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Please tell me what kind of work shoes are the best. I am in desperate need of a comfortable supportive shoe. Thanks... Read More

  1. Visit  RN Zeke profile page
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    Hi dcfashionista,
    What kind of insole? I have worn out at least 2 pairs maybe 3 of skecher's. I have non skid for work and the regular ones for "play". I got skecher sandals last fall and love them!! Their price is going down, which is much appreciated.
  2. Visit  FitNurse869 profile page
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    I'm still having incredible heel pain. I work in the NICU where we do a lot of standing and a lot of walking for 12 hours. I've tried Alegrias, i find they stretch out, easy to kick off, roll ankle on, and the padding just flattens out. From what i've been told Dansko and Sanitas use to be the same company but have now split. Dansko's are now exported and made in china where Sanitas are still hand made here and are better quality. That being said, i tried Sanitas, my heels still hurt and the shoe its self was tight on the upper top ridge of my foot ( yet i'm actually flat footed and need arch support). Tried having them stretched out with no success. I've had custom orthodics made and have tried them in running shoes and my heels STILL hurt. I've also tried those hideous looking cherokee Rockers similar to the sketchers shape ups thinking it would shift some weight off me heels....but to no avail, my heels still hurt. I've also worn Crocs and find them to have zero support or cushion. Not sure what the next step is, but made another appointment with the podiatrist. Other girls i work with love the sanitas and the alegrias but they are just not for me. One swears by her Birks, and others by their new balance.
    Last edit by FitNurse869 on Mar 22, '12 : Reason: addition/changes
  3. Visit  RN Zeke profile page
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    Sounds like you need to visit a DOCTOR and see whay you have foot pain. Be a good nurse and get the appointment tomorrow!!
  4. Visit  MnemonicMonkey profile page
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    I'll add one no one else has mentioned yet that I found here. Shoes for Crews makes non-slip shoes mostly for the restaurant industry, so not only are they nice when things get spilled/vomited/... you know... they're comfortable for a 12 hour shift and 1/3 the price of a pair of Danskos (I originally bought mine in school and needed something plain and cheap- SFC's were perfect). That said, my wife works NICU and has 3 pairs of Danskos. Our hospital is getting ready for a uniform change and I'm thinking about trying some out.

    I also just got my first pair of Gold Toe support socks from Amazon. I've only worn them one night so far, but they seemed to really help the leg/foot fatigue.
  5. Visit  RN Zeke profile page
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    I was not impressed with their web prices as they are similar to store prices. They do look good in many styles. Danskos are too hard with little cushion, never found a comfortable pair that fits.
  6. Visit  Chiggysmom profile page
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    Quote from yousoldtheworld
    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.
    [FONT=arial black][FONT=arial black]LOL, I'm totally serious that mine are flat and they just outright hurt my ankles after a couple of hours. My ankles hurt so bad in these shoes that I have anticipatory ankle soreness now just by looking a them and I don't even have them on yet. So, I look at them (they look brand new) but then my brain/memory goes to how my ankles feel after wearing them for a couple of hours on the floors of my unit and I'm like "nah, I'll pass on that"! This is the ONLY shoe that I've ever had this experience with. I have MBTs, Danskos, Sanitas and Birkenstocks and they don't do this to my ankles!
  7. Visit  RN Zeke profile page
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    When my feet hurt I hurt all over....Anyone else expeience this? Love my Skechers!!!
  8. Visit  makd profile page
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    I have been wearing a new brand of shoes called Akesso for a little over a month now. They are great. Very flexible, easy to clean (I work in an OR) have plenty of cushion and are immediately comfortable. They are not hard on your feet and joints the way heavy clogs are. I wore those for years but cannot any more because of foot and joint pain. My open back (mule style) Akesso shoes feel just as comfortable after a 12 hour shift. I can highly recommend them to everyone.
    If you would like to check them out go to akesso shoes | designed for comfort, safety and style on the job.
  9. Visit  Despareux profile page
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    Quote from FitNurse869
    I'm still having incredible heel pain. I work in the NICU where we do a lot of standing and a lot of walking for 12 hours. I've tried Alegrias, i find they stretch out, easy to kick off, roll ankle on, and the padding just flattens out. From what i've been told Dansko and Sanitas use to be the same company but have now split. Dansko's are now exported and made in china where Sanitas are still hand made here and are better quality. That being said, i tried Sanitas, my heels still hurt and the shoe its self was tight on the upper top ridge of my foot ( yet i'm actually flat footed and need arch support). Tried having them stretched out with no success. I've had custom orthodics made and have tried them in running shoes and my heels STILL hurt. I've also tried those hideous looking cherokee Rockers similar to the sketchers shape ups thinking it would shift some weight off me heels....but to no avail, my heels still hurt. I've also worn Crocs and find them to have zero support or cushion. Not sure what the next step is, but made another appointment with the podiatrist. Other girls i work with love the sanitas and the alegrias but they are just not for me. One swears by her Birks, and others by their new balance.
    I could have written this about myself. Mine isn't heel; I've had plantar fasciitis on my right foot for last 13 years. The only solution for me is going barefoot; of course, that's simply not going to work when I'm working or going into public places. So sorry about your foot pain. Sometimes the pain can be crippling.
  10. Visit  christin82 profile page
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    Those of you that wear sketchers, what style do you recommend? I was looking into them and they have so many to chose from!
    Thanks!
  11. Visit  Despareux profile page
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    NB Minimus : New Balance

    Bought these a week ago. No back pain, foot pain, or knee pain. I can't remember the last time I wore a shoe without experiencing some kind of pain; out of the box or worn in.

    I had to buy men's because wide sizes in women's are not yet available.
  12. Visit  NursingRocks1998 profile page
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    My friend bought me a pair of white Skechers Shape Ups for graduation- I work 12s and they are awesome- so comfortable! They were weird at first since they are rounded, but I got used to them quickly and now I can't even tell they are shaped "weird". Good luck!
    RN Zeke likes this.
  13. Visit  booboo123 profile page
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    Dansko's are my favorite by a long margin. Hope you find something that works for you.
    littlebit_rn likes this.


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