Best shoes ever? - page 8

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   sunshines66
    hard to tell what would work best for you everyone is so different. I have been wearing Birkenstocks for the last 15 years. They are wonderful for me. I wear the clog and have the cork replaced when needed. I paid $105 for the shoes and pay about $50 to have the bottoms redone. I have two pair that I trade off with.
  2. by   mrscoozy
    i too was a new balance fan for a long time, but after working three 12's in a row for a few months me feet and legs couldn't take any more! so i went in search of a new pair that would give me the support i need. i bought a pair of asics, cost me $130 and worth every penny!! my feet and legs no longer ache after a long weekend. it's amazing, i will never buy any other kind ever again!
  3. by   CrazierThanYou
    Quote from silvergirl
    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.
    Wooden clogs??? Sounds like a NIGHTMARE! My feet hurt just thinking about it....
  4. by   j_tay1981
    My New Balance weren't cutting it for me, so I switched to Birkenstocks. Once broken in, they work great. I also wear Croc Specialist Vents, and they are the only shoe where my feet don't hurt after a clinical. I also have a pair of Dansko's on order that should be good, too. Sneakers just don't work for me on these long shifts
  5. by   CrazierThanYou
    Quote from j_tay1981
    My New Balance weren't cutting it for me, so I switched to Birkenstocks. Once broken in, they work great. I also wear Croc Specialist Vents, and they are the only shoe where my feet don't hurt after a clinical. I also have a pair of Dansko's on order that should be good, too. Sneakers just don't work for me on these long shifts
    I hear a lot about how comfy New Balance are..... from healthcare workers and people in general. But, I find New Balance to be ANYTHING but comfy.

    Just goes to show, everyone is going to have a different "best" shoe.
  6. by   steelcityrn
    Another good brand is S.A.S. They are leather, air padded and made very well. Where I buy them, you can step your foot into a mold, and they can build up the arch or heel as needed. You can buy the white shoe polish they make them, and pretty much cover any marks. You will get tired of looking at them long before they wear out. And, as far as new balance, nike and the others, if you tend to wear your sole down on one side, these shoes wear faster, but the S.A.S. stay even much longer.
  7. by   kawaiikw
    I love my Alegria Shoes. Great memory foam footbed with superior arch support. My feet still feel great after standing and walking around all day. plus they have a mild rocker outsole. it s not like MBT that requires you a learning curve to learn how to walk in them. and they have tons of colors to choose from. I had a hard time deciding which one to get, I ended up buying several of them. :P

    http://www.alegriashoes.com
  8. by   C2Allen11
    The new nike Lunar running shoes are SO comfortable.
  9. by   Zippitydo
    I started with nurse mates and have drifted back to them after trying some of the latest fads. To me they are just more proffessional looking and all in all a pretty comfortable. They also have gotten away from just white and have added many colors and are quite fashionable. ( I presently wear the Bryar in black ($65.00)and can also wear them with blue jeans.) I used to wear running shoes but after some time my feet began to have some trouble. I learned after speaking with some runners that these shoes are very light weight for a reason and really only are good for 300 to 400 miles before they start breaking down. Not really made for 12 hour day to day use.
    In any case what ever you choose have a couple different pair so you can rotate them.
  10. by   Sabr&Shukr
    I usually wear Privo by Clark's - Very good brand, very comfortable. But you have to be careful, once they start getting worn, they become slippery. I just bought a pair of DAWG's - Love, love, love them.
  11. by   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.
  12. by   beebeas
    Thanks for the information. I have had a pair of Dansko clogs for almost a year and they kill my feet! My second toe on my right foot is totally numb. And I also have a bunion on that foot and these clogs have made it so much worse. I wish I could take these clogs back and get my money back but it has been a year since I bought them. My feet kill me at the end of the day and now the pain often continues late into the night, preventing me from sleeping. I have a friend who got shoes from Alagria.com and she loves them. Anybody have any comments about these shoes?
  13. by   alohagirljam
    i have sanita's they come in cute colors and designs, and they're cheaper than dansiko's love love love them!

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