mom. Loved them, wore them every day for a couple of years, to the point where the size had been rubbed off the tongue, so that I could no longer determine if they were size 7 or 7.5. Anyway, when the sole finally split (widthwise, just a hair heelward of metatarsals) I decided to order some new ones, and after some emails with the SAS headquarters (contact info from SAS website, San Antonio, TX), figured out that the size I had liked so much was in fact 7.5, even though my previous size in shoes had always been size 7. Just saying this, not to detract from my praise of these shoes, but to point out that maybe some of the reason for the improved comfort was the bump up in size. Anyway, am wearing the new ones now, had recently injured my foot (turf toe, in some other shoes, doing athletic jumping in them), and I can actually move pretty well in these, even though any other shoe or slipper or barefoot still hurts quite a bit. The quality/craftsmanship in these SAS shoes is excellent, the lace hole design makes them quick to take on and off and to adjust to perfection. But what I really love is the toe room... no constriction whatsoever, and yet the fit is precise enough that they still stay snug and secure. And this is right out of the box... not the least bit stiff, and for the last 10 days or so that I have been wearing them everywhere but shower and bed, no blisters anywhere.
Have gotten SAS shoes at local shoe store for years. I'm glad to be able to get them online. The fit was a little large, but not enough to return or order the next smaller size.Depends on what socks I wear, I guess.
I have very hard to fit and struggle to find comfortable shoes. These were great right out of the box. Plenty of room in the toe box. I love that the tongue of the shoe is attached on one side with an elastic strip, which prevents the tongue slipping down toward the toes when putting the shoes on. Unlike many shoes I've ordered over the years, these are true to size. My foot measures 7.5 EE, and the 7.5 WW shoes I ordered are the right length and width. This is only the second day I've had them, so we'll see how they are over time, but for now, I'm so thrilled to have a pair of shoes that seem just right the first time I wore them.
These shoes (SAS Freetime) do not appear to be well made. There is a nylon tab on one side of the tongue; on one shoe it was twice as large as on the other and the small one wasn't at all square like the larger one. I have no idea what those tabs are supposed to do, either. They arrived in good condition, but the fit is not what I expected; these are much longer than any of my other shoes of the "same" size. The width and size of the toe box is great, but the arch support I was hoping for really isn't there. Even when I added my orthotics, they were far too large. I will be returning them tomorrow.
I need to use an orthotic for my left foot from a poorly treated injury that has made the bones drift and look windswept. These shoes have a removable insert that allows me to fit the hard orthotic inside. That and some Dr. Scholls air pillows allows my back and hips to not hurt so much. These are wonderful work shoes.
For back, knee or leg discomfort these are the best shoes.