Comfortable shoes? Do they exist?

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    I'm searching for a new pair of shoes to wear to work. The ones I have now make my lower back hurt after standing for awhile. Any suggestions for a comfortable brand?

    Bonus question: Dr. Scholls custom inserts- are they worth it?
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    I just wear New Balance sneakers with some cheap shoe inserts in 'em. Works for me. NurseMates KILL me though!
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    I am a huge fan of Nike. They are durable, I can throw them in the wash and they come out okay, and they are the only ones that don't make my feet hurt.
    Tried New Balance but my feet AND knees hurt too bad in them, so now those are my grass cutting shoes!
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    Regular sneakers make my lower back kill but the Sketchers Shapeups totally took care of that! No more back pain!!! I just bought a pair of Danskos though, cause people rave about them. Haven't tried those yet. I'd say go try a pair of Shapeups, MBTs, or Danskos.
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    One absolute truth that I have learned: everyone's perfect she solution is different. And that sucks because it may mean lots of $$ while searching for the perfect shoe. But man - when you find that perfect shoe, it is worth it.

    For my plantar fascitis, Birkenstocks made me able to be a nurse again, after cortisone shots, PT and custom orthotics didn't work. Then after one of my arches fell and I could not longer wear Birks. Danskso came to my rescue and they are my current heaven on earth.
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    i've used Dansko Professional or Birki (a type of birkenstock) garden clog. both totally worth the money. there's a new shoe out too, called Allegria. also very comfy.

    good shoes for your feet, knees and back are totally worth the money. and if you buy on zappos it's free shipping and so easy to return.
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    I found these shoes at Kmart that were really cheap, called Therashoe.

    They're like a rip-off of shape ups, and are very similar to them. My back problems, and the feeling like I've been walking around disneyland all day stopped after I switched to them.

    Only complaint is that they are cheap (I think I paid no more than $15) and I will probably have to get another pair after a semester and a half.
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    Sorta. . .the answer is highly individual. Many love Dansko clogs.

    The only thing that works for me are the Wolverine Aurora Oxford with the Individual Comfort System (they have a circular insert in the heel that can be rotated to fit the shoe to your foot style - i.e.; need more heel comfort, or firmer support, or adjust for pronating, or whatever). I like them because they sort of give the clog look without the high sole. Pretty good toe protection, also.

    Even there, I tried Dr. Scholls gels, which were OK, but didn't do anything for the forefoot area. DH found me SofSole (www.sofsole.com) gel heel cups and forefoot cushions at Sports Authority - thank goodness! No more limping through shifts!
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    Quote from Ashley, PICU RN
    I'm searching for a new pair of shoes to wear to work. The ones I have now make my lower back hurt after standing for awhile. Any suggestions for a comfortable brand?

    Bonus question: Dr. Scholls custom inserts- are they worth it?
    Nurse Mates
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    Since a friend introduced me to Merrell shoes (Jungle Moc Pro) I haven't wore any other shoes. My feet used to kill me especially my heels. Now I don't have that problem. I have tried to talk my coworkers into getting some Merrells when they complain about their feet. They don't want to buy anything online just in case the shoes don't fit, and they would have to return them. So I tell them to keep buying their cheap shoes, and let their feet hurt then.


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