SHOES! - page 2

I am really on a hunt for GOOD, COMFORTABLE nursing shoes. Any suggestions? Nothing TOO expensive, after all... we are poor students ;)... Read More

  1. by   sandi1743
    after a horrible experience with Nurse Mates - they did not last a semester of 12 hour clinicals - i got my white danskos and have never looked back. i like the white (required by school) and as many RNs have told me nurses will always be allowed to wear white shoes. Yes, i wipe them down after shift and they have had a new encounters with shoe polish after some explosive events on floor - but whatever. I love my danskos!
  2. by   RainMom
    I bought a pair of white Sketchers Sport 3 yrs ago & still wear them. They are just now starting to feel like they are wearing down, so I put in a new pair of gel insoles every few months. Bought a 2nd pair recently in beige. I tried wearing my Nike's once & my feet hurt so bad by the end of the 8 hr shift, I've never worn them again other than a quick trip to the store. I like the Sketcher's so well, I don't think I'll bother trying any expensive pair of nursing shoes.
  3. by   Wrench Party
    People hate the Danskos, but whatever. I've had them for a year and a half and the more I wear them, the more I love them.
    I credit them for helping me avoid knee and foot injuries when running, because they promote proper
    alignment. I feel like my arches have also gotten stronger.

    When I graduate and get my first job, I'll be buying another pair in whatever color I can buy- maybe those sparkly rainbow ones
    you see the nurses on the floors wear.
  4. by   tnbutterfly
    Moved to Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear for more discussion.

    You might want to read through some of the other Shoe threads in this forum for more input.
  5. by   lizzardmommy
    Sanita sale on today I think! I love them and have been wearing them for years as a RN!
  6. by   ShantheRN
    Buyer beware on the Danskos. I wore them for 3 years without a complaint...then the pain started. There's a reason why podiatrists hate those shoes. I loved them because I have flat feet and they gave me awesome arch support. Depending on your foot, the hard sole (and they are SUPER hard) can damage your foot. When I got home from a brutal 3 night stretch and the ball of my foot and toes were numb, I admitted defeat. 7 months later I still have some nerve damage, although it is slowly healing. My knee problems are suddenly much better too.

    New Balance and compression socks. Podiatrist recommended and Shannon approved! Sometimes the solution isn't that expensive =)
  7. by   Twinmom06
    I have Danskos and like them but my one ankle suddenly doesn't so I bought a pair of Alegria's - LOVE LOVE LOVE them!!! always has last years styles on sale, so you can get them at a decent price.
  8. by   Flare
    i agree about the Danskos. They are expensive, and they do have a break in period, but once you get through both, you wont want anything else on your feet. I can't remember the last time i wore shoes that weren't Danskos - but it does bear mentioning that i have a very high arch in my feet.
  9. by   turnforthenurse
    I personally love Alegria
  10. by   LVN/RNBridge
    I have a pair of sanita clogs and they are very hard, but offer arch support. On the other hand, I recently ordered Algeria and they are amazing!!! There is a huge difference in the comfort level of these two brands. On a side note--I love the Alegria's so well, that I purchased a second pair.
  11. by   lizzardmommy
    Seriously! Huge sale on today! They are 50-75% off! This is how I got my first pair of Sanitas! They are amazing and I get so many compliments!
  12. by   punkydoodlesRN
    Sanitas on sale right now at zulily!

    Ends on Saturday I think!
    Last edit by Esme12 on Dec 13, '12 : Reason: removed hotlink
  13. by   relaxingbath
    Anyone have suggestions for male nurses?