(Closed) Bees who work on your feet a lot… need your advice!

posted 4 years ago in Career
Post # 2
331 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

Miss PumpkinPenguin:  I believe the brand is lifestrides. I got them at DSW and they are a life saver plus cute too. They have nice insoles, work appropritae look and nothing too sky high in the heels. I wore them all the time at my last job and kept the shoes just because they are so comfy. Plan to even wear them to a wedding soon. 

Post # 3
663 posts
Busy bee

I came to recommend lifestrides & see it has already been recommended. They have some good styles.  The style I bought last was Belinda.

Post # 6
46675 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Miss PumpkinPenguin:  Nike Air by Col Haan and Sofft are my go to brands for comfortable shoes.

Post # 7
33 posts
  • Wedding: July 2016

I’d second Clarks. Especially the ones with the special super soft insoles! They keep releasing new versions of soles with different supports but go try them on 😀 


I work in the hospital setting and I spend the entire day dashing from patient to patient as well so I hear you on the sore feet part- my Clarks were literally the only shoes that didn’t leave me with sore heels and foot bed!

Post # 8
1195 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

Miss PumpkinPenguin:  Jumping in this thread cause I’m in the same boat! I walk around a hospital all day fixing computer/software stuff and my feet are in hooooorrible pain all the time. I have tried Clarks, Earth Origins and several types of sneakers but they didn’t seem to do much or wear quickly since I am essentially walking for 6-7 hours a day. My next attempt will be those Sketchers memory foam thingies, hopefully they work…or it may be time to look into a different position. 🙁 Better luck to you!

Post # 9
1725 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2014 - 13th ~ TN

Miss PumpkinPenguin:  If you are looking for dressy type shoes and not tennis shoes, I also recommend Clarks. Very comfortable!

Post # 10
9548 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I have a pair of black shoes with a very slight wedge that’s by Dr. Scholl’s and they work prety well. You want to look for something with a thick sole/padding under the foot. 

Post # 11
118 posts
Blushing bee

White Mountain makes comfortable shoes too. Also, check on a nurses board and find a thread on shoes. Nurses always have comfortable shoes. What about crocks?

Post # 12
8727 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

I would look into what the nurses wear. Maybe ask a few for recommendations. That is what I did when I worked in a hospital setting (I ended up with an Australian brand called Homeyped). 

Also maybe ask the HR dept if they have a clothing contractor that they recommend to staff. You may find they offer a better deal than buying on your own.

Post # 14
589 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Danskos, timberland pro actually makes a great nursing shoe too but I haven’t tried them yet.  I mostly stick to danskos and sanita brand, or just a pair of good sneakers.  The Danita’s run narrow.  I would try to find a uniform store and try on some shoes there. 

Post # 15
9916 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

Danskos or Sanita clogs.  I am a reading specialist and so I walk through school every day (like all around, going from class to class), constantly, and Sanita clogs are my go-to shoe.  My feet never hurt in them.  LOVE THEM.

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