Shoes - page 2

Ok...this might sound goofy for a question, but here goes... I will have to purchase my first pair of "white nurse shoes" by June (for school). I was curious as to what types of shoes you all... Read More

  1. by   Flynurse
    I have to have the sneeks. I'm just too clumsy to wear anything that doesn't have a back or that has too thick of a sole! Besides, if I need to RUN to a situation that is STAT...I like to have a good pair of sneakers to get me there (even if I trip on the way there)! :chuckle:

    Besides I have high arches and no nursing shoe I have ever tried on has given me any support or room to put in support for my arches.
  2. by   kittylilly
    in the past i've spent a small fortune on shoes. what i have found is that if you find a good quality athletic shoe your going to have more comfort for less the cost. they seem to "stand" the test of time. no pun intended. lilly
  3. by   liberalrn
    Try going to a good running store--NOT an ordinary shoe store. the people ther should be able to fit you nd tell you if you have high arches or whatever and then base your purchase on that. I have real narow feet with high arches and only my Rykas don't hurt. I ran for awhile but now have a horrible bone spur and so wear my orthotics and my rykas (2 pair--NEVER wear your nursing shoes for everyday--too germy!) all the time....Former poster is oh, so right----all God's chillun got 2 feet--take care of them!
  4. by   nowplayingEDRN
    Having tried what seems like every concievable type and style of shoe on the market (I am plagued by back troubles...and what nurse isn't...hehehehe ) I have found that the most durable and comfy "shoe" out there are Nikes. Good arch support, nice thick comfy sole for shock absorption and laces to keep them tootsies from sneakin out (pardon the pun! lol) But I have to emphasise it is basically personal preference. So try them on, run, jump and walk in them before taking them to the cash register and may your toes live in comfort for the rest of your chosen career! Vive ala feet!

  5. by   AmyLiz
    Thanks for all of your comments! I have a feeling that I'm going to have to take a day or two to visit all the shoe stores before I decide which will be the best!
  6. by   alwaysthere
    I find that if i bye GOOD athletic shoes and wear the inserts that my ortho doc says ive got to i have very little leg/back pain.
  7. by   askater11

    I seen other nurses with them on...I didn't like the look of them. I always used my running shoes. (always name brand shoes)

    One day the 12 hour nurses were talking about their great they were. I bought a pair because I was returning to a 12 hour shift.

    Wow I love my clogs. They are my all time favorite shoes. I wear them whenever I can. Even in the dead of winter.
  8. by   just tired
    I've got NB and Nike. My NB are the most comfortable anad have been the most durable. They also cost about $40 less than the nike (on sale-at JC Penney). You can also trough them into the washer and let them air dry. DON"T put leather shoes in the dryer. And make sure that they ARE leather and not man-made uppers. Your tooties need to breathe.
  9. by   sassynurse78
    New Balance, I will not wear anything else!
  10. by   RNinRI
    New Balance here too! I suffer from plantar fasciitis and these shoes are really comfortable and help me get through the day.
  11. by   funnygirl_rn
    I swear by New Balance too. I currently wear the 755 model, they are great!
  12. by   Chaya
    Only trouble I've had with my feet has been with the first two pairs I got in and just after school- both Nursemates. Have been ok with almost any good brand of athletic shoes plus orthotic inserts; lately gone with sketchers.
  13. by   whipping girl in 07
    My mom swears by Easy Spirits. I started out my nursing career with them, and they were pretty good, but...

    then I got my Klogs, and my life changed. My feet did not hurt at the end of the shift, even if I'd been on them for practically the entire 12 hours. My feet don't ache in the afternoon when I get up (like they used to). And my back doesn't hurt at work nearly as much.