Nursing shoe suggestions for flat feet

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    I know there are several threads about this subject, but something is wrong with my computer and it will only let me view a few threads and does not give me the option anymore to view additional pages. Don't know what's up with that, but anyway, I am looking for advice on comfortable good nursing shoes. I don't have entirely flat feet, but I guess what you would call fallen arches or flexible feet. They are not wide either. I also over-pronate. At my age, I was also told to wear support hose for those 12 hour shifts Any recommendations on good comfortable shoes?
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    I researched a lot when getting ready for my senior practicum, where I'd be doing 12 hr shifts, and like you I'm also a flat-footed overpronator. The shoe I found that seems made for this type of foot/gait is the New Balance w587. It provides a lot of correction for overpronation and has loooottts of really great reviews (I checked Zappos). I've only worn them twice so far but they are comfy! The best price I found on them was through ShoeBuy.com (especially since with my bank, I got lots of bonus points for buying there). Hope this helps!
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    I am also flat-footed (very much so), and also overpronate. I was really into running when I was in my 30's. A friend of mine who is a marathon runner gave me a catalog (I think it was Runner's World) so that I could find the shoe that was the best for flat feet. The catalog has pictures of the different brands of athletic shoes, and it gives specifics on each shoe with regard to flat feet, high arches, weight, etc..I wore Adidas and Brooks athletic shoes, and they were perfect (I liked the Adidas the best) for running. I did wear the Adidas for 10 hour shifts way back when, and I found they were very supportive.
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    Quote from jillpaige
    I know there are several threads about this subject, but something is wrong with my computer and it will only let me view a few threads and does not give me the option anymore to view additional pages. Don't know what's up with that, but anyway, I am looking for advice on comfortable good nursing shoes. I don't have entirely flat feet, but I guess what you would call fallen arches or flexible feet. They are not wide either. I also over-pronate. At my age, I was also told to wear support hose for those 12 hour shifts Any recommendations on good comfortable shoes?
    If you get any good athletic shoe, and get some custom orthotics from a podiatrist, you should be able to wear anything (that has room for the orthotics). Orthotics will help compensate for your gait/pronation. However, I do not know the cost involved or whether insurance would cover it. Personally, I think SAS shoes are some of the very best shoes made-they last forever, just get the thicker soles for extended wear time.

    KK
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    Try New Balance WW927.
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    Moved to the nursing shoes and footwear forum


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