Which Shoes Are Best? - page 3
I'm a nursing student who is going to be starting a new position as a Unit Tech in a CCU in a couple of weeks. I'll be working two 12 hour weekend shifts and one 8 hour weeknite shift and I really... Read More
Jun 27, '01Occupation: Sometimes burntout ICU RN Joined: Jun '01; Posts: 121; Likes: 20I get huge rocks (callouses) on the bottoms of my big toes and plantar area, from being on my feet
13-16 hours per day. I've tried every brand of shoe out there. Nothing helped 'til I started seeing a podiatrist, and forcing myself to sit more, even if just for a minute, while talking on the phone, looking up a med, charting, etc.
A podiatrist (or a pedorthist) can make you some
custom inserts so you can wear almost any shoe.
They like you to bring the shoes you pick out, then they fit you for inserts by making a plaster or foam mold to your foot. My insurance paid for it, after pre-auth by the Dr's office checking with them. As far as regular shoes though, I agree that New Balance is great (lots of toe spread)
HATE Reebox DMX (too squeaky and boxed in/hot)
but I love Nursemates with my orthotics, they are perfect. Hate birkis, they feel like wood.
Jun 27, '01Occupation: lpn, charge noc shift Joined: May '01; Posts: 36; Likes: 9Originally posted by JenKatt
Ya'll could always wear what I wear to work all night sometimes: combat boots. They truely are really comfortable and give great ankle support, look pretty nifty with .. don't think they'd look that good with whites tho....