Advanced search ask nurses or long shift workers what shoes you wear that's the comfiest?

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Flamingo1980 Mon 07-Dec-15 08:14:12

I work 12 hour shifts and always on my feet. I can't seem to find any shoes that don't make my feet throb by the end of my shift. I fantasise every shift about a magic shoe that won't hurt my feet.... All shift workers know this feeling someone must know the secret..
Recommendations please!!

Mayor22 Mon 07-Dec-15 08:17:07

I've just got some sketchers - they look like black shoes but feel more like trainers on. Lightweight with a good sole. Got them from Amazon for £35. Was sick of paying out loads to clarks etc and still having sore feet!

Lweji Mon 07-Dec-15 08:19:33

Many I see wear crocs.
Aerosoles are also reportedly very comfy.
Failing that I'd put some insoles for heavy running. I have do it with boots and I was able to walk around comfortably all day in them.

WhoTheFuckIsSimon Mon 07-Dec-15 08:21:10

Clarks, the expensive ones with the Orange / brown inners. Think the model is loop, or maybe unloop.

DrewsWife Mon 07-Dec-15 08:21:10

I wear trainers. Also got insoles at same time which are for plantar fasciitis. They are keeping me on my feet on 12 hour shifts.

shouldnthavesaid Mon 07-Dec-15 08:23:44

I wouldn't wear crocs, they are horribly uncomfortable ime. I wear skechers memory foam, never had a problem with them and they have washed OK too.

SquinkiesRule Mon 07-Dec-15 08:37:40

Nothing stops my feet throbbing after 12 hours, I've got clarkes, Fancy insoles, crocs and now I'm wearing sketchers with memory foam inside. All are comfy for about 8 hours then my feet start to throb, it's just the amount of time on your feet and walking that makes the throbbing. A nice foot spa at the end of the day makes them feel a bit better.

KingJoffreyLikesJaffaCakes Mon 07-Dec-15 08:43:10

I've been wearing Dr Marten Triumphs since 6pm last night.

My feet still feel awesome.

Rest of me is fucked though.

Fluffy40 Mon 07-Dec-15 08:47:32

I wear black Merrels, they are pretty comfy and give some ankle support.

U2HasTheEdge Mon 07-Dec-15 08:56:15

Clarks, the unstructured ones.

GaryGilmoresEyes Mon 07-Dec-15 09:16:04

I wear work out trainers from primark. It's like walking on air and I get no problems from my horrible bunion.

Freezingwinter Mon 07-Dec-15 09:23:49

Clarks or crocs, but not the clog style. Crocs do ballet pumps!

IloveJudgeJudy Mon 07-Dec-15 09:27:39

Second the unstructured Clark's ones (I've got odour-eating insoles in there, too). If they're too expensive then Sports Direct do Karrimoor walking/running trainers that are also comfortable. They're about £25. I've heard different reports about Skechers from my colleagues.

LittleMissAIBU Mon 07-Dec-15 09:29:28

I work in retail and am on my feet a lot, I work 8 hours rather than 12, but wear M&S boys school shoes blush (lace up ones) and my feet never ache! They are very comfortable and cost less than £30.

Before that I had some really comfy black slip ons from Clarks, they wear like wearing slippers, so comfy, but I couldn't afford them again when they got a hole in the bottom, as my first pair where in the sale, and I didn't have a spare £60 to replace them, but my current school shoes are just as comfy.

AliceInUnderpants Mon 07-Dec-15 09:31:13

I don't work, but do suffer from 'tired' feet due to chronic conditions. I live in my skecher's go walk.

manamanah Mon 07-Dec-15 09:31:36

Sketchers go walk if you need something that looks like black shoes, otherwise the memory foam ones. I'm doing 12 Hr shifts at 32 weeks pregnant and while lots of me hurts it isn't my feet smile

wulfy1010 Mon 07-Dec-15 09:33:58

I have to wear steel toed boots but I have insoles which were made specially for my feet via my physiotherapist. But I commented to mention the advice given by my physio, when (if) you have your breaks try and get your feet up high, above your waist level if possible for as long as you can. He said 20 mins but I never have a break that long. It really helps me.

sinber Mon 07-Dec-15 09:37:58

Skechers Go Walk supersock if you can go casual. I have planter fasciitis (heel pain) and they have given me my life back.

ComposHatComesBack Mon 07-Dec-15 09:43:02

Long hours (9 plus) standing including outside on concrete (that makes a huge difference)

Clark's soft tread laceup shoes for summer (comfortable but not great for outside in winter) Doc Martens boots for winter (comfy, but heavy and by the end of the day you can feel it)

TheFairyCaravan Mon 07-Dec-15 09:49:48

DS2 is a student nurse, I spent £95 on a decent pair of shoes from Clarks for him. He said it's like walking on a pillow.

hellhasnofurylikeahungrywoman Mon 07-Dec-15 09:50:40

I was wearing Clarks but have just discovered these FitFlops and they have made all the difference on a 13 hour shift. They are not the most attractive of shoes but are so, so comfortable.

Seagullslanding Mon 07-Dec-15 09:50:44

I'm also in retail, night shift 10 - 7, up and down stool all night stacking shelves. I swear by 'Fit Flop' trainer style shoes, mine are in black leather.

I have wide feet that easily ache if in wrong shoe.

Calaisienne Mon 07-Dec-15 09:53:24

Tracker boots with composite toe. We all wear them (12hr + shifts), loads of my female colleagues also wear them outside work as well as they are the most comfortable footwear they have. Used to have DMs but these are lighter.

hefzi Mon 07-Dec-15 09:58:03

I used to work long shifts and be on my feet permanently during them: Dr Martens every time. They take a bit of wearing in, but once you've done that, nothing beats them.

GeraldineFangedVagine Mon 07-Dec-15 10:01:33

I wear theatre clogs when scrubbing, which are v uncomfortable, but vans slip on when not and they are super comfortable, I look forward to swapping into them every time smile

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