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  1. Visit  ksdmom profile page
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    Quote from gladtobeOB
    Please tell me what kind of work shoes are the best. I am in desperate need of a comfortable supportive shoe.
    Thanks
    No to Dansko..too heavy and hard....I wear Dr.Shoals...two different styles...no clogs if you role your ankles....I just got out of an orthopedic boot because of ankle issues and ortho pedic surgeon said no no no no to clogs. I have also found that if I wear a different pair of shoes each day..I work 2 12 hours shifts back to back....my feet are much better off......Timberland just came out with a new line of work shoes...have not tried them yet though......good luck.
  2. Visit  jenn_nurse profile page
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    Merrells! They are the most comfortable shoes ever. Try on different styles, though, becasue I have some I relly like (jungle moc and encore breeze) and others I don't.
  3. Visit  shadebelow profile page
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    Thumbs up for the Orthoheels...... Best shoes ever and at around $100.00 a pair they are a great buy! They come in different widths as well. They are not heavy like Dansko's! They are also washable!
  4. Visit  Hancock330 profile page
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    Quote from gladtobeOB
    Please tell me what kind of work shoes are the best. I am in desperate need of a comfortable supportive shoe.
    Thanks
    At the recommendation of my podiatrist when I had plantar fasciitis, I purchased a pair of Brooks Addiction Walkers. They come in widths so I can buy the narrow width that fits my foot, and they come up to a size 12, which is also important as I now wear an 11 or 11 1/2. I've been using a good quality over-the-counter orthotic from Superfeet and I no longer have plantar fasciitis and my feet don't hurt at the end of the day. If you want an athletic type shoe, I recommend going to a good shoe store and trying on a pair.
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  5. Visit  Don Gloves profile page
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    Try the ones recommended from the other posts, as it all depends what's comfortable for you. I have a somewhat flat foot and wear Danskos for the awesome arch support. Other than being exhausted, nothing hurts at end of shift--not my feet, back...nothing. Unlike tennis shoes and Crocs, Danskos are a sturdy, solid shoe that really protect your foot from accidental roll-overs, and make it easy manipulate a stubborn brake. Also, get some good socks (like running socks) or wear support knee highs. Yes, they can be $10 a pair, and the shoes are $100+, but when you're on you're feet all day, you need to make the investment in your comfort and well-being.

    Danksos are available in narrow widths if this is an issue for you. They have a patent leather animal print, and a ruby red patent that reminds me of Dorothy's magic shoes.

    I loved the Z-Coils but they weren't narrow enough for me. Be careful with Z-Coils if you are in the OR, or any area of the hospital where there may be lots electrical cords on the floor.
  6. Visit  MrChicagoRN profile page
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    I wear a good quality walking or running shoes, usually new balance for me.

    Different shoe companies use different shaped lasts so one company may fit you better than another.

    Any company capable of outfitting tens of thousands of runners should easily be able to keep your feet happy for 5 miles a day
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  7. Visit  bradleau profile page
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    Quote from gladtobeOB
    Please tell me what kind of work shoes are the best. I am in desperate need of a comfortable supportive shoe.
    Thanks
    I would go to a foot care place where they will fit you with shoes, and orthotics, such as supports. It is well worth the money to get a good pair of shoes and inserts. I can usually get by with New Balance shoes, as they have a good heel support. I do switch to clogs,crocs, and the like when at home. Most of these foot shoe specialists will let you give the shoe a try at home. And exchange it if it shows no wear, for something better. I felt comfortable in a wider shoe than I got measured for, but do know how a narrow foot will hurt, too.
  8. Visit  Chiggysmom profile page
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    I have Birkenstocks, Danskos/Sanitas, MBT (at $245.00) and Allegrias. Birkenstocks are comfortable but the sole is really hard so I have to wear thick SmartWool Hiking socks with them because they're nice and thick. Dansko and Sanitas are comfortable (I have both) but not for an entire 12 hr shift. MBTs are comfortable too but not always for a 12 hr shift. Allegrias ARE THE WORST ones. They feel oh so good when I put them on, they really are soft but they have absolutely no arch support at all, so about 4 hrs in, my ankles are killing me, I have tried experimenting with them several times and each and every time I wear them, I have the same complaint about them. I think the thing about the foam molding to the shape of the foot is pure rubbish because I've had mine for over a year and they have absolutely no "molding" going on, they look as flat as they did the day I got them. They aren't exactly cheap either, I paid $115.00 for them. I consider the Allegrias the worst shoe purchase I have ever made!
  9. Visit  gobux90 profile page
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    I started with a good pair of tennis shoes (Nike), then bought a pair of Dansko's that you see everyone wearing http://www.dansko.com/At Work/Womens...ue Brown Oiled but they hurt my 2nd toe after about an hour.

    My best friend LOVES Dansko's so we were shopping one day & I decided to try a different style of Dansko - it is their new "tennis shoe". http://www.dansko.com/At Work/Womens... Coated CanvasI LOVE THEM!!!

    They have a more comfortable footbed with more cushion.  The heel height is a bit lower too - they feel more like a regular shoe. I also kinda switch back and forth between my Dansko's and Nike's.

    I think the biggest thing to remember is that your feet, ankles and legs are not gonna be "fresh" at the end of a 12 hour shift, but you have to find what works best for you. And some days, no matter what shoes you wear, your whole body is gonna be crying at the end of your shift!!
    Last edit by gobux90 on Feb 15, '12 : Reason: Typo
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  10. Visit  a10cowgirl profile page
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    I will always swear by Crocs. I have an extreme high arch, have lots of foot problems and have trouble finding shoes I can walk in. They support my arch, cushion my feet and legs. They don't pinch or rub. Can be bleached in the washer. I love them!
  11. Visit  fostercatmom profile page
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    I use walking New Balance sneakers with the "roll bar", keeps me from falling, which I used to go with all the stops and starts while on the floor. I also get the NB inserts or Red Devil (you put in the oven and heat them, then put them in the shoe and step in, they mold to your feet!). Always remember, if you wear the same ones daily, they are only good for 3-6 months.
  12. Visit  Vitabella profile page
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    The Dove shoe by Nursemates. I've never had a period of "breaking in" and I felt like I was walking on pillows all day. I've had the same pair for the past 3.5 years (time to get a new pair) and all of the reviews I read about the shoe online say the same thing. They look totally "old lady shoes" but they are so comfortable for 12+ hour shifts.
  13. Visit  Chiggysmom profile page
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    Quote from gobux90
    I started with a good pair of tennis shoes (Nike), then bought a pair of Dansko's that you see everyone wearing http://www.dansko.com/At Work/Womens...ue Brown Oiled but they hurt my 2nd toe after about an hour.

    My best friend LOVES Dansko's so we were shopping one day & I decided to try a different style of Dansko - it is their new "tennis shoe". http://www.dansko.com/At Work/Womens... Coated CanvasI LOVE THEM!!!

    They have a more comfortable footbed with more cushion.  The heel height is a bit lower too - they feel more like a regular shoe. I also kinda switch back and forth between my Dansko's and Nike's.

    I think the biggest thing to remember is that your feet, ankles and legs are not gonna be "fresh" at the end of a 12 hour shift, but you have to find what works best for you. And some days, no matter what shoes you wear, your whole body is gonna be crying at the end of your shift!!
    I'm gonna check out the new Danskos you suggest! I agree with the 12 hr thing. It's just so tiring to work 12 hrs and it's really tiring when you do two in a row, I'm always exhausted in every way the 2nd 12 hr shift. I'de still rather do 12 hr shifts than have to come in 5 days a week or 4 days a week (2 12's and 2 8's).


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