Best shoes ever?

  1. 0 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 pair of shoes that will be comfortable, supportive, and last. Fashion isn't an issue - I need comfort more than anything.

    So... what shoes do you recommend, why, and what is the price range??

    Your input is greatly appreciated!!
  2. Visit  redraccoon profile page

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  3. Visit  suzy253 profile page
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    I feel your pain. After Danskos, New Balance which of course are quite good, I found I needed more support, especially on the ball of the foot. Standing all day long was taking its toll. I found these shoes by Reebok called Actuator. I was dubious at first.....but what I like about these is they have that spongy cushiony bit in the front as well as the back. I got these at Zappos.com and so far my feet are very happy. I've received compliments on them too which I was surprised b/c they look a bit weird to me but like you, I just needed something!!!
  4. Visit  athena55 profile page
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    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
  5. Visit  neetnik461 profile page
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    When my daughter played basketball in high school (a couple of years ago) we made several visits to our local orthopedic (foot and ankle) specialist. He advised her to wear New Balance as her day to day tennis shoes, claiming that they had the best arch support and foot support of all the shoes on the market. Needless to say, my teenage daughter wouldn't be caught dead in a pair of New Balance . . . but . . . I remembered this advice when I went back to college and started nursing clinicals almost 3 years ago and it has paid off!!

    I swear by New Balance, walking shoes (not running, jogging, cross training etc . . .but walking shoes). Because what do you during the entire shift but walk! The pair I bought as a student lasted 8 months into my first job before they wore out. I recently bought another pair on sale at a local department store for 45.00. New Balance tends to carry just a couple of styles of walking shoes and they tend to be all white (which I prefer anyway). They are a little square toed and not the most stylish, but they are comfortable to wear and support my feet great.
  6. Visit  suzy253 profile page
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    Quote from athena55
    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.
    Something like these Dansko's perhaps?
  7. Visit  lindsey922 profile page
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    I like Crocs. You can get them at http://www.uniformhaven.com and click on the Crocs link at the top. If you haven't tried any yet you really need to. I love mine!
  8. Visit  glascow profile page
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    I agree with lindsey. I love my crocs! They are the most comfortable shoe I have ever worn to work.

    I bet half of the staff where I work wears them. They're contagious! I have a pair in 4 different colors. There kind of ugly, but once you get used to of the look thier kind of cute
  9. Visit  Surgical Hrt RN profile page
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    Quote from lindsey922
    I like Crocs. You can get them at http://www.uniformhaven.com and click on the Crocs link at the top. If you haven't tried any yet you really need to. I love mine!
    :yeahthat: I have tried everything from Danskos to Birks. Crocs are THE best shoes ever!!!!!! I have a bad knee and plantar fascitis (sp?) in one foot and after even 16 hours......zero pain! And, at $30 a pair....you can't beat it! I got almost the whole ICU wearing them where I work! :chuckle
    eshleman likes this.
  10. Visit  niccikatie profile page
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    I alternate between my Crocs and my Merrell Primo Breeze shoes. I LOVE both pairs.
  11. Visit  all4schwa profile page
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    if you like crocs, you'll love comfort clogs by allheart. i love 'em!
  12. Visit  TazziRN profile page
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    SAS. They run about $100, maybe more depending on the style. You have to buy insoles for them and change the insoles every few months, but they are SO comfy.
    lvnjden4ever, R.N. likes this.
  13. Visit  Halinja profile page
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    I spent a decent amount (80ish?) and got a pair of K-Swiss at the uniform shop. They're well padded, have good side and arch support and they are incredibly LIGHT. I weigh a normal tennis shoe in one hand and my K-Swiss in the other and they have to be at least half the weight.

    I'm the only one in my 12 hour clinicals that isn't complaining about my feet when we head out. My feet just don't hurt when I wear my K-Swiss. (I'm an older student, in my forties, a lot of things hurt more than the younger students, but not my feet anymore!!!)
  14. Visit  RazorbackRN profile page
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    Quote from redraccoon
    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 pair of shoes that will be comfortable, supportive, and last. Fashion isn't an issue - I need comfort more than anything.

    So... what shoes do you recommend, why, and what is the price range??

    Your input is greatly appreciated!!

    I have spent lots of money on shoes lately:
    $100 Nike Shox
    $75 K Swiss
    $55 Adidas
    $119 Dansko Clogs
    $30 Crocs

    Crocs win hands down. After a 12 hr shift, my feet do not hurt. With any of the others, I feel like my feet are going to fall off after about 8 hours.


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