Advice on comfortable shoes - page 2

Hi everyone, I need advice on what are the most comfortable and long lasting shoes for general floor nurses? I live in Columbia, South Carolina. Thanks very much... Read More

  1. by   NICUismylife
    I have high arches and need a lot of support. Kurus work great for me. They are pricey though at about $140 per pair. Worth every penny though!
  2. by   kakamegamama
    Check out Finn Comfort shoes. They have replaceable insoles, and I wear them due to plantar fascitis and heel spurs. I'm also wearing a pair from Orthotic, which are made for plantar f. feet. They have a good toe box as well as replaceable insoles. Good luck in finding the perfect pair(s) for you!
  3. by   Pixie.RN
    I wear Brooks PureFlow running shoes. I wear my "retired" running shoes as work shoes when I get 300 running miles on them.
  4. by   NicuNurseD
    I'm a bit of a sneakerhead so when I first started working as an RN, I thought I could wear the most comfortable sneakers I have (Adidas Ultraboost III). My legs ached so much the following day! A couple of veteran nurses advised me to try Danskos (which I swore I wouldn't wear for what I thought were lack of aesthetics :-D ). But, lo and behold, no leg pain, no foot pain, no back pain. Really awesome support for me. I've worn the same pair for two years now. I use their Pro line. Love that they're easy to wipe clean, too!
  5. by   Boston RN
    ASICS sneakers and Akesso nursing shoes
  6. by   caffeinatednurse
    I like Nike running shoes. Yes, I am one of those nurses who buys expensive tennis shoes but they're the only shoes that work for me. I have tried true "nursing" shoes but I've found that at least in my experience, they're more stylish than they are comfortable or practical. I can run, bend, stretch, whatever in my Nikes. Plus, I like the options I have as far as color or style.
  7. by   VivaLasViejas
    For me it was always New Balance running shoes. They're a respectable price (around $70 and up) so you can replace them after six months or so. I love them because every pair I've ever tried on fits just like it was made for me. I still wear them even though I gave up floor running some time ago. I also love Crocs, even though they wear out pretty quick and you need to buy a new pair every few months. They're inexpensive though, which makes it easy to stock up on them and switch them out when you feel like it.
  8. by   HalfBoiled
    If you don't care about cost, 75% of my unit recommends Adidas Ultra Boosts. It is under $200 after taxes, but I ended up buying two pairs for work and casual.
  9. by   HappyMom5
    Quote from roser13
    Do a search here on About a thousand threads with all the answers you could wish for.

    Bottom line: Your feet are your feet alone and only you can figure out what works for you.
    Do a search here on translates to Use the search function in upper right corner of this site. Good luck
  10. by   SaltySarcasticSally
    Sketchers. I have 4 work pairs. If you have high arches then check them out. My feet never hurt.
  11. by   boquiabierta
    Quote from SaltySarcasticSally
    Sketchers. I have 4 work pairs. If you have high arches then check them out. My feet never hurt.
    100% agree! Everyone is so surprised that my work shoes are Skechers but they seriously feel like walking on air. I used to wear Danskos and way prefer Skechers. These are my current ones. Don't be fooled by the fact that they're called fashion sneakers.
  12. by   roser13
    Quote from marlena.erika
    I tried to look at and nothing comes up except for a site that says ""!!! Can you please give me more details about the site?

    Just a few.... not to mention that each of the most popular brands tend to have their own threads.

    Recommendation for comfortable nursing shoes
    The most comfortable Nursing Shoes
    What's the BEST nursing shoes?
    Fellow NURSES...Please offer your opinion on the best Nursing SHOES to buy.
  13. by   marlena.erika
    Quote from vampiregirl
    When I use the "search" bar in the upper right corner, I've found I have to scroll down to get to the AN threads - there are typically advertising sites on the top of the list.

    Lots of threads under the "Nurses" tab, then scroll down to the section on gear etc.

    My $0.02 on your question - I alternate between Danskos and Merrell. Sketchers with memory foam don't work for me. I've also found good socks make a HUGE difference.

    Good Luck!
    I love Merrell shoes.

    Now for the socks - what socks are you speaking of, compression socks? If not, can you please give me details of the socks you wear. Now I feel like a single white female haha.