Shoes for a 16 hour shift?

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Most running shoes do not provide enough support for standing on your feet all day unless you put insoles in them.

My sister is a nurse and swears by Dansko shoes.  They run around $100 and she wears ones from the stapled clog line.  I normally work a desk job but I bought myself a pair just for running around, and while they did take a little while to get used to, I love them myself!  Very supportive and they really last!

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I second the Danskos – I don’t own a pair, but a lot of my teacher friends have them and swear by them for long days on their feet.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

The GoWalk line from sketchers are SO comfy for standing and walking for long hours. They aren’t the cutest, but they come in a bunch of colors. They don’t offer a lot of support though because the body of the shoe is made from stretchy material, so if you overpronate when you walk they may not be the best for you.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

What about nurses’ shoes, those slip on clog kind of things?  I think hush puppies makes a nurse shoe, I used to wear their non-nurse shoes for waitressing long shifts and they were SO comfy.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@Mrs_Hammer:  pretty sure hush puppies makes tie up shoes too, they seriously have the best soles.

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

I don’t have an answer for the shoes, but one suggestion is to swap them out half way through your shift, or at least change your socks. I found when I was working two jobs back-to-back (one retail/on my feet) that a shoe change made a HUGE difference in my comfort level.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

I’m a nurse and while I like Danskos they can get very heavy after a long day. I suggest Nike Free’s they move with you and they feel like you are barefoot. Great shoe.

 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Shoes for Crews.   They are built tough and strong, with better padding and arch support.  I was totally able to do long days in these shoes for my old waitressing job, and I still use one pair exclusively for trips with lots of walking because they are amazing.  I think they are normally under $100, might be closer to around $50 tbh.   

Post # 13
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Helper bee

NIKE FREE RUNS!!!! one of the most comfortable shoes ever made…

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2015 - Ketchum, ID

@Mrs_Hammer:  I wear Sperry’s at work when my manager isn’t there, and they’re super comfortable. Worth every penny I spent on them (I put off buying them for 4 years because they were so expensive lol). 

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I love the Super Feet insoles from REI.  They come in different strengths and my feet don’t hurt any more!

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