The Best Shoes for 12 hours
- 0Jun 24, '05 by tinaroo07I was wondering what you guys thought were the best shoes to buy for standing on your feet for 12 hour shifts? Any advice???
- 0Jun 24, '05 by Spidey's mom, ADN, BSN, RN GuideQuote from amyrae76My dh just went to a podiatrist for a baseline check of his feet due to recently diagnosed diabetes and the doc said the same thing . . funny he has bought NB shoes for years just because they were comfy and he works outside alot (farmer/logger). I just looked at the shoes on my feet and they are NB too . .. never noticed that. I just try on shoes until I find some that feel good.One of my classmates' dads is a podiatrist, and she said that New Balance are the only shoes he recommends for people who are on their feet for long periods of time.
- 0Jun 24, '05 by llg GuideI have trouble with my knees, hips, and feet. Years ago, my orthopedist (for my knees) recommended that I not wear ANY single shoe every day -- and that I consider not wearing any single shoe for an entire day. He recommended that I change shoes during the day in order to change the points of pressure and stress -- so that no one body part received the stress for an entire day. By changing shoes, I vary the stress points and give those body parts time to recover. My podiatrist (for my plantar fasciaitis) agreed with that advice.
It sounded like good commonsense advice to me. I have taken it over the years and it DOES seem to help me. A few friends who have tried it have also found it helpful.
- 0Jun 24, '05 by live4todayllg..........my doctor gave me the exact same advice when I was suffering with PF. I also had custom foot pads made to insert in my shoes that tie...I was told I'd get better support if I wore shoes that tied because it would give me added support when working on my feet for hours at a time. My feet feel great now!
- 0Jun 25, '05 by mitchsmomDansko's Occupational
- 0Jun 25, '05 by llg GuideQuote from cheerfuldoerllg..........my doctor gave me the exact same advice when I was suffering with PF. I also had custom foot pads made to insert in my shoes that tie...I was told I'd get better support if I wore shoes that tied because it would give me added support when working on my feet for hours at a time. My feet feel great now!
I'm so glad to find someone else who has tried this commonsense advice and found it helpful. Sometimes, when I have advised people to try it, they look at me as if I am letting them down. They wanted some expensive, high-tech solution ... and I tell them to "rotate their shoes!"
I also used good custom-made orthotics about 15 years ago when my PF first got bad. They were hard to get used to, but worked great. By the time they wore out, I didn't need to replace them. My PF started getting worse again about 5 years ago. A different podiatrist gave me cortisone shots in each heel (which didn't hurt nearly as much as it sounds) and that also worked great.
I'm not on my feet much anymore ... but rotating the shoes is all I need now.
Good luck, everybody. I know how painful PF can be -- and it's a lot more painful than most people think it is.