Best shoes ever? - page 5

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   Annebug
    I think that changing it up is the key. I change it up pretty much every day. Crocks, new balance, dansko, and nursemates. It works for me! I'm thinking about taking an extra pair to work and changing mid-shift.
  2. by   RN NascarFan
    Croc addict here but I do have a pair of Quarks that I alternate with.
    I have tried regular New Balance but I can't stand the completely closed in foot.
  3. by   nites
    Since I work 12 hour shifts I was glad to find this thread. Will give at least one of these a try. Ours have to be closed toed and have backs.

    probably a good idea to change them up every day.
  4. by   haras regnurps
    ATTENTION!

    LADIES AND GENTLEMEN---------------------------
    google z-coils and see what you come up with.
    I can garuntee it will not be tired feet.
  5. by   SarahRNBSN
    I'm all for Dansko professionals. I have narrow feet with low arches as well as mild lumbar scoliosis and my feet and back feel fine after 12 hours. And thank goodness it comes in a narrow version! I tried birkenstocks, but they were just too painful on my arches (or lack thereof). Crocs are too loose and sloppy on my feet unfortunately. You may need to try different shoes until you find the best fit.
  6. by   haras regnurps
    Quote from SarahRNBSN
    I'm all for Dansko professionals. I have narrow feet with low arches as well as mild lumbar scoliosis and my feet and back feel fine after 12 hours. And thank goodness it comes in a narrow version! I tried birkenstocks, but they were just too painful on my arches (or lack thereof). Crocs are too loose and sloppy on my feet unfortunately. You may need to try different shoes until you find the best fit.
    I believe that the nearest place to get zcoils is near grand rapids Michigan. Think you should really give them a try. They are about the same price as danskos but you muxt be professionally fit.
  7. by   RedWeasel
    Quote from athena55
    Hello redraccon!
    Wow, well my all time favorite, most comfortable nursing shoes in this galaxy are called: Clinics. Used to be sold opposite MACY*S on 34th Street in NYC. Waaaay back in the day. Having a hard time finding anything that resembles them. They were all white, with shoelaces, made of leather, kind of resembled old fashioned nursing shoes. I still have a pair, but they are there to remind me of when I first entered nursing.
    Now I wear Army boots (smile) BUT my second pair of nursing shoes would be: Clogs. The wooden kind, not the kind that you can throw in the washing machine. Kind of expensive, if I recall.
    Here is one website that you could check out:
    www.medicalshoes.com/index.shtml
    I have had many people tell me how comfortable white sneakers/tennis shoes are, but IMHO I don't think they look professional at all.
    Good Luck in your search for the perfect nursing shoe.
    athena
    For the wooden swedish clogs (be patient need 2 weeks to break in proper-across top of foot-) try clogsonline, dalaclogs, clogwild. I got two pair from clogsonline. The dala horse ones, and plain white ones---VERY comfy after breaking in. I believe they have the kinds with closed backs too.
    Last edit by RedWeasel on Aug 11, '07
  8. by   GadgetRN71
    Quote from Grad In May '07
    I think that changing it up is the key. I change it up pretty much every day. Crocks, new balance, dansko, and nursemates. It works for me! I'm thinking about taking an extra pair to work and changing mid-shift.
    I have 3 pairs of shoes. A pair of Danskos, a pair of Crocs without holes, and a new pair made by Cherokee(they're a slip on and they are very light) because I was told that it is good to switch every now and then. Also, it depends on what color socks I have on-the Danskos are black, and I found out the hard way that they turn my white socks black!:uhoh21:
  9. by   ASSEDO
    I know folks that swear by z-coils.

    Just be careful around the old house cats that may get their tail between one of the coils. That was not a pretty site!!! :Crash:
  10. by   nervousnurse
    someone else may have mentioned these, but "MBTs" are amazing!!!!!
    They cost $250.00 (ouch!) but worth every penny! You MUST go to this website and check 'em out!!!
    http://www.swissmasaius.com/Default.aspx?lang=en-US
  11. by   maryloufu
    Just to let anyone know- the old Comfort Clogs from Allheart are back. They phased them out and had Italian style clogs for a while. I know that they take forever and customer service is not always good- but I ordered 2 pair because these shoes are the best I have found for work. (I have a Fred Flintstone foot- not pretty)
  12. by   MauraRN
    I swear by RYKA sneakers. I alternate 3 pair and I work 12 hour weekend shifts. I have a bad R ankle ( 2 sprains, 1 fracture) and s/p L knee repair and lumbar scoliosis. These are the only shoes that address my 3 issues simultaneously. You can check QVC.com, they have them as a special price at times or check online for RYKA.
  13. by   Penguin67
    Danskos! Hands down! After much throbbing in the legs/calves after a shift, a friend recommended Danskos, and I've worn them for two eyars now. You can buy them online cheaper than probably in town at a store. The sizes are European, so you may want to get sized in a local store, then look online for a cheap price. Some friends have bought them on Ebay. One caveat: you need to learn how to walk in them, as they are like a ski boot, tilted downward, but with a flat overall shoe.

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