I will be starting Nursing school in the fall and need some advice about shoes. I am 5'11" and overweight at the moment and have some back problems. I am wondering if anyone has similar problems or is in the same situation physically and what types of shoes you wear to minimize the fatigue, swelling, and pain at the end of the day. Thank you all very much in advance!
I too am tall and overweight and still on the search for a shoe that provides a good footbed, support, shock absorbancy and comfort ... and a bit of style! Some of my experiences are as follows.
The Dansko Professional with enclosed front and back walk very nicely and were comfortable at first, but it did not take long for the heel pain to start. After that, the ball of my foot became painful and then my feet seemed to move around too much in the shoe and everything hurt! Because I like their look, I do still try to wear them from time to time in some vein hope that they will be more comfortable and typically last no more than one 12 hour shift on them at a time. This stuns me because everyone I talk to seemed to rave about how comfortable they are!! Maybe it is the weight.
Crocs make your feet hot and then sweat. Never had sweaty feet until I started wearing them. They feel pretty good, but as someone else already said, they do not provide good support.
Birkenstock has worked out best of the shoes so far. Excellent foot bed and loads of toe room. But as a heavy person, you really notice the lack of shock absorbancy quickly. My heels get quite sore near the middle of the afternoon.
Thanks for bringing up the question and hope there will be more suggestions!
Last edit by mks1420 on Aug 19, '10
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