Best shoes ever? - page 10

I've had it. My feet hate me. After another long day in the OR they are ready to sue for divorce. I need some new shoes!! This time I'm prepared to spend some money to get a really decent... Read More

  1. by   CrazierThanYou
    Quote from HawaiiRose
    Okay, this thread is confusing me to no end! Can someone tell me their personal favorite in a shoe for someone with my foot type and size? I am 5'6, slightly overweight (abt 30#) and have a neutral foot, neutral arch and no major foot problems. I have found all of the responses terrific, but still do not know what to try. I do not mind spending a small fortune to protect my feet and back and will plan on wearing support stockings for my new job working 12's in the ER. Thank you all so much!
    Well, like I tried to say earlier, we can't really tell you the best shoe for you. Everyone's feet are different. Some people can wear dollar store specials and be hunky dory. If I wore a low quality shoe for even a small amount of time, I'd be ready to chop my feet right off.

    The best thing to do is just try the recommendations! Good luck! I have shoes I like but I still haven't found the perfect shoe. I'm not sure I ever will!
  2. by   SCnurse2010
    I wasn't sure so I went to a store that had both Alegrias and Danskos to try them on. I tried Danskos first, had them on about 5 minutes walking around the store before my feet started to hurt. Did the same with the Alegrias and felt like I was walking on clouds. Just go put the different kinds on and wander the store for a bit. You'll find your shoe!
  3. by   CrazierThanYou
    Quote from SCnurse2010
    I wasn't sure so I went to a store that had both Alegrias and Danskos to try them on. I tried Danskos first, had them on about 5 minutes walking around the store before my feet started to hurt. Did the same with the Alegrias and felt like I was walking on clouds. Just go put the different kinds on and wander the store for a bit. You'll find your shoe!
    Ugh! I also tried Danskos. HORRIBLE!
  4. by   ClaireBug
    I like to go with the classic white Nike's. Comfortable and they don't make your feet sweat like the rubber clogs do. These are the exact ones I have: http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?lt1=_blan...FF&t=272169-20
  5. by   smelo
    I use my old worn out sperrytopsiders. After trying numerous old running shoes these are the only pair that don't make my feet hurt. I will be a lost soul when they finally need to retire : p
  6. by   kdipaolo
    Im looking to buy new shoes for the OR...I've been doing a lot of research and so far the best shoes I have found for the the best price are Calzuro Clogs (Calzuro). They seem to have really good reviews and their sterilizable which is good for the OR. Has anyone every heard of Calzuros? I know everyone has Danskos but these Calzuros seem just as nice, if note better.

    Thanks.
  7. by   nursefrances
    Quote from Gigi803
    I learned something new the other day regarding New Balance. I have had hit and miss luck with NB, and while shopping I noticed on the description that it listed "SL-2 Last." What the heck, I thought.... Turns out, NB shoes are build on one of several lasts - the solid mold on which a shoe is built. NB has 15 or so lasts, and each of their shoes tell you what last it is built on. The pair I've worn out and that I love is a SL-2, which has a narrow heel, high instep and wide forefoot width. Voila! That's why I love that pair. Anyway, if you are considering NB, note that they probably make a shoe that you'll hate and one that you'll love - you just have to have the info.
    Thanks for the info, your shoe description sounds perfect for my foot. We have a new balance factory store in my city and have been meaning to get over there. Last week my friend saw a podiatrist who had recommended New Balance shoes. I currently have Danskos, I like them pretty good but some days by the end of the shift, my heels hurt. A few weeks ago I shadowed at my friend's work for the day and I knew I would do a lot of standing and I wore my saucony running shoes, these were much more squishy then my Danskos. I think I will try New Balance next. One thing I don't like about my Danskos is my feet sweat (with my support socks on, I wear a pair of cotton socks too to help with this. )Any sweaty feet with New Balance?
  8. by   Graduation2016
    I love my Brooks. They're a bit pricey, but definitely worth every penny. I also like my new balance, and a pair or Skechers dee lite's I think are called. I wold in L&D and run around pretty much all 12 hours. Also these I mentioned really help me get through several c-sections per
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  9. by   kshirley47553
    Asics! Gel-nimbus 13. LOVE them. Had sketcher's shape-ups before, and loved them too, but they got ragged after a while. Tried brooks glycerin 10 for a few shift and my feet hated me for it. I've heard a ton of nurses say Asics and finally listened. AND they're not that expensive. Mine were $80.
  10. by   Indy
    I am short, small, 15 lbs overweight, with a tiny, narrow foot and a high arch. Oh yeah, and my knees and back aren't too good either. I keep wanting to try things that are "cute" and thus wind up with unstable little things that feel good until I try and work in them. Skechers would be good but their toe boxes are kinda cramped. I also find that I can get something and it's the most wonderful shoe ever, then 3 months later it's awful. Merrells were like that. I couldn't even stand up straight in the shape-ups, let alone walk. Dansko's were pretty good but I nearly broke my ankles in them, because I walk like a bowlegged monkey.

    The ones that lasted the longest were Nike shox and Kswiss. I keep putting memory foam insoles in my kswiss. Recently I spent a little money and got some birkenstock paris shoes, with the soft footbed and they come in narrow sizes. Those are great, but they're not too cute. And I had to shine them because I couldn't stand the matte black. (I swear those things used to come in white.) For support they are solid, they don't feel like walking on hard blocks, and I'm not hurting at the end. I took some shoes to change into, the first night I wore them, and didn't have to change. No break-in period was needed. We're at 3 months and they are still good!
  11. by   jadelpn
    I have a big foot, and due to copious wearing of heels and other bad for you footwear as a younger adult, my feel are really wide and I have a hammer toe little toe. Princess Reeboks are the best. The leather is so soft that it stretches where you need it to and it comes in both white and black. OH and high tops for those who enjoy extra ankle support. But I have the low cuts, they come in wide, and I have tried just about every other sneaker, clog etc out there, and these are the best. Can also take an insert if you need it......
  12. by   Chamae01
    I love my Saucony tennis shoes. My Nike Shox used to be comfy but they wore out pretty quick.

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