Advice on comfortable shoes - page 3

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   marlena.erika
    Quote from 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!
    Thank you!
  2. by   marlena.erika
    Quote from 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.
    Thanks
  3. by   marlena.erika
    Quote from 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!
    Wow I am going to take a look at them. Thanks!
  4. by   marlena.erika
    Thank you so much everyone... I guess this week will be RN shoe shopping this week!!!
  5. by   JohnHood
    When I was working as a supervisor I walked miles everyday. The best shoes I found were Sketchers.
  6. by   Katiejay
    I alternate between dansko pro xp and running sneakers. I also wear compression stockings everyday.
  7. by   NurseK14
    Brooks adrenaline. I have wide feet but they've served me well for about a year now and my feet and my body are as happy as ever.
  8. by   Eileen68RN
    Z-coils
  9. by   cardiacfreak
    I love my Rykas. Crocs are ugly but comfortable. Danskos did not work for me.
  10. by   Bchapm01
    My favorite shoes were Dansko clogs. This opinion comes from an RN with 20 years of acute care experience.
  11. by   Steffy44
    I'm a Brooks girl. I have plantar fasciitis in both feet. With taping and my shoes I can make it through most of my shift with minor pain. Be care of Danskos, etc. have seen a lot of nurses twist ankles. One got hers caught on the stairs and ended up with an open fracture and emergency surgery.
  12. by   minnie.tbl
    After having tried many brands and types of shoes, I have found Alegria to be the most comfortable. They have a lot of cushioning and the shoe conforms to your foot after wearing them for a while. I've got plantar fasciitis, osteoarthritis in feet as well as tendinitis and with Alegria shoes, I can make it on a busy surgical floor for 12 hour shifts with little to no discomfort.
  13. by   Reyn04
    Quote from Flo.
    Crocs. Lightweight and oh so comfy
    Loved my crocs as a unit secretary & nursing student but... After my 1st year of nursing in Crocs Professionals I could hardly put my foot down without pain. They were not great for me with plantar fasciitis.

    I found that Danskos or Alegrias are best for me. I can work 3-4 12 h shifts & still walk at the end. Also, they have a back in some styles, & no holes in most styles (as people... leak sometimes).

    For either brand I buy a half a size larger & would recommend getting fitted if possible at least to get the right size the first time since both use European sizes. The Walking Company (shoe store) may help. As both shoes are expensive, some stores may give discounts to local hospital workers. Sometimes there are sales for $99 but no, cheaping out on work shoes for nurses is not the way to go. They need a little breaking in period but once accomplished, they're as comfy as slippers to me.

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