What's the BEST nursing shoes? - page 2

12 hour shifts! OMG!! All that walking, standing, and sometimes running! I've had Crocs, Regular tennis shoes, Merrell running shoes... the list goes on!!! But what is the BEST nursing shoes to have... Read More

  1. by   Sun0408
    Quote from CelticGoddess
    I love my Alegrias. Nice and cushy, you can replace the insoles as they wear out and they come in some great colors/patterns. And, they aren't as high as Danskos so if you have problems with turning your ankle (I do) they might be a good option.
    I also tried them, but they didn't have the style I wanted in my size but the price was the same as Danskos. Only white for us and they only had the mary jane style

    I did like the soles of them..
  2. by   nrsang97
    I swear by my new balance tennis shoes. I cannot wear Danskos because I have completely flat feet. I had a pair I could never get used to.
  3. by   BigCSN
    Looks like I have several options out there!! Haha thank yo uall for the input!
  4. by   buytheshoes11
    I really like Alegrias - they have this rocker sole (not flat) that helps me stand up straighter and relieve back pressure...I have a horrid posture when standing and walking. Sometimes I switch it up by wearing my Danksos, but after about two nights in a row wearing those babies my back and neck are really hurting.
  5. by   GonnaAmazeYou
    In my opinion buy whatever sneakers you want and then buy REALLY good insoles. I have $40 sketchers and $50 insoles but I think danskos are uncomfortable and not worth the money.
  6. by   heartnurse2012
    Dankso is great!!!! Worn them for last 5 years
  7. by   GonnaAmazeYou
    I alo have flat feet that is probably why I dislike danskos
  8. by   07302003
    Danskos hands down! They last over 5 years (if you don't get patent leather or prints) and get me through 12 hour shifts. If you're not sure about plunking down $125 for a pair, go into a store, figure out your size, and buy a used pair on ebay. I promise you, if they work for you the money won't be an issue the next time! I've bought used pairs for work, as they only get worn to work. But if you're a size wide or narrow, your only option is may be new and full price...
  9. by   NurseyPam
    I have to wear orthaheel shoes -- they are a tennis shoe with an orthotic built in. Honestly find a pair that you like. A really good pair of shoes is a) hard to find & b) WELL worth the money! I gave looked at Danskos but I would have to put my orthotics in them. Good luck!
  10. by   jmll1765
    I love my Danskos, they do take some getting used to. I wore mine around at home before I actually wore them to work. The first couple of times I wore them at work I took an extra pair of shoes just in case. I really like Asics tennis shoes too.
  11. by   CherryAmes_RN
    Nike shox, always. They're pricey, but I only wear mine to work & they last about a year.
  12. by   dah doh
    I can't wear Dansko either; flat feet. Merrills are good and crocs are what I wear now. I used to wear Ryka but they stopped making the style I liked. Also can't wear most nikes; reeboks don't work for 12 hr shifts. You need to figure out what works for your feet. Good Luck!
  13. by   Vespertinas
    Everyone told me Danskos when I started but that was wasted money for me. I have bunions and they are uncompromisingly hard on them. Plus they are soo heavy and easy to turn your ankle on! Even if I didn't have the bunions I wouldn't understand the glory of those wooden beasts.

    A nurse I know swears by Z-CoiL® Pain Relief Footwear® Z-Coils. The website says try risk-free for 30 days! I wish Danskos had offered a deal like that!