Comfortable shoes? Do they exist? - page 2

I'm searching for a new pair of shoes to wear to work. The ones I have now make my lower back hurt after standing for awhile. Any suggestions for a comfortable brand? Bonus question: Dr. Scholls... Read More

  1. by   Dalzac
    I started wearing running or jogging shoes usually by nike or skechers and then I started wearing plastic clogs I never went back to shoes after the clogs And now I don't work but I still wear my clogs and since I have bad hips and knees they are the only thing that helps my back.
  2. by   iwanna
    I think the comfort of a shoe is a very individual opinion. What works for one, may not work for another. Your best bet is to go to a good shoe store. There is one in my area where they scan your foot and recommend what type and brand of shoe you should wear.

    I had to go to a place that specializes in orthopedic shoes and orthotic inserts. This was after I tried all kind of shoe brands. Nike, New Balance, Reebock, Avia, Easy Spirit. I have rheumatoid arthritis and my feet are beginning to deform. I had a nodule removed from my left foot which grew back in a few months. Then my right foot was very painful. My orthopedic surgeon said that the only option would be bunionectomy. I really did not want to go the surgery route. He suggested that I go to this specialty store. It really made a world of difference. The shoes made in the other stores are not wide enough for me in the toe box, since I have bilateral bunions now.

    My friend had a foot scan done at the specialty store. They recommended a certain orthotic insert in his shoe. His complaint was knee pain, and the inserts corrected is problem.

    Good luck in finding the right footwear. It is really important when you are on your feet all day.
  3. by   SnowStar4
    I use the Dr Scholls inserts with athletic shoes and they work well for me. They are expensive for inserts, but they give you your money back if you are not satisfied. It took a couple days to get used to them but then my foot pain was gone!
  4. by   NurseOnAMotorcycle
    Quote from delabeaux
    At my hospital, I've noticed most nurses wear high end running shoes like Asics. As do I... sooo comfy.

    With "High Impact" insoles from a sporting goods store.
  5. by   casi
    I love love love New Balance. I have wide feet so it's hard to find a nice fitting, non-feet killing, non-bank-breaking shoe... New Balance fits all of those.
  6. by   txredheadnurse
    I totally agree with iwanna....get thee to a speciality shoe store and let them properly size and analyze your feet. That way you will see all the options available and have a chance to try them on and walk around in them for a bit. This is an investment of time and, sometimes a goodly chunck of money, but it is worth it. Wearing properly fitted shoes can not only result in less pain overall but can help prevent excessive strain to knees, hips and lower back from wearing shoes that properly support your body or cause one to walk off balance. Since these issues can end a bedside nursing career and result in chronic pain it behooves one to take advantage of the services of speciality shoe stores to find the right type(s) of shoes.
  7. by   learninmama
    I wear asics & new balance...I swap them out every other day....seemed to help alot switching them out on my 7-10 day stretches. I also have wide feet & these are the only brands that haven't started to break down or rub the inside of my feet.
  8. by   Always_Learning
    I haven't read all of the replies, so sorry if I am repeating. I like Timberland Renova Pros...kinda like Danskos without the high heel, and they don't move around on your heel.
  9. by   DutchRN09
    Dansko! I love them, I have a pair of Allegria shoes also, and although they are cute, I can only wear them for 1/2 a shift. I won't buy another pair. My Danskos are 4 years old and still are great. I polish them and they look pretty good. I have black ones, and the toes are scuffed 'cause I lift IV poles with them...
  10. by   LouisVRN
    I have a pair of Nike Lunarglides that I live. I work on a very large ortho/med/surg floor and generally put in 6-10 miles a night, since wearing those shoes and TEDs my feet/legs really don't hurt.
  11. by   GiantJerk
    I recently bought a pair of Glaglas and they are super comfy. They're light weight, antibacterial, and very comfortable for walking around at work in.
  12. by   That Guy
    Trauma/EMS boots are still my favorite most comfortable shoes I have ever worn!

    And no the custom soles are NOT worth it. The regular $10 are just fine.
  13. by   optimist
    My perfect solution was Landau RX nursing shoes with Dr Scholls arch support insoles.I could work for days on end without any foot/back pain (at 8 months pregnant!!!!) unfortunetly those shoes met an untimely demise at the hands of my dog (apparently dogs find them delicious) and Ive been sportin Nike ever since. Theyre okay but my feet miss theyre beloved Landaus