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Supportive gym shoes

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by nurseontheway nurseontheway (Member)

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I have a question about supportive gym shoes. I will be working at a hospital and I know that I will do a lot of walking. Is there a specific brand that you recommend? I do not like the Dansko type shoe so I am looking for gym shoe recommendations. Thank you!

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River&MountainRN has 3 years experience.

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I love my Asics!!!

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LikeTheDeadSea has 6 years experience as a BSN, RN and works as a Certified School Nurse.

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Go to a shoe store that can do a Gait analysis. Every brand has different models of sole. For instance, I supinate my right foot and was using an arch support thinking it was helping, once I had my gait analyzed a more neutral bottom was the ideal for me. The moment I changed the type of sole I had I noticed a HUGE difference. it doesn't matter the brand of gym shoe anymore - just that the bottom is the right one for me.

(On that note, I purchase gym shoes about every 6-9 months because I am a very active person and really go to town on them with milage/impact. I prefer I prefer: Reebok, Brooks, Asics (in that order) but basically whoever has the best sale price is what I'm purchasing.

How Pronation, Overpronation, and Supination Affect You

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

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Agree,

Every brand accommodates every foot type now. Get a gait assessment. It's a bit like asking us what glasses are best for you....

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sarolarn is a BSN, RN and works as a Telemetry RN.

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Everyone is different and I hear a few people swear by brooks and asics, but I personally feel like they're too heavy. I'm wearing nike vapormax air flyknit now and like them a lot but they're still pretty new. 

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