I'm hoping someone can recommend a great pair of shoes for nursing students with high arches. I'm going into my second year of nursing school and with added clinicals this fall, I'm really in need of a good pair of nursing shoes. I have really high arches and at the end of the day my feet are KILLING me!! I appreciate all the advise I can get.
I have very high arches and used to always wear shoes with "arch support" and still had terrible pain. After reading the book "Every Woman's Guide to Foot Pain Relief" by Katy Bowman , I transitioned to "barefoot" style shoes (slowly!) and have had much less foot and back pain ever since.
Since your arch is a product of the interactions between the bones and muscles in your feet, and not a fixed structure, wearing arch support all the time is like wearing a brace- it's relieving while you have it on, but it can weaken and exacerbate problems in the braced part over time.
Last edit by emmy27 on Aug 6, '15
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