Got my new shoes!! Feet feel great!!

  1. I am so excited over getting my new Dansko "jocelyn " nursing shoes. I wore them all day yesterday and my feet feel great!!! Definetly worth the price or $116!!
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  3. by   fnimat1
    That's great!!!! I've been thinking about getting Dansko nursing shoes also...white sneakers are not allowed... . I hope they make my feet feel comfortable also...are they compatible with orthotics. I had foot surgery 6 wks. ago and my podiatrist recommended I wear New Balance sneakers with the orthotics. I wonder if my clinical instructor will allow that also....hmmm


    Fatima
  4. by   kkbaroness
    The insoles in Danskos come right out so you should be able to put the orthotics in there too.
  5. by   wonderbee
    My feet are so sore after a 12h shift that they throb for two solid hours. I've been wearing K-Swiss generic walking shoes from the discount shoe store. Have you noticed that much of a difference with your new shoes?
  6. by   RedSox33RN
    Quote from kkbaroness
    I am so excited over getting my new Dansko "jocelyn " nursing shoes. I wore them all day yesterday and my feet feel great!!! Definetly worth the price or $116!!
    Thanks for the info!

    I got some Nursemates sneaker-y looking things, and if those don't work, I'll try the Dansko's.

    I have lower back problems - it just aches when I'm on my feet just standing around. It's not bad if I'm moving or bending, stretching, whathaveyou. I'd be interested in what those with lower back pain feel is a good shoe. I tend to spend so little on shoes, but in truth, it really is the more expensive shoe that can make you feel better. I decided not to "cheap out" on nursing shoes. The Nursemates are comfy, but then again, I haven't been in them for 10 hours on my feet yet! :chuckle

    We weren't allowed to have white sneakers either, but the Nursemates sneakers were okay. I didn't get that, since the only difference is the little blue heart on them!
  7. by   studentnurse74
    Quote from fnimat1
    That's great!!!! I've been thinking about getting Dansko nursing shoes also...white sneakers are not allowed... . I hope they make my feet feel comfortable also...are they compatible with orthotics. I had foot surgery 6 wks. ago and my podiatrist recommended I wear New Balance sneakers with the orthotics. I wonder if my clinical instructor will allow that also....hmmm


    Fatima
    They would probably allow it if you bring them a note from your doc.
  8. by   Ruby Vee
    Quote from RNKittyKat
    My feet are so sore after a 12h shift that they throb for two solid hours. I've been wearing K-Swiss generic walking shoes from the discount shoe store. Have you noticed that much of a difference with your new shoes?
    Danskos make a really big difference! They have great support, and they "give", too. Some cushioning. I've been wearing them for the past four or five years, and I won't wear anything else for work. (Although I did walk a half marathon in my New Balance, and I swear by them for that sort of thing!) Danskos are worth the money, and if you're not picky about color, you can sometimes find them on sale. MJ Feet in Seattle used to sell discontinued Danskos for about $30.
  9. by   nontrad1964
    In my program we allowed to wear sneakers, as long as white with no colorful logos. I bought a pair of Sketchers and love them. I noticed the heel sits up a bit higher and I find that my legs dont ache, as that is where I really feel it after a long day. I wonder if anyone has ever worn a pedometer to see just how much walking one really does.
  10. by   suzy253
    I still swear by my Dansko's (Jette). They are just great and won't wear out, I'm sure of it. Quite a difference and definitely worth the $$$
  11. by   GPatty
    Quote from wannaBEanRN
    I have lower back problems - it just aches when I'm on my feet just standing around. It's not bad if I'm moving or bending, stretching, whathaveyou. I'd be interested in what those with lower back pain feel is a good shoe.
    I tend to have the same problem no matter what shoe I buy.
    But I think mine is attributed to being overweight, too.
    If you come up with anything, PLEASE let me know too! :chuckle
  12. by   suzy253
    Quote from Julielpn
    I tend to have the same problem no matter what shoe I buy.
    But I think mine is attributed to being overweight, too.
    If you come up with anything, PLEASE let me know too! :chuckle
    Erm..the overweight & lowerback pain...that would be me too! And again, I recommend Danskos if you can afford them.
    Last edit by suzy253 on Jul 13, '04
  13. by   kkbaroness
    If you have lower back pain you might need orthotics in your shoes to readjust your alignment. They helped me.
  14. by   fnimat1
    Quote from kkbaroness
    I am so excited over getting my new Dansko "jocelyn " nursing shoes. I wore them all day yesterday and my feet feel great!!! Definetly worth the price or $116!!

    Kelly,
    I saw the Dansko "Jocelyn" shoes on Zappos.com...did you have to order your shoes one size up....a few of the reviewers say they had to do this.


    Fatima

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