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Old 05-26-2011, 04:45 PM
 
Location: Utopia
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Question Nurses: What brand/style shoes do they wear???

I finally threw in the towel and posting this here:

What sort of shoes do nurses wear--as in what BRAND and STYLE--since they are on their feet all day and need good, sturdy shoes?

My arches are high (and aching), I don't have much padding on the soles of my feet and never did (and now understand that gets thinner with every passing year...good grief, am I in trouble now that I'm old) and, after dashing around Las Vegas recently, just realize that I need to really get some good, comfortable, sturdy, high arch support shoes....hopefully, not too ugly and old ladyish to wear cause no need to look THAT much my age.

Any nurses out there have any suggestions? I read Propet (a brand I never heard of before but seems well rated on Zappos) and Finn ($$$$) are good ones. But, again, any suggestions????
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Old 05-26-2011, 04:55 PM
 
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Sneakers, go with high end Saucony or New Balance. Heels, go with Cole Haan, any of the air heels are great. Cole Haan Air Carma Open Toe Sling Navy - Zappos.com Free Shipping BOTH Ways Sandals, you can't go wrong with any Mephisto.

Note, they are not cheap...but I would rather have 7 pairs of comfortable, good looking, expensive shoes...than 50 pairs of cheap, uncomfortable shoes.

http://www.sasshoes.com/ And these are my "go to" shoes for 12 hours on your feet jobs.

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Old 05-26-2011, 06:11 PM
 
Location: Wallis and Futuna
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When I worked in a hospital, I found the greatest comfort (or rather, the least discomfort) with Easy Spirit sneakers. Their styles change yearly and what's available last year might be discontinued this year, and what's available this year might have been only available 5 years ago til now. But if you have an Easy Spirit store in your local mall, you'll have the best luck at finding the right style for you. They generally have a wider toe-box than most other brands, and a more generous instep.

I have very high arches and insteps. They're mid-range priced; discontinued styles can be as low as $35, and some of the styles go over $100. Most of them are around $70, with leather uppers and removable insoles.
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Old 05-26-2011, 07:30 PM
 
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The only shoes I've ever been able to wear all day without pain are Crocs. I have expensive sneakers and expensive nursing shoes, and I always go back to my Crocs. For some reason though I think the "work style" Crocs are made out of a harder rubber so I prefer the original soft rubber type.
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Old 05-27-2011, 06:28 AM
 
Location: Hanging by a rope of mediocrity
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A lot of the nurses around me wear this brand
Dansko
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Old 05-27-2011, 07:43 AM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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Merrell shoes are great. Good solid arch support. Everyone's feet are different, and it's imprtant to find a shoe store that carries high quality shoes and has salespeople who know about feet.
In my adventures with podiatists for various foot issues, the thing that they say is important is that a shoe should be firm...you should not be able to twist it. So, the shoes that are proud of how flexible they are are the worst things for your feet.
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Old 05-27-2011, 08:34 AM
 
Location: Toledo
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I'm not a nurse but I work hospital. I see a lot of nurses in Danskos and some in Borns. I have a pair of Borns. They are the most comfortable shoes I've ever worn.
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Old 05-27-2011, 02:42 PM
 
Location: Utopia
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Borns...I wonder what style you are wearing?
My friend raved about Borns, so I bought a pair of slip-on flats. Not very comfortable. OK for walking a little but wouldn't want to walk 3 hours in them...no way. It just must be my feet then...darn.
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Old 05-27-2011, 02:49 PM
 
Location: Durham, NC
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A lot of the nurses around me wear this brand
Dansko
I'm a nurse practitioner - on my feet for 11-12 hours a day. I wear Dansko clogs. For me, they're the best! My feet love them (and I'm no spring chicken - in my 50's.
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Old 05-27-2011, 04:11 PM
 
Location: Toledo
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Borns...I wonder what style you are wearing?
My friend raved about Borns, so I bought a pair of slip-on flats. Not very comfortable. OK for walking a little but wouldn't want to walk 3 hours in them...no way. It just must be my feet then...darn.
I wear the clogs. Not the open back ones but the ones with the closed back.
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