Shoes - page 2

What shoes do you wear that give support and don't chafe? I've been looking at at the clogs with strap but their sizing is just way off (small medium large instead of real numbers).... Read More

  1. by   tde1992
    You can never go wrong with shock absorbency Nikes. Have worn them for years. Never had foot problems, painful legs or any problems. They last for at least 2 years.
  2. by   Cherish
    Does anyone know what shoe would be best with a person with Plantar Fascitis? I got this when I was in the Army and it still hasn't gone away. I just recently got out in September but its hard because I have flat feet and need a shoe for that. I have looked at sauconys and New Balances (I used to wear these when I ran 4 times a week). They were the most comfortable but they don't have ANY thats all white for people with flat feet. If anyone could suggest something thats white I would really appreciate it. I'm thinking of talking to SON and seeing if because of my problem that I can wear shoes that are not all completely white since I'm having a problem finding shoes that are white specifically for me.
  3. by   WSU_Ally_RN
    Quote from Cherish
    Does anyone know what shoe would be best with a person with Plantar Fascitis? I got this when I was in the Army and it still hasn't gone away. I just recently got out in September but its hard because I have flat feet and need a shoe for that. I have looked at sauconys and New Balances (I used to wear these when I ran 4 times a week). They were the most comfortable but they don't have ANY thats all white for people with flat feet. If anyone could suggest something thats white I would really appreciate it. I'm thinking of talking to SON and seeing if because of my problem that I can wear shoes that are not all completely white since I'm having a problem finding shoes that are white specifically for me.
    My mom also has plantar fascitis and she LOVES her birkinstocks and croc's! Maybe try the croc's... they are usually about $30 a pair. My mom is unable to wear anything else but these two brands. Good Luck!
  4. by   KLeigh
    As promised, here is my review of the Comfort Clogs from allheart.com: they're grrrrreeeeaaattt! And they only cost me $8.99, because they're on sale! Actually, I just checked their website, and it looks like the price is now $9.99...haha, well, I think that's still an okay price.
    http://allheart.com/ahcc1000.html

    Here's my blurb about them: I wear a size 7.5, and I ordered the size M (8-9). When I first got them, I thought they were too big. They make my feet look like boats, and I feel like a clown in them. I was singing a different tune after 13 hours of standing / walking / moving heavy patients in these shoes. This is the first time in ages that the top of my foot hasn't been killing me after a long shift! And I realized that, while these shoes are big and wide, if I had gotten the smaller size, they definitely would have been too short. I think that these shoes are designed to hold your foot in place with minimal contact between the foot and shoe. My foot never once slid out of these shoes, even though they appeared to be too wide! And my feet are pain-free today!

    I just got my crocs in the mail today, and they appear to be pretty similar to the Comfort Clogs from allheart, except that they don't make my feet look so big, and they have an optional strap that you can pull over the back of your foot. The crocs are pretty obviously of higher quality material than the Comfort Clogs, though they are both a very lightweight plastic or similar material. They cost about $35, which is still really good for nursing shoes. I can't really say anything else about them, since I haven't worked in em yet, but I'll write again on Sunday, after I work my next shift and try out my crocs! Talk to you later.
    Last edit by KLeigh on Oct 20, '06
  5. by   sister--*
    I swear by Saucony shoes. I have noticed lately that the insoles arn't quite as cushy and comfortable as yrs. past. To solve this I buy the full-foot squishy insoles and use them in my shoes. I try to buy new insoles every few months. My feet are always happy!

    I can get the full-foot "squishy" insoles from K-Mart for about $7, from Wal-Mart for about $11, and my favorite...the Dollar Store for about $5.
  6. by   Cherish
    Quote from WSU_Ally_RN
    My mom also has plantar fascitis and she LOVES her birkinstocks and croc's! Maybe try the croc's... they are usually about $30 a pair. My mom is unable to wear anything else but these two brands. Good Luck!
    Thanks, yea I was leaning toward Crocs or Birkenstocks. I'm thinking about buying them both.
  7. by   Mudwoman
    I have finally settled on ECCO shoes and really top quality merino wool hiking socks. If you know your ECCO size, then check out ebay for some great bargains. Dillards carries ECCO shoes and they are pricy, but I can work all day without my feet hurting me in these shoes and I have bad feet from surgery and years of ballet. ECCO also holds up well. I have a pair that I have been wearing for 3 years and they are still in good shape.
  8. by   Mudwoman
    Quote from sister--*
    I swear by Saucony shoes. I have noticed lately that the insoles arn't quite as cushy and comfortable as yrs. past. To solve this I buy the full-foot squishy insoles and use them in my shoes. I try to buy new insoles every few months. My feet are always happy!

    I can get the full-foot "squishy" insoles from K-Mart for about $7, from Wal-Mart for about $11, and my favorite...the Dollar Store for about $5.
    I also like Saucony shoes. I like the ECCO shoes better, but I have a pair of Saucony that I still wear sometimes. Great shoes also.
  9. by   RN-Diane
    I have heard about these Z-coil shoes. Kindo hard to find and very expensive. I mean like $170. But they supposedly have a lifetime warranty. They have a spring in the heal that aligns your back. I know three people who swear that they have been a cure for their back pain.
  10. by   CMCRN
    Several people at my work wear those z coil shoes for their plantar fascitis
  11. by   KLeigh
    I just tried out my crocs professionals this weekend--two very busy 12.5 hour shifts in a row, and absolutely no foot pain!! That's a first for me, so I'd say the Crocs are the winners!
  12. by   Cherish
    Does anyone know of any sites where you can get affordable crocs or birkenstocks? I have checked out allheart.com. Just was wondering if there were other sites out there.
  13. by   WOLFE
    I love Nike Air..the ones designed for walking...not running shoes

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