SHOES: Are Dansko comfortable? - page 2

by ternerzero

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hello, i'm new to the forum. what is your favorite shoe and why? i was wondering what shoes are the most comfortable. i have heard that dansko's are well made and very comfortable. i would like to purchase a quality... Read More


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    I've tried various nursing shoes and Danskos seem to be the only ones that I keep going back to. They are the only shoes that after a long shift my back doesn't hurt. I found the backless clog more comfortable than the closed back one - I just need the firm arch and foot support that dansko provides. Klogs and Crocs are comfortable, but I find they don't provide enough support for my feet - they work better as non-work shoes for me.
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    I have Danskos for my off time. I have a pair of Danskos for work that i only wear if i'll be scrubbed on a long, long case, but they're not practical for me squat, bend, walk quickly down the hall, etc. when i'm not scrubbed. I wear Crocs 90% of the time.
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    You definitely have to go try on some shoes for yourself. I saw a lot of negative posts about Nursemates last summer when I was looking. I bought them anyway because they were the only ones in the store that were the style I needed for school (no sneakers or clogs allowed) and were wide enough for my feet. I have large feet (size 10) and lots of foot pain. These shoes do not cause me any pain. I have worn them for every clinical and recently started wearing them to work for 13 1/2 hr shifts. No pain, though my shift is mostly sitting.
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    When I worked in the hospital, I wore Crocs and New Balance shoes.
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    I have a pair of Danskos that I LOVE LOVE LOVE.
    But, they are a model that I don't think they make anymore - they have a more athletic sole that is not a wedge, so no ankle twisting issue.

    Does anyone have Keen's? Any feedback?
    Example: http://www.zappos.com/n/p/p/7202627/c/50622.html
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    I have a pair of Danskos that I paid over $100 for, wore exactly twice, and there they sit in my closet. They may *get* comfortable, but I can't stand feeling like I'm wearing bricks on my feet long enough to find out

    Today I bought a pair of Nike Air somethingorothers...with springy things in the heel. They were comfy as all get out in the store...we'll seeeeeee....
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    Dansko's are the only shoes that don't cause my feet to hurt after a 12 hr shift. They take 4-5 shifts to break in- I took another pair of shoes to work with me the first couple times and alternated them with the danskos. I wear the Professional Clogs.
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    I love my Dansko's shoes. I work float ICU/ER and they are the greatest. I use to wear NB and Nike, but they just don't last long. The Dansko shoe is a well worn investment for anyone.

    My 2 cents.

    Sarah
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    I love my Dansko's! You need to remember that each pair is handmade. So, you need to try on more than one pair in your size to see which one is the best fit. I have a wide foot and the first pair I tried on really hurt. Thankfully the shoe clerk told me the story about the differnces in the same size and had me try on a few different pairs in my size. I am on my feet all day in a Cardiac Cath. Lab. and they are the only ones that let me make it through those long cases.
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    I tried on Dansko's several times before I actually bought a pair. I thought the inside was not cushy enough. Last time I tried the pro clog on, I was in the store for a good hour....
    Having a bad back, the support is great. I just bought some Dr. Scholl's massage gel inserts to give me that cushy feel. The top is rather unforgiving when trying to squat down to do something, but I went a whole size larger & wear thicker socks than normal... No problems there.
    I love them, despite the occasional ankle roll, & will never use another shoe for work...I have to admit, I've only worn them for working in surgery...didn't have any when I worked the floor...


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