I am wondering if anyone on the AN thinks that the nursing socks they sell at uniform stores help any with leg fatigue. By the end of the day, my legs were dragging so I bought 3 pairs to try them out. After 2 days, they seem to help. But I'm wondering if it will last. So, does anyone else wear nursing compression socks? Also, could you share which brand and how much compression works for you?
Anything to prevent feeling like poo when I get home is a plus!
Apr 25, '14
Any good quality compression sock for nursing, running, training, etc. will be good. You may try Thor lo Experia running socks for compression & excellent cushioning in the heal & at the ball of the foot. However, they are a no show sock. Knee High compression are best for being on your feet for extended hours. Also for 6 hour+ shifts change into a 2nd pair of socks. This promotes airing out & drying of the feet. Try to get moisture wicking compression socks.
It's also in the shoes like someone above said. Pick shoes with a good support system for your specific needs & a good cushioning system. You can also add a top quality insole to add support & cushioning to most shoes. Look for Spenco or Sof Sol. My advice for shoes would be Asics or New Balance walking or cross training shoes if you have to wear leather shoes. Otherwise the Asics or New Balance in running shoes or Saucony, Brooks, or Mizuno running shoes.
Go to Luke's Locker if you have one and have them fit you for shoes. The Sports Authority, Dick's Sporting Goods, or Academy Sports & Outdoors are okay too. I worked in/around footwear at The Sports Authority for a few yesrs. Also a top notch place is The New Balance Store if you have one. Good luck!
Last edit by Camladybug17 on Apr 25, '14