Shoes...what do you wear? - page 3

No matter who I talk to, everyone has different opinions on shoes. I realize that everyone's comfort varies and different shoes fit people differently. So...what is your shoe of choice and why?... Read More

  1. by   TheCommuter
    Moving this one to the Nursing Gear forums.
  2. by   StudentNurseSteph
    I wear dankso...right now i have white because i'm in school but for graduation (may ) I am def getting a black pair!!!
  3. by   nurseangel5
    I am also a Nike Shox girl! In every color! I love them!!! It took a minute for me to get used to them but now that I am ...I love them! I also have a pretty comfy pair of KSwiss!
  4. by   NurseRatched67
    Dansko's or Sanita (same shoes)! I've been a nurse for over 10 years and have tried just about every "nursing" type shoe under the sun.

    I've found that when I started and was wearing running shoe or athletic type shoes, the support would wear out pretty quickly. I found myself replacing even the best brand shoes every year, or I would need to invenst in about 3 pairs at a time to rotate them. I also found that my feet would sweat in them more then leather shoes.

    So about 6 years ago I switched to Dansko's. There is a "breaking in" period which I figured is better to do walking around in them in your house. After about two weeks time, they are good to go. I've had the same few pairs of Dansko's since then and they are all still in great shape.

    They have great arch support and they are leather, so they breathe. They also have an anti-microbal insole, which is impressive.

    Plus just a bonus for me...the rocker soles make you about 1 1/2 inches taller, which is great for a shorty 5'4 like me!

    If you are interested in Dansko's or Sanita's, find a store in your area and try on a few pairs to find your right size. They usually retail from about $110.00 to over 200.00 for limited edition ones. Instead, after you've found your size, go to ebay and buy them there.

    I've picked up alot of New in the box Dankso's for 60-70.00. Well worth it!

    BTW...go home at night and put your feet up if you can for at least 20 minutes...that helps more then anything!:redpinkhe
  5. by   dwills302
    Crocs specialist do come in white. Go www.crocs.com, click on work at top of page then to specialist. They have vent and no vent varieties. I have them and think they are more comfortable than the other crocs. I have many pairs in many colors.
  6. by   shesa353
    One of my colleagues was just in my office and we were discussing Dansko. They get our vote hands down! Take care of your feet!
  7. by   K98
    Dansko Professionals in brown. My feet have never felt better at then end of 12 hours of continuous standing/walking. I save my Crocs for the beach.
  8. by   HeartJulz
    Love NIKE!! Hands down. Esp. the ballo nikes which they no longer make but I have a secret place where I can still find them. I can wear these everyday, work out in them, run, go to work... right when you get a pair you slip them on they feel like youve been wearing them forever... no need to break them in with the comfortable mesh, feet never sweat and I cant RAVE enough about Nike products .. love love love them! I have a gray pair and black and white w/ pink ...
  9. by   NurseRatched67
    for all you dankso lovers, here is some information i received via email from their customer service dept!

    thank you for your email and interest in dansko. i have great news! we are actually introducing a few new patent leather colors in the professional clog to our fall/winter 2008 season. the colors available will be claret (a little darker than the red, they're gorgeous!), navy, and black. also, there will also be a limited edition brown leopard patent, red leopard patent, and grey leopard patent, just to jazz things up! (we're also bringing back the confetti professional due to popular demand!) they should start arriving at your local dansko dealer by mid-june, and mid-july for the limited editions.

    (dansko actually made a pink lolita sandal in the past to benefit breast cancer awareness, there were a huge hit!)

    we're so excited about these new colors, hope you are too!

    sincerely,
    lise
    dansko customer service

    ps - btw i spoke with someone also at sanita clogs, the actual manufacturer of dansko's clogs (or they were until aug 2007!). they said to stay away from the "brocade" clogs that are out now and expensive. they come in black,brown and red brocade with flower patterns stiched in.

    sanita reps tell me they are having huge problems with the flowers that are sewn onto the shoe falling off. calling it a defect. if you have questions send an email by going to the sanita website at www.sanitaclogs.com. there is a link to send an email. they get back to you right away!
    buyer beware!
    Last edit by NurseRatched67 on Jan 23, '08
  10. by   sellen1972
    I always wore Nike Airs until I tried on a pair on Danskos. Now I'm sold and have them in black and white. They took a little getting used to, but now you couldn't pay me to wear anything else.
    sellen1972
  11. by   MegNeoNurse
    Nike Shox! Love them, and so do my feet!
  12. by   EmmaG
    Quote from sellen1972
    I always wore Nike Airs until I tried on a pair on Danskos. Now I'm sold and have them in black and white. They took a little getting used to, but now you couldn't pay me to wear anything else.
    sellen1972
    See, that is what makes me leery --- I keep hearing people say 'oh, you just have to get used to them'.
  13. by   dtray757
    :redpinkhe
    Quote from scallywags
    No matter who I talk to, everyone has different opinions on shoes. I realize that everyone's comfort varies and different shoes fit people differently.

    So...what is your shoe of choice and why? Also, what color shoe do you usually wear?

    Me..I wear Dansko shoes in black. They were rotten to break in the first two weeks and I could only wear them part of the day. Now, they are super comfortable. I see a lot of nurses wearing Crocs and I wonder if they offer good support and comfort?

    Thanks for sharing :spin:
    I wear Zcoils,because they have been the shoe that works for me
    I am older and 12 hours is a very long time to be on my feet.I am an ER
    nurse in a busy place.
    I have them in white,black,brown,navy , and gray.
    The Zcoil made a world of difference in my feet,ankles,knees,and my back
    I went from lots of pain in all areas to felling like I am walking on a cloud.
    thank you
    Last edit by dtray757 on Jan 25, '08 : Reason: misspelling

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