What are the best shoes for nursing?

  1. 1 I'm a new grad. Most of my previous positions required me to stand for long periods of time and I never really found the shoe that worked for me. The best I found were Crocs, but I'm not a fan of how they look. I'm very interested in people's opinion and what works well for them. I don't want to fight daily back pain and sore feet. I know that is going to happen, but I would like to minimize it as much as I can. I was going to buy the Dansko but wanted to get some feedback first.
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  3. Visit  chemisttoRN profile page

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    Joined Sep '12; Posts: 2; Likes: 1.

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  4. Visit  NRSKarenRN profile page
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    Moved to our Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear forum--see our previous posters advice.
  5. Visit  KBICU profile page
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    I have had knee pain most of my life (had surgery when i was 14) and when i first became a nursing assistant i worked at a nursing home and ever since then ive had occasional sciatic nerve pain. For these reasons I was very hesitant to get dansko but i decided to go for it and i LOVE them. My only complaint is the rainbow sparkle ones I got the patent leather began to peel off. The walking company said it was a bad batch and I got new ones which have been great. No back pain, no knee pain. If they arent comfortable or you dont like them most stores are good about taking them back
  6. Visit  WahineMakai profile page
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    I wear Danskos, and I cannot say enough wonderful things about them! I was hopeful that they'd work for me, as I injured my back fairly severely last year in a car accident and have lingering back pain issues. NO back pain, and my feet feel GREAT at the end of a long day.
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  7. Visit  JLO68 profile page
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    I am a nursing student and wear Dansko as well...still in the breaking in phase but so far so good....
  8. Visit  dee78 profile page
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    I think you have to take your own feet into consideration. I have a very high arch so I need lots of support and cushion. I love my Brooks Ghost running shoes. I have Ghost 4 but will be upgrading to Ghost 5 soon.
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  9. Visit  CrazierThanYou profile page
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    Everyone's feet are different so it is probably going to be best to try on a lot of different shoes to see how comfy they are. My feet are VERY picky and I can only wear certain shoes and since I have plantar fasciitis in one of my feet, they must have good cushioning.

    A lot of people recommend Danskos but I hate them. I tried on a pair and literally had it on for less than 2 minutes and my PF started acting up. They are extremely hard, like standing on concrete for me but lots of other people's feet like that.

    I like Alegrias a lot and I just recently bought a pair of Crocs Mercy. I wore them to work this week and they are really good. http://www.zappos.com/crocs-mercy-work-black-silver

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    also have a pair of Crocs Neria ordered but I haven't gotten them yet. I've heard good things, though. http://www.zappos.com/crocs-neria-work-black

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    ou said you liked Crocs but not the look. These days, Crocs come in a wide variety of styles so maybe you can find one you like!
  10. Visit  Martyne236 profile page
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    Quote from chemisttoRN
    I'm a new grad. Most of my previous positions required me to stand for long periods of time and I never really found the shoe that worked for me. The best I found were Crocs, but I'm not a fan of how they look. I'm very interested in people's opinion and what works well for them. I don't want to fight daily back pain and sore feet. I know that is going to happen, but I would like to minimize it as much as I can. I was going to buy the Dansko but wanted to get some feedback first.
    Do some research on z-coils. They are the reason I can still do 12 hr shifts in ICU with minimal discomfort. Not much pricier than Dansco and they wear like iron. I still have my first pair- I use them for day trips to a theme park or museum. Seriously minimizes wear and tear on joints . At 59, no arthritis while most of my other "mature" co- workers have had at least one joint replacement.
  11. Visit  JRP1120, RN profile page
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    My feet/knees/legs have been saved by Danskos and Sanita clogs! I swear by them! Check out clog outlet.com. They sell Sanita clogs as factory 2nds; I got mine for basically 1/2 off and I can't find a thing wrong with them to make them so low-cost! Site very user-friendly and shipped quickly. Try them...you will love the clogs and the service!
  12. Visit  irisheyesRsmilin profile page
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    I have not tried the Dansko yet. I wear Everywears clogs ( they look like Crocs) and wow what a difference. The look I dont care for, and my feet get very sweaty in them ( no ventilation) but wow my feet adore them. the other thing I like is that they are very non slip and even on wet tile and shower rooms, I have great grip and no chance of slipping. Gotta love that!
  13. Visit  navyguyhm3 profile page
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    Like most have posted..you just need to find what works for you. Myself, I have flat feet and most new balance shoes have arch supports, so I wear those and I also use the dr. scholls inserts, the "foot mapping" technology ones. My feet and knees have been abused from 10 years of military service and 2 years of combat and those insoles have worked wonders for me!
  14. Visit  jgr1001nurse profile page
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    Check out New Balance. A very sage piece of advice I got when I was hunting for my first pair of shoes: "Don't skimp on your shoes". Price is almost no object here. Obviously everyone is different, but I love my all leather New Balance shoes.
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  15. Visit  acbrn88 profile page
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    Also just something to note, I had worked as a CNA before but when I graduated ans first started working as an RN that was the worst foot pain I had ever had (nursing home nursing.) Anyway after that my feet would hurt sometimes after work my feet would hurt and still do sometimes a little after a long shift (hospital nursing now). But its not too bad. I have a pair of Danskos and also a pair of Timberland clogs. Both very comfortable although it may be important to note like previous comment said price cannot be an option. These are your feet and your legs and back You only get one set of legs one back!! Also the Dansko shoes do have like a'break in' period where they get formed to your feet as you wear them. Until they are broken in they aren't as great. They also run small. You dont want them tight! Sanitas may be the same way im not sure! Anyway... good luck happy shoe hunting!!


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