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Best shoes for OR nursing

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RickyRescueRN has 21 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in ICU, Trauma, CCT,Emergency, Flight.

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Hey all,

I'm looking for your input on what you find the best and most comfortable shoe is , to wear if you work in the OR. When I worked in the ICU years ago, I found my Dansko's to be pretty comfortable. Any feedback/recommendations greatly appreciated. 

 

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UndecidedRNBSN has 1 years experience as a BSN and specializes in Urology First Assist.

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I have Kuru’s and they are the BEST!!!!!

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FurBabyMom has 8 years experience as a MSN, RN.

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If you're used to wearing Danskos - there is nothing wrong with them.  I have a pair at work.  I also have Calzuros and a pair of tennis shoes at work.   Depends on the day which I wear.  If I'm assigned to scrub and stand all day, I may not wear my Danksos.  This is probably more personal preference than anything. 

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Ruby Vee has 40 years experience as a BSN and specializes in CCU, SICU, CVSICU, Precepting & Teaching.

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Danskos have the best arch support.  But what shoes are most comfortable will depend upon your feet.  

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It really depends on your feet. For me, the best I have found is my wide new balance 1540v2 shoes with Dr scholls inserts. Anything else is pure pain after a long day. I swear by them so much that my closet shelf is full of them in case they are discontinued! 

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Ones that are comfortable for you and give good support. I change my shoes out about every 6 months just because the way I wear them out. If you buy cheap shoes your feet will not like you. 

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I developed Plantar Fasciitis my first year in the OR. Brutal. Nothing helped and I dealt with it for over a year... until I bought some Adidas Ultra Boost! I swear by them. Look up how their technology works. Great investment! 

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ST2ORBSNRN has 27 years experience as a ADN, BSN and specializes in Adult Orthopedic + Neuro Spine.

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I have worn Dansko’s for over 20 years with no problems (5-8 hr. shifts as a Surgical Technologist). However, now I am a bit older, heavier, and working 3-12 hr shifts per week as a Circulator & Scrub... Dansko's do not work for me on a 12+hour shift. I have also had problems with Plantar Fasciitis (taping my feet helped for my Plantar Fasciitis)...

I now wear HOKA, and days where I walk less than 10 miles in a 12 hour shift they are fine. 

But just this week, I walked over 30 miles during my 3-12+ hours shift... one day this week I had a 12 and was on call and the HOKA’s weren't working... I truly think with that many miles in a day on my feet these days + my age and weight, I do not think they make a shoe that will help with the pain from that kind of milage daily... I added Ibuprofen this week and it helped (I’m not suggesting medication just saying what worked for me)...

I am looking at KURU’s (*Thanks, UndicidedRNBSN RN*) and hoping to find something to help... I have even considered changing my shoes to a different pair during my 12 hour shift...

Good luck finding your work shoe... 27 years working in the OR and I haven’t really found a “best” shoe...

 

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