Shoes...omg my feet are in heaven!! - page 2

I am sure there are probably already posts recommending these. But, today I went out and bought myself a pair of Crocs thanks to my hubby who raved how good they were suppose to be. After trying them... Read More

  1. by   NurseFirst
    Quote from germanmoni
    Hi,
    Im writing from Germany so sorry for the mistakes...
    Does anyone know Masai barefoot technique shoes?
    Ive got them 2 years ago and since the first day I m walking on clouds.
    20 years of nursing never satisfied with the shoes I tryed Birkenstock made my feet wider ,clogs made them burn, sneakers let them smell... after I started to work in a nursing Home and was respnsibel for 40 Pat. on 5 Floors I sometimes wanted to cry my feet were killing me my back was aching
    so a kollege told me about these shoes after my Ortopedist strongly recommended these shoes I whent off to buy them . This was an experience for it self i got the shoes for 3 days to test at home because they make you walk totally diferent. These shoes increase muscle activity &circulation, leads to a relaxed upright poture, relives muscular tension and joint problems and the best is they shape your legs and b... without going to the Gym
    www.masai.ch
    Ummm....I think a lot of facilities won't allow open-toed shoes (aka sandals).
    Just a thought.

    NurseFirst
  2. by   11:11
    Ive said it before and I'll say it again.

    It doesnt matter how good the shoe is. What matters is your feet, what type they are, and how you walk.

    You can spend $300.00 on a pair of shoes and if they arent constructed for your foot and gait, your feet, knees, hips, and back will hurt.

    I had to learn this the hard way first after running in combat boots, second going through the legions of running shoes, then finding a good shoe for the floor.

    For me Asics 2090s work on the floor, and Asics Kayanos for running. This doesnt mean theyll work for you. I have a narrow, flexible foot, and I am a moderate over pronator.

    See a sports physiologist. Preferabley one who specializes in running and gait issues. They can tell you what type of foot you have, what your gait is, then recommend a shoe type. And insoles and orthotics arent the answer if your foot doesnt require them. My wife cant walk comfortably without them. My Doc refuses to even discuss them with me.

    I spend at about 36 60 hours a week on the floor doing 12-16 hour shifts. I have to be able to run 2 miles in under 15 minutes, 5-6 miles at a 7 minute/mile pace for the military. My feet are important as are my legs and back.

    For what its worth-

    11
  3. by   JVanRN
    Quote from NurseFirst
    Ummm....I think a lot of facilities won't allow open-toed shoes (aka sandals).
    Just a thought.

    NurseFirst
    they had some closed toe shoes too....you have to click on one of the other links (forgot which one sorry) on the site.
  4. by   nosonew
    The day after I read this, a co-worker from another unit came to help..guess what she was wearing? Crocs! I tried them on! They also have Cayman style which are for narrower feet... They did feel great!
  5. by   Morning-glory
    I found their site in English. Actually a Canadian site but they do have links to the US.

    Here it is. With lots of models to look at too.
    http://www.aviva.ca/files/shoes.htm


    Interesting concept.

    Jacquie
  6. by   jnette
    Quote from mjlrn97
    Thank you........I will definitely check 'em out. I don't care if they're ugly as sin---if they're comfortable and make it possible for me to work a few more years, I'll buy some.
    Big Fat Ditto there !!!
    wooohooooooooo !!! Going to check out the website now. Thanx for the info.
    Thirteen hours of run, run, run is so NOT appreciated by my poor footsies ! :uhoh21:
  7. by   meownsmile
    Cocs would be big nono at my facility. No open shoes.
  8. by   vellie
    [Ive been wearing quarks for over a year now and love love love them. I had arthoscopic surgury on my knee and they really absorb the shock of 12-13 hours of beating the floors. They claim to weigh the amount of 43 cents. Cost about 50 dollars..hold up very well. I keep them clean using softscrub.
  9. by   t2000JC
    Anyone try the highland or metro models? t.
  10. by   jnette
    Quote from vellie
    [Ive been wearing quarks for over a year now and love love love them. I had arthoscopic surgury on my knee and they really absorb the shock of 12-13 hours of beating the floors. They claim to weigh the amount of 43 cents. Cost about 50 dollars..hold up very well. I keep them clean using softscrub.

    "quarks"..? Or did you mean "crocs".... really need to find some GOOD shoes, guys.
  11. by   RN4NICU
    Quote from jnette
    "quarks"..? Or did you mean "crocs".... really need to find some GOOD shoes, guys.
    I think she meant quarks

    http://www.myquarks.com/quarkwomen.htm
  12. by   RN4NICU
    Quote from meownsmile
    Cocs would be big nono at my facility. No open shoes.
    The highland style looks to be completely closed at the front of the shoe.
  13. by   meownsmile
    Quote from RN4NICU
    The highland style looks to be completely closed at the front of the shoe.
    My facility gets upset with open backs also. They want the foot covered from just below the ankle.

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