Another stupid Dansko thread

  1. Ok, I know there are numerous threads on this subject but I just wrapped a 13 hour day and don't wanna sift through them....sorry!!

    I just got my first pair of Danskos and have worn them for exactly two days. The first day I felt like I was walking on wonderful, shiny leather clouds. Today was agony; I am posting this with my feet soaking in epsom salts because I have horrible cramps in my arches that had me hobbling by the last 2 hours of my shift.

    Does this go away? Are they as awesome as everyone claims once they are broken in? Anyone else have this issue?
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  3. by   wooh
    Probably need to give your feet time to adjust. I'm not a Dansko fan, but I'd never wear new shoes two shifts in a row the first time. It's not so much breaking THEM in, especially if it's your arches bothering you, but getting your feet muscles working with your shoes instead of against them.
  4. by   SCnurse2010
    That's why I bought Alegrias! The Danskos hurt my feet in less than te minutes in the store. The Alegrias have never hurt; they've been uber comfy since I put them on, no breaking in necessary breaking in period!
  5. by   RNperdiem
    The after sensation returned to my feet, I felt fine.
    I have been wearing my Danskos for almost 3 years now, and my feet never hurt.
  6. by   Silverdragon102
    moved to the Nursing Shoes and Footwear forum
  7. by   tma0312
    Took me about a week to break them in and it was hell. Since then, no problems whatsoever! I love mine!

    I should have done what Wooh said about not wearing them two shifts in a row. Makes total sense!
  8. by   llg
    I have problems with my lower extremities (mostly knees, but also ankles, feet, and hips). My orthopedist recommended that I never where the same shoes 2 days in a row, period -- even on days when I am not working. He also suggested I might want to change my shoes midway through the day so as never to wear the same shoes for more than a few hours.

    His reasoning always made sense to me. He said, "No matter what shoes you wear, there will also be certain points on your lower extremities taking most of the strain and pressure -- and other parts taking less stress. That's true no matter how wonderful an individual pair of shoes is. You never want to continuously stress the same parts of your body for long. Mix it up frequently to rotate that stress. Even in the best shoes, give the stress points a chance to recover by rotating that stress around to different points."

    That always made sense to me.