Best shoes

  1. Hi everybody:
    I recently bought a new pair of sketchers shape-ups. I love those shoes they are very comfortable and good looking. I stand on my feet all shift. I used said shoes one day but at the end of my shift I got a horrible sharp pain in my lower back I almost cry and it lasted for about 3 weeks. Has anyone experience this problem with this kind of shoes? Currently I am looking for the best shoes to work that do not bother my lower back. Thanks in advance.
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  3. by   laderalis
    I wear alegria's. They look ridiculous, but I can feel a huge difference in my back when I wear them.
  4. by   pretty70
    Quote from laderalis
    I wear alegria's. They look ridiculous, but I can feel a huge difference in my back when I wear them.
    Thanks for your response. Can you tell me the style that you use? Thanks again.
  5. by   orthonurse55
    I always wear Quarks - they are so light it's like not wearing anything at all. I have chronic back and neck problems, as well as horrible old nurses feet - and these are always comfortable!
  6. by   SP1CEGRL
    I had a really hard time finding shoes when I first got into nursing! I bought three different pairs at the uniform store, and I got rid of them all because they would all hurt my feet after a day of work. I ended up buying a pair of Nike Air Max's at Foot Locker. They were just plain and white and they have been a true blessing! I bought two of the same pairs because I've had such luck with them. I hope you find a great pair of shoes! Nursing sure does a number on your feet.
  7. by   CapeCodMermaid
    When I first graduated baxk when dinosaurs roamed the earth, I spent 12 hours searching for the perfect pair of shoes. They lasted for three years. After that...I bought 8 dollar white sneakers from KMart and never had sore feet or a bad back.
  8. by   mmc51264
    i have never heard of Quarks, I'll have to check them out. I have worn Danskos as a teacher-good 6-8 hour shoes at best. I spent the money on the Alegrias and I guess my arches are too high. VERY painful. I have to see if I can sell them, I only wore them 6 times. Right now, my favorites are the Shechers D'Lites. I have had a pair for over 2 years and I managed through 12 hour clinical days. I need new pair. They are only about 50 dollars.
  9. by   IowaKaren
    Easy Spirit in the Traveltime family works for me. They slip on very easily and can be machine washed if you take out the liner. Very light weight and I have no problem keeping them on my feet. When I exercise though, I wear a pair of easy spirit sneakers with laces that work well for my wide clodhoppers, LOL.
  10. by   buytheshoes11
    I really like Danskos. They look silly, but mine have conformed to my feet and given my arches the support they need.
  11. by   Pat2012
    I like brooks walking shoes, but I might look around for different ones, just to try something new.
  12. by   Kittypower123
    It may take some time to find the shoes that work best for you. I've tried Danskos and while they were fine for my feet, they made my back worse. I've tried other shoes someone swore by and they made my feet worse. I recently bought a pair of Reebok Zignanos and they seem to be working great. Back is doing fine, feet are doing fine. Before buying a pair of shoes try them on, walk around (at your normal work pace) then stand for a few minutes. Take your time, pay attention to how your feet and back feel. Think about the most comfortable shoes you already own and what makes them so comfortable. For me, my heel cannot be higher than the ball of my foot, for others, they are more comfortable if their heel is higher than the ball of their foot. Also think about what doesn't feel comfortable and why - you'll know what to avoid when shopping for shoes. Everyone is different what works for one doesn't for another.
  13. by   CT Pixie
    Dansko's and Nike Shox are the only ones I wear. I alternate between the two pairs.
  14. by   dtroia22
    I wear reebok easy tones with dr schols inserts (the ones u stand on the machine and it maps your pressure areas). I love them! Got them in white in nursing school and just got them in black! So worth the $100(shoes) and $40(insoles)!

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