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

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I have tried dankos and I dont like them, right now im wearing merrell slip on's but there not cutting it anymore. Any suggestions on shoes?

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AnnieOaklyRN works as a RN, Paramedic.

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Hi,

My feet were killing me as well and I bought Sketchers sneakers with memory foam! OMG they are so comfortable and my feet never hurt. I am an IV nurse so I am running around the hospital a lot of the time. The ones I bought are even slip on so there are no laces to fuss with.

I highly recommend them. You can get them cheap too!

Annie

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And there's Nike running sneakers that are really comfy too.

I am a sneaker person--clogs just don't do it for me and long hours.

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It's also recommended by many that you have TWO current pairs of work shoes and you alternate their usage every other day. It gives the shoes a chance to air out from perspiration and wear & tear is slowed. Also handy if one pair gets pooped on or bloodied or rained on that you have the spare pair.

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K+MgSO4 has 12 years experience as a BSN and works as a nurse unit manager.

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As above 2 pairs of shoes, also get fitted properly to your foot-over/under pronation etc.

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Why are they killing you?

General foot pain - sneakers can help a lot plus there are insoles in pharmacies.

I had heel - under foot pain - plantar fasciitis - super painful. Nothing they recommend helped. I got a $ 3.99 foot roller thing and rolled my feet on it several times a day - pain is gone now but I wear insoles when I exercise in my sneakers.

Dansko and co never did anything for me - they gave me knee pain as the sole is too hard.

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Been there,done that has 33 years experience and works as a case manager.

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Shoes are 100% individual preference. I found relief by changing shoes and socks,and massaging with foot pain relief cream half way into the shift.

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I suffered from bilateral plantar fasciitis for almost a year. I agree with the previous post about shoes being an individual preference. What I did was get fitted at a local running store and they gave me appropriate shoes based on what I was using them for. The first pair didn't work out, but they gave me a refund since it was w/in 30 days and fitted me with another pair that are AWESOME! I also use a $9 shoe insert I buy from CVS and switch those out every 3 months. I wear compression socks ($20 from Amazon) for every shift and I find that my feet don't hurt. Using a golf ball to roll your feet on might be of help too. Good luck!

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

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Thanks everyone!!!

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dianah has 43 years experience as a ADN and works as a Cath Lab/Stress Lab/Cardiology Case Management.

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Yes, two pair of shoes and alternate wearing them so they air out.

I usually get good walking shoes (hey, we ARE walking!).

And wear a good pair of compression stockings (I like Total Compression Solutions; nice designs).

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I have tried dankos and I dont like them, right now im wearing merrell slip on's but there not cutting it anymore. Any suggestions on shoes?

Merrells and Danskos are terrible on my feet. Sketchers can be OK, but unstable and wear out quickly. I have tried about every brand there is in 22 years of nursing. I run narrow-ish, and do not have a high arch. I also have nerve damage to the ball of one foot, which can make life pretty difficult.

In all the shoes/brands I've gone through, the only brand that works for me are Salomon trail runners. They're wonderful.

I currently have the XA Pros. They're designed to withstand the rigors of long distance trail running, and do not break down in comfort rapidly.

Salomon XA Pro 3D CS WP Trail Running Shoe - Women's | Backcountry.com

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®Nurse has 29 years experience and works as a Professor, CNL, Critical Care, Education, PACU.

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I have tried dankos and I dont like them, right now im wearing merrell slip on's but there not cutting it anymore. Any suggestions on shoes?

Your feet are killing you - your feet are the Daisy Dukes” of nursing (The character who played Daisy Duke” on the Dukes of Hazard famously insured her legs for one million dollars).

I recommend getting a referral/going to see a Podiatrist so that you can get ahead of any issues now before your back starts getting affected.

It's all good to try different shoes to see what works. However, the cost of those shoes are surely more expensive than the cost of a Dr. Appointment?

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