‘My Feet Are Killing Me’: What Shoes Does Dr. Brad Schaeffer Wear?

The Learning Channel (TLC) is home to bizarre reality television series such as 90 Day Fiance’ and Here Comes Honey Boo Boo. In 2018, Dr. Pimple Popper, which is now in its sixth season, became an unlikely overnight sensation.

There is now another doctor on TLC, and viewers can’t seem to get enough of his commentary on feet. Dr. Brad Schaeffer is the star of the hit reality show My Feet Are Killing Me. Together with Dr. Ebonie Vincent, the orthopedic experts help desperate patients overcome their gruesome foot issues.

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Since the foot and ankle specialist knows everything there is to know about good foot health, we couldn’t help but wonder what kind of shoes he wears himself.

The shoes the podiatrist recommends for good foot health

My Feet Are Killing Me is currently in its third season. When it comes to shoes, the TLC doctor has a few favorite brands that are not only “feet-friendly” but fashionable as well.

Dr. Schaeffer recommends ASICS sneakers because they are not only lightweight but offer good support while exercising. He says, “This shoe was my first love and loved by many podiatrists out there,” according to TLC Me.

For those experiencing chronic foot pain, the media sensation recommends Vionic shoes. He says they are great for patients that suffer from heel pain, arch pain, and plantar fascia. For female patients with painful bunions, Dr. Schaeffer recommends Calla shoes. 

The esteemed podiatrist says he has been wearing Brooks running shoes for the past three years. Saying they are accommodating and comfortable, he claims they help his feet feel “stable” when exercising.

The TLC reality star loves his HOKA shoes that have an $80 to $250 price range. The doctor explained, “This has become my go-to everyday shoe! They have an offloading sole that makes you feel like you are floating when walking. I wear these all day when seeing my patients!”

What led Dr. Brad Schaeffer to podiatry

Dr. Schaeffer is a graduate of Temple University School of Podiatry in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He currently has a thriving practice called Family Foot & Ankle Specialists in Hillsborough, New Jersey.

Not only is the young doctor the focus of the TLC reality show, but he has also appeared on Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s NBC fitness competition show, The Titan GamesHe also has a significant social media presence with 131,000 followers on Instagram.

In an interview with APMSA, Dr. Schaeffer revealed he originally wanted to be a pharmacist. In college, he realized he didn’t have a passion for it but wanted to use his background in sports and knowledge of anatomy to his advantage. He decided to apply to podiatry school.

The reality star said TLC reached out to him about My Feet Are Killing Me when he was participating in The Titan Games. Dr. Schaeffer said,

“It was my wildest dream, and I needed somebody to pinch me because it was nuts … It was partly luck, but I do put in a lot of hard work and time into my profession … I have always been a strong advocate for being honest, humble, and true to yourself.”

Some helpful tips to promote healthy foot care


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Fans of the reality show can’t get enough of Dr. Schaeffer’s advice. According to Men’s Health, the 37-year-old doctor recommends cutting your toenails straight across instead of rounding them, especially if you regularly experience problems with ingrown toenails.

On his professional blog, Stop Foot Pain Fast, Dr. Schaeffer discusses the importance of walking 10,000 steps each day to promote a healthy lifestyle. The doctor also recommends taking care of any issues before they become debilitating. He is an advocate for patient health and strives to educate diabetic patients about proper foot care.

In an interview with PopCulture, Dr. Schaeffer said, “A lot of people that have a foot issue, they’re in a lot of pain, but they just don’t see a doctor because they’re straight-up embarrassed.” He explained, “There’s no need to be, we see some crazy stuff.”