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  1. Visit  Tiffanybaybay 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
    This is going to sound crazy but I'm all into the barefoot/minimalist shoe group. It's a relatively new group of people. The same group of people who make those 5 finger/toe shoes that look really weird. There is some research out there that shoes with thick soles (which minimalists call marshmallow shoes) are actually no good for your feet. The argument is based on the idea that humans were walking, running, and hunting years before marshmallow shoes were invented. To make a long story short the feeling there is to go with a shoe that is closest to having nothing on at all. Similar to how humans have walked for centuries! SO I switched to converse. There are tons of other shoes out there a that are minimalist. If you go to a REAL shoe store they will know what you are talking about. In addition not only did I switch from Danska's but I worked all the way up to my 9th month of pregnancy with no more back or knee issues at all.

    So that's just an idea to consider. Good luck finding shoes!
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  3. Visit  soozabel 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
    After wearing Allegria's for a few months I noticed my big toe starting to hurt. Turned out the shoe pressed on my big toenail and was causing pain, had to stop wearing them. They have plenty of space to spread your toes, but not much space above the toes. I recently purchased a cross trainer shoe made by Dr. Scholl's that is very comfy and supportive with the gel insole, and less than $50!
  4. Visit  soozabel profile page
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    Sometimes your foot comes out of the open backed ones. I find I was always "gripping" the sole of the shoe and my feet hurt at the end of the day, as well as there not being enough toe room. They are wide for the toes, but too low, shoe pressed on my big toenail causing so much pain I couldn't wear them any more. I don't think rolling ankles would be a problem, they have a wide enough base.
  5. Visit  Chiggysmom profile page
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    Quote from Tiffanybaybay
    This is going to sound crazy but I'm all into the barefoot/minimalist shoe group. It's a relatively new group of people. The same group of people who make those 5 finger/toe shoes that look really weird. There is some research out there that shoes with thick soles (which minimalists call marshmallow shoes) are actually no good for your feet. The argument is based on the idea that humans were walking, running, and hunting years before marshmallow shoes were invented. To make a long story short the feeling there is to go with a shoe that is closest to having nothing on at all. Similar to how humans have walked for centuries! SO I switched to converse. There are tons of other shoes out there a that are minimalist. If you go to a REAL shoe store they will know what you are talking about. In addition not only did I switch from Danska's but I worked all the way up to my 9th month of pregnancy with no more back or knee issues at all.

    So that's just an idea to consider. Good luck finding shoes!
    I don't think Paleo man hiked around on concrete floors for 12 hrs at a time, barely sitting down. I tried Birkenstocks and they are as close to the ground and certainly not marshmallow soles, as you can get, and I have to wear SmartWool hiking socks because they are so thick andthey add much needed cushioning for my feet, without them, they really hurt my feet and I tend not to wear them.
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  6. Visit  Jennifer0512 profile page
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    I LOOOOVVVEEEE Timberland Pro Renovos. They are sooo comfy and supportive. I could wear them all day and not have any pain. Similar to others, I had Dansko's, but they weren't for me. Some people swear by them, but they killed the tops of my feet. Timberlands are great I'm so glad someone recommended them to me!
  7. Visit  BeaumontBigBird 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 swear by Reebok Walkers. They have an air channel underneath the foot that, when you put your weight on the ball of your foot, shifts support to the back of the foot; when you put weight on the back of the foot, it shifts support to the ball of the foot. They are quite expensive but they wear well and last a long time. I started wearing them when I was a CNA and could not believe how much less fatigued I was at the end of the day. They come in both men's and women's but really they are the same except for size--I wear about a size 9 in women's but when the store did not have my size, I was able to get a pair of men's in size 6 or 7 that fit just fine. I consider them to be well worth the money.
  8. Visit  thegreenmile profile page
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    A totally new concept that I've come across is at www.glaglausa.com. Feather weight, breathable, like wearing nothing at all! But I found that placing an insole inside is best for me...try em' ladies!
  9. Visit  zuzuspetals profile page
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    According to my husband's podiatrist, he says that Dansko's are the best choice if your job covers a lot of standing but not much walking/running (ie. in the OR, etc). Sneakers/running shoes are best for those who don't stand much, but run a lot (ie. floor nursing).

    Furthermore, how high is your arch? He states that if you have a high arch, you will tend to pronate your feet and the cheaper sneakers without all the expensive sole add-ons on the inside of your foot will be just fine. If you have low arches, then you'll be of the other 85% who need the expensive running shoes with all the built-ins.

    My job in urgent care now requires a lot of standing, so I notice that me feet are much more tired when I wear my comfy sneakers as opposed to the more rigid Danskos. It doesn't make sense at first, but that's how it goes!
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  10. Visit  speck profile page
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    I'm really interested in trying these. I have the classic Dansko that I wear at my current job that involves a lot of standing and I'm always surprised how happy my feet are at the end of the day despite the hard sole. I've had them for 5 years and they were the only thing I could wear during two pregnancies. However I do tend to roll my ankle in the Danskos. It looks like this new style has a shorter heel. I think they may be my shoe!
    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!!
  11. Visit  yousoldtheworld profile page
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    Quote from Chiggysmom
    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!
    This is confusing to me, because my Alegrias are not flat at all, they have lots of built in arch support and remind me of a cushier version of the Birks footbed, minus the toe bar.
  12. Visit  RN Zeke profile page
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    Love my skechers, have multiple pairs for work and home. Got sandals that are very cute too and love them!!My legs and hips stopped hurting after 6 days of 12 hr shifts in a row.
  13. Visit  bmsrn profile page
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    My favorite is Danskos. They are different at first because they are hard, and you wonder how that can be comfortable. But they are. I also have a pair of Allegrias. They are not as comfortable, and I feel like I have to use my toes to keep the shoe on, and my calves are sore half way through the day. I can work 3 days in a row in my Danskos, and my feet are just a little sore after that 3rd shift. When I first graduated, I'd wear Nike Shox, and my arch was always sore.

    Danskos are all handmade, so every shoe will fit different. You may need to try on 4 pairs of the same size to get the right fit.
  14. Visit  dcfashionista profile page
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    I wear skecher's to work. They have laces and are non slip. I like them and tomorrow i am going to put my insole in them.


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