OUCH! My feet hurt!! - page 2

Hey there! I currently work 12 hour shifts and at the end of the 12 hours my feet are killing me! I have worn orthotics since I was 17 for fallen arches, but it seems like in the past few years... Read More

  1. by   BabyRN2Be
    I can definitely empathize with this. I did a birth the other day in which I was on my feet for 17 hours straight (with the exception of a half hour break for lunch). I've had my New Balance shoes and they've worked OK for a while, but after a year I need to get a new pair of something. I've also heard good things about Birkenstocks, but I haven't seen them. When I picture Birkenstocks, I picture sandals, and hey, that wouldn't work with our dress code.
  2. by   April~futureLPN
    Um, I think we have someone with a foot fetish in our midst. :uhoh21: Achingfootman posts with that name, on his first post, on a feet thread. Then asks for pics. Kinda weird.
  3. by   Gompers
    Quote from BabyRN2Be
    I've also heard good things about Birkenstocks, but I haven't seen them. When I picture Birkenstocks, I picture sandals, and hey, that wouldn't work with our dress code.
    If you go to Birkenstock's website, they have "professional" shoes that have the same cork sole but they aren't exactly sandals. More like clogs - leather covers the entire foot and you can choose with or without a heelstrap. I hear excellent things about these and see lots of them at work.
  4. by   fotografe
    After you find a pair of shoes, invest in the THorlo walking socks. They have really think padding on the sole. It makes a big difference. They are $$$ but are worth it. Have your doc prescribe them as medical device! LOL
  5. by   nursemaa
    I was suffering from horrible heel pain after work for a long time. Now I wear Ryka shoes and the pain is gone- good arch support and cushioning, slightly wider in the toes- they claim to be "made for women's feet". You might want to try them. I think a year is about all we're going to get out of a pair of shoes, considering the amount of abuse our feet take.

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