Need Some Wisdom - page 2

Hey all! I'm looking to invest in some new shoes since I'm going back to work in a nursing home:w00t: The last job I had in assisted living was nothing in comparison to working in a nursing home... Read More

  1. by   fuzzywuzzy
    I have long narrow feet with high arches, but I think I overpronate. I guess I need something to stop my arches from collapsing but I've bought tons of arch support inserts and they never do enough.
  2. by   tishirajan
    The last pair of shoes I bought ($130), made my legs feel like dead weights after 8 hours on my feet. I really appreciate all of you for the advice. I'm always confused when I go shopping for shoes. Sometimes they seem like a good idea at the time, then you find out they really do suck at comfort for those long hours on your feet.
  3. by   RedhairedNurse
    Quote from tishirajan
    I really do need the arch supports. I practically have no arches.
    If you have no arches, then arch supports may not be for you. Get some that fit your arches, if
    you get too much arch, it will make you're feet hurt worse. I have really high arches and had to
    get the highest arch support made. It made a huge difference.....my feet were hurting so bad
    before I got supports that I started having the falling arches...very painful. I have to replace
    my arch supports about every 4 months or so. NB shoes are still holding up after about a year now.

    I know someone with the z-coil.....she wore them for a while but wasn't all
    that satisfied with them.
  4. by   tishirajan
    I hadn't thought of that with the arches. I thought that I would need more arch support since I have such flat feet. Thanks for the advice!! I could've made a terrible blunder there and blew some money on something that wouldn't have helped!
  5. by   Papercutz
    I've always been searching for a comfortable pair of shoes since after a day of work my feet kill me. I found a pair of Spring Step nurses' shoes and LOVE THEM!! They come in black or white, have a zipper on the side. Unfortunately the first pair I got the sole wore out very quickly (I was wearing them also in the rain which I think also damaged them), brought them back to the store and got a new pair no charge. I'm on my third pair and still love them. I buy 2 pairs at a time.

    I got them in NYC for $50.00. Well worth it.
  6. by   RedhairedNurse
    Quote from tishirajan
    I hadn't thought of that with the arches. I thought that I would need more arch support since I have such flat feet. Thanks for the advice!! I could've made a terrible blunder there and blew some money on something that wouldn't have helped!
    Get some advice from a shoe store person. That's what I did. I went to
    the New Balance store, not just Sears. You know, someone that had
    experience with tennis shoes. Good luck.
  7. by   tishirajan
    Great advice everyone! I'm going shopping Monday and can't wait to get me a comfy pair of shoes

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