Best shoes ever? - page 9

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   royhanosn
    to each their own! no one shoe is best EVER!! solid support, good arch, and LIGHT! your spending 8 to 12 hours in these booties. I prefer Avia's or saucony! Do you wear arch supports or orthotics.
  2. by   NC-RN2011
    I agree that switching it up is probably the best option. I find Dansko, Sanita, Crocs and New Balance my friends when working 12 hour shifts. I think it's all about trial and error. Good Luck and Comfy Feet to all !!!!!!!!
  3. by   evelynkarirn
    I agree with the many people who said Crocs - at $40 a pair, you can get several!

    They are really easy to clean (Sim
    ply Green and/or Mr. Clean Eraser), super soft on the feet, have massaging tips on the interior, and you can buy "shoe jewelry" (jibbitz) to customize or show some of your personality.


    I've tried Nurse Mates, Quarks, Birkenstocks, Danskos, Nurse Mates, big-buck tennies, and Sanitas - thought Quarks were great till I got my Crocs. Love the looks of my Sanitas (they're so cool), but the shoes I wear when I'm doing three in a row are my Crocs.
  4. by   NICURN29
    I like Crocs, and I got a pair of the professional ones, which don't have holes, have a higher heel cup in the back, and have a non-skid sole. I also have a pair of Alegria shoes, which are clogs made by PG Lite, and they are AMAZING. They have become pretty popular around my unit as well.

    I work 12-hour shifts in a level III NICU, and my feet are usually tired at the end of the day, but they don't hurt. I wear Danskos out in the world, but I don't wear them to work anymore because 12 hours is way too long to have them on my feet!
  5. by   Twinmom06
    I also bought Alegria's and absolutely LOVE them - haven't had them on for shifts or anything yet (I bought a pair of clearance sandals to check them out before sinking $110 on the professional ones) but so far I LOVE them!!!!
  6. by   SCnurse2010
    Alegrias are AHmazing! Love love love them! I'm trying to NOT buy another pair. I have talk and really can't justify another 100+ dollars for shoes I don't need right now. I use the Mary Jane style.

    (twinmom, I think I recommended them to you on a twin site we both frequent, if not then just ignore me lol)
  7. by   Twinmom06
    Quote from SCnurse2010
    Alegrias are AHmazing! Love love love them! I'm trying to NOT buy another pair. I have talk and really can't justify another 100+ dollars for shoes I don't need right now. I use the Mary Jane style.

    (twinmom, I think I recommended them to you on a twin site we both frequent, if not then just ignore me lol)
    you wouldn't be a big FAN of KT Tunstall would you?
  8. by   evelynkarirn
    Has anyone tried the Crocs Mercy? I'm looking for some only slightly obnoxious white shoes...
  9. by   SCnurse2010
    Quote from Twinmom06
    you wouldn't be a big FAN of KT Tunstall would you?
    Close! I'm a FAN of Kathy Troccoli (who goes by KT). Small Internet world, huh?
  10. by   Twinmom06
    Quote from SCnurse2010
    Close! I'm a FAN of Kathy Troccoli (who goes by KT). Small Internet world, huh?
    D
  11. by   Natasha1978
    Merrells run too wide for me. "Ecco" works the best, I own about 6-8 pairs of Ecco from sandals to winter boots, the one for hospital "Ecco Vibration II Mary Jane", fits perfectly, never get hot in them which is important.
  12. by   EleniRN
    I have tried Danskos, Shape Ups and Nike Shox, but my absolute favorite in terms of comfort are the Nike Air Max 360s.. They are a little pricey, but soooo worth it..
  13. by   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!

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