Published Nov 1, 2007
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Glad to see all the info on Danskos. I'm thinking about getting a pair but am afraid of the price tag. If they last as long as everyone says, then it might be o.k. I've been wearing Saucony sneakers and love the way they fit my feet. I don't like the way Nikes fit me. A friend bought some Danskos and then purchased insoles - loves them. The crocs are definitely out for me - I already have big feet. I don't need any more attention brought to them. I wear mine in the garden....
medsurgrnco, BSN, RN
I wore Teva shoes for several years, but they finally wore out. I tried to replace them with the Teva Tsusa, but I found I needed a half size larger than usual and I couldn't find my size anywhere. Zappos.com carries this shoe. I just started wearing Solomon's Lodger shoe and really like them. You can get a pair at REI or online. They run true to size. The other options I considered were the Merrell Jungle Moc and the Privo brand. Others have high praises for those shoes. All these shoes have a lot of cushioning and are very comfortable.
I misspelled the brand name. The shoes I like are the Salomon Lodger.
stdntograd06, BSN, RN
I have read Dansko's, New Balance & Nike appear to be amonst the best. I've only been a nurse 9 months and my feet hurt badly last night. I wear Dr. Scholls, but then again I've had them since clinicals (2 years ago), and am wondering about Nurse Mates . How do they rate against the other brands I've read about? I can't afford to pay some of these outragious prices (ex: $120+) and I'm sure there are good shoes out there reasonably priced. Any suggestions? I have a Super Shoes store where I live but they don't carry the brands discussed. I'll put the link to their site to show you the brands. Some I've never heard of.
Heya. I am also a new nurse and I wear "nurse mates". I have to say that I liked them when I was in nursing school when my hospital experience was limited to a few clinicals. Now that I work full time, I come home in pain. I am exploring different options at this point - I need something better than what I have.
I too am a new grad and during nursing school, and even working in an office for 12 hour shifts I LOVED my nursemates, I especially liked that I don't need to tie them, I always have shoelace issues, but now that I am scrubbing in the OR, my feet are killing me!!! I don't know if it is just because I've had my nursemates for 2 years and maybe they're just shot, or if I just need to learn to literally stand for 12 hours, we don't really get sit and chart time in the OR... If any OR nurses have any suggestions, I'd really appreciate it, I can't wear crocks, I'm a clutz and trip way too much in clogs... thanks!
You sound like me!! I have shoelace issues as well and I trip all the time with the one pair of clogs that I do have (strictly for on my time usage since I am clumsy with shoes)
I have a nice pair of Rockers the style is called Cherubs. They are comfortable, look decent and they are fully enclosed, yet a slip on, no buckles, shoelaces, or anything else to get hung up on.
I think your feet hurt because the shoes are shot, it's sorta like tires it wears out and the more miles you put on it the faster it breaks down.
Off duty you can roll a frozen water bottle between you feet, if that is simply too cold then use a tennis ball. I know that people with torn plantar fascias are told to do this but it works good even if you don't have that problem. It also forces you foot into a little exercise regimen allowing all the tendons and things to bend and stretch in the opposite direction of where it's been going all day. You can't learn to stand all day if your feet aren't massaged and exercised properly when they get time off.
As my mother says "take care of your feet and eyes, theres no real replacements available and no one gives them the respect they deserve."
Shoes should be rotated every day or every few days wheter one is working or not. Feet are lazy and start bending into the groove of a well worn shoe. Many avid shoe lovers have a lot less problems with their feet because they wear so many different kinds.
The very best work shoes, in my almost 30 years experience is SAS. SAS shoes are not cheap, but are well made, most comfortable, offer more support and hold up twice as long as the other brands. New Balance is my second choice. I bought a pair of Nurse Mate shoes on sale, against my better judgement, but they were a bargain at a uniform shop going out of business. Total waste of money - wore them a week or two and my feel hurt so bad I gave up. Offered no support and flimsy soles. I should of used the money towards a pair of SAS at the time. One of my friends said her podiatrist told her SAS and New Balance were his favorites. Just my 2 cents.
Elvish, BSN, DNP, RN, NP
I have a pair of New Balance that I've had for almost 3 yrs. They're great and since I wear orthotics for my plantar fasciitis, they fit great inside those shoes.
My latest favorite is Earth shoes-Solar.
I love that they come in wide, they are waterproof, cute and they have great side support.
I use to love crocs but my hips started to hurt, I think they didn't have enough side support.
I have several pairs of earth shoes, I wear them on my day off as well. I have not had any back/hip trouble since I started wearing them last summer.
does anyone know how the cherokee rockers are supposed to fit? should they have a 'pinky-sized' space at the heel like danskos?
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