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Which shoes are the best?

Posted by Debbie M on 8/28/03 at 12:37 (128283)

I have what I believe to be plantar faschitis, and have pain in my L heel. I run about 4x/week 3miles a time, and I would have to give up running. So I ice my foot and take nsaids, but when I work, I can't ice it. What kind of shoes are the best? I am a nurse in a busy ER. I've heard birkenstocks are good, are they, and if so, what other ones are good?! Thank You

Re: Which shoes are the best?

Aly on 8/28/03 at 13:27 (128293)

Hi Debbie,

It really depends on your foot type - high arch or low, flexible feet or not. It's best to be evaluated by a good podiatrist to confirm your self diagnosis and to find out about your foot. Birks have been very good for people, as have danskos (in fact Dansko makes a nurse shoe, i believe.)

Good luck!


Re: Which shoes are the best?

Aly on 8/28/03 at 13:28 (128294)

PS The Birks that everyone here loves are the Arizonas, which now come in a really nice soft footbed.