My feet HURT.

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    I am in NS and work at a job where I am on my feet for at least 8 hours straight every day. I might get a 10 minute break a shift to sit down but that's another story. Lately my feet have been hurting REALLY bad across the ball of my foot (top and bottom) and I think it might be because my new tennis shoes that I wear for work (Avia I think) are too narrow. Does anyone wear wide width shoes and have suggestions for some shoes I could wear that would be at least a little bit comfortable? I can wear basically any type of shoes at work right now in almost any color. I have tried almost every brand of tennis shoes to no avail: New Balance, Reeboks, Adidas, Avia, Nike, Converse, Airwalks, all manners of generic Croc-style shoes, Baby Phat, Ecco Red... you name it, I have probably tried it. Haven't tried any nursing shoes yet so I hoped maybe someone had suggestions. Really appreciate any suggestions! Thanks in advance.
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    I have MAJOR problems with my right foot due to an injury. The only shoes I will wear to work are Dansko clogs.
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    My feet have always hurt due to them being flat. The only nursing shoe that works for me are Klogs. The soles are so cushiony and even when I'm running around on the floor all night my feet may hurt only a little. I had no luck with sneakers AT ALL. Dansko's are too hard. I don't know how people can wear those but they say Dansko's are good for the back. I really don't have problems with my back only my feet. Each pair of Klogs I've ever purchased are the same, soft & cushiony. I even have a pair I wear around the house.
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    If possible, see a podiatrist. He will do xrays to diagnose your problem and from there, he should recommend the type of shoe that should work for you, and also may order orthotics.
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    I have flat feet also and for 2 years I wore crocs/clogs. They finally did my feet in and I now have plantar fasciitis severely in my right foot. At first I tried insoles and wrapping it but that would only last about 4-6 hours into a 12 hour shift. After trying many different tennis shoes & insoles I finally broke down and bought me a pair of z-coil shoes. There was instant relief and that same night I bought them I walked 2 miles just to test them out. There was no more pain when I walked. They are a bit pricey like around $200 but considering how much I've spent on everything, these are well worth the price. Good luck.
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    Nike Shox + orthotics (I too have PF) = happiness in my feet.
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    Orthotics are The Bomb!!!!!
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    Quote from cdktRN
    I have flat feet also and for 2 years I wore crocs/clogs. They finally did my feet in and I now have plantar fasciitis severely in my right foot. At first I tried insoles and wrapping it but that would only last about 4-6 hours into a 12 hour shift. After trying many different tennis shoes & insoles I finally broke down and bought me a pair of z-coil shoes. There was instant relief and that same night I bought them I walked 2 miles just to test them out. There was no more pain when I walked. They are a bit pricey like around $200 but considering how much I've spent on everything, these are well worth the price. Good luck.
    I am also considering purchasing those shoes; they are a bit strange looking, but anything to preserve the footsies!
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    Quote from Elvish
    Nike Shox + orthotics (I too have PF) = happiness in my feet.
    Quote from diarygirl512
    Orthotics are The Bomb!!!!!

    Orthotics!!!

    Orthotics plus great sneaks (new balance for me)!!
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    i'm way past being a new nurse but....i really like sofft and nurse mates, great on hard linoleum, supportive..nm tessa shoes are almost cute!


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