Hi everyone I just got accepted into Nursing School for this August. I have scoliosis and my back tends to hurt after im on my feet for a long time. Does anyone have this problem. I was wondering what shoes I should buy for my clinicals? thanks
They kind of look funny, but I have the Z-coils, and love em. I too have back issues and they seem to decrease the issues when on my feet for extended periods of time; You might also look into the Reebock "EasyTones" they are really cushion-y in the heel so they also help with my back issues.
Hope this helps. Also don't forget to get help to move/lift patients. This will help decrease back injuries. I learned this the hard way. ;0)
Jul 10, '10
I have stenosis, bulged disks and constant muscle spams. My first clinical I used white Sketchers and my feet and back killed. My second one I bought a pair off pull on clog like but wil backs nurse mates shoes and I love them! Another friend of mine with a bad back likes those new rocker looking shoes. I can't think of what they're called but I'm sure you heard of them.
Jul 17, '10
Try the shape up's by sketchers. They are wonderfule and they will make clinicals and future life as a nurse on your feet good.
Jul 22, '10
I'd recommend Alegria Shoes. It features rocker outsole and removable footbed for your own orthopedic footbed. You can read many happy reviews on it's facebook page.
I've tried so many different shoes. While I wouldn't say I have a "bad" back, I am overweight and I do get an achy back by the end of my shifts sometimes.
Currently, I alternate between a pair of the new Crocs Mercy Work (they have a bit more arch support than other crocs, and they also are more slip resistant and have no holes in them) and a pair of Birki Dorian clogs.
Alternating them works well for me, switching back and forth between super padded and super supportive.
I also have a pair of Klogs that are amazing for my feet and my back feels good in them, but I don't wear them as often because they are a bit clunkier and have a 2 inch heel - I'm so paranoid about rolling an ankle.
I've also tried Nursemates and Danskos and absolutely hated both with a burning passion! Least comfortable shoes I've ever worn.