Quote from richfield1977
I am on my second round of clinicals and I desperately need shoes that I can stand in for 12 hrs or more. I am on my 3rd pair of shoes trying to find something that works!! The problem is the "standing in one place". By the end of a 12 hrs shift my feet and lower back are killing me. The shoes I have tried are name brand shoe ie. Nike, NB etc. I am willing to spend quite bit of money if that's what it takes. If I need "custom made" are there any places that somebody has used? Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated! Thanks
Athletic shoes are designed for walking, running, training and other dynamic activities. They are not designed to support the foot in a static manner, especially standing on hard floors for long periods. You need a "standing" shoe designed for different different pressure points and extended continuous wear. Ask a pharmacist, or a coworker what they use. In my school the advanced students swear by Dansko, Sanita and Kloggs brands, with a few others preferring Crocs. Another male source of advice would be cooks and chefs who also have to stand for long periods of time. Personally the Dansko and Sanitas arch were too hard, but the Kloggs are so comfortable I have stated wearing them around the house and pretty much any place casual.