What Do You Wear On Your Feet While You Work?

Lounge By as you wish Updated 22 Jul 2013 , 8:43pm by as you wish

as you wish Posted 15 Jul 2013 , 9:18pm
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AJust wondering about what others choose for footwear while standing for hours at a time. I need to buy some new shoes and am actually a little overwhelmed! Do you have a particular pair of shoes that helps prevent the joint and back pain of just standing for so long? I know I need protection on my feet too. I have dropped things on my feet a little too often to be working in sandals!

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dandy207 Posted 15 Jul 2013 , 9:40pm
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AI wear new balance tennis shoes and sometimes adidas running shoes. The Adidas aren't so great but the new balance seem to do the job. :)

MimiFix Posted 15 Jul 2013 , 9:56pm
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I wear these. They have padded insoles and are super comfortable. Love them!

Women's Dansko Professional Wave - 289661

IAmPamCakes Posted 15 Jul 2013 , 10:03pm
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AI really like aisics (sp?) they have a great shock absorbing technology that really relieved my knee and foot pain. My doctor says aisics are a great brand too. They aren't the prettiest shoe, but that means that their design money goes into the ergonomics, not the looks.

Norasmom Posted 15 Jul 2013 , 10:17pm
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I have a padded floor mat.  I LOVE it, and it helps!  Padded shoes also work, like the ones posted.

maybenot Posted 15 Jul 2013 , 10:39pm
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I feel like I've tried every shoe and every insert, trying to get a good combination.  I've finally settled on a new pair of Skechers Agility Kick Backs that are honestly the most comfortable shoes I've ever owned--and the only pair to which I've never had to add additional inserts.

 

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I also stand on a gel mat and I make myself sit down with my feet up every 2 hours for no less than 10 mins.

manddi Posted 15 Jul 2013 , 10:41pm
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AI think my feet are claustrophobic because I hate wearing shoes (unless it's cold of course) so I wear squishy flip flops and use a floor mat.

morganchampagne Posted 15 Jul 2013 , 11:13pm
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AI invested in a really good pair of Nike Free Trains. They fit similar to socks but of course to tennis shoes. So light.

Annabakescakes Posted 15 Jul 2013 , 11:21pm
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Originally Posted by manddi 

I think my feet are claustrophobic because I hate wearing shoes (unless it's cold of course) so I wear squishy flip flops and use a floor mat.

My feet are claustrophobic too! I hate hate hate shoes, I kick them off as soon as I come in the door, but when I am in the bakery, the best shoe I have found that helps at all is a high heel sandal I have. It makes my knees feel great, for about 4 hours, then I switch to my padded skate shoes, for skate boarding because I work longer than 4 hours.... I am still looking for something better though. I use gel mats and sit on stools when I can. I have 4 stools in my bakery, all for me!

as you wish Posted 15 Jul 2013 , 11:24pm
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AThanks for all your feedback. :) MimiFix, what kind of shoes are those? I hadn't thought about standing on a mat; that is a good idea. Sitting down frequently is a good idea too, but sometimes I get lost in what I'm doing and forget everything else! (I have to make a point of remembering to drink water, too, or I get a terrible headache by the end of the day.) My old favs wore out and I had been wearing a pair of comfy flip-flops. Then I dropped a stack of cupcake pans on my foot. Ouch! That was a couple of months ago and it still hurts a bit.

DeliciousDesserts Posted 15 Jul 2013 , 11:27pm
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AOh I have been waiting for this question!! Just recently posted on FB!

I wear Landau Rx. They are The Most Comfortable. They are also very light weight. Not only do they come in several colors, they are very inexpensive (normally $30-38).

I found them while working in a lab. I prefer them over Dansko & many if the other non skids.

manddi Posted 16 Jul 2013 , 2:28am
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Original message sent by Annabakescakes

My feet are claustrophobic too! I hate hate hate shoes, I kick them off as soon as I come in the door, but when I am in the bakery, the best shoe I have found that helps at all is a high heel sandal I have. It makes my knees feel great, for about 4 hours, then I switch to my padded skate shoes, for skate boarding because I work longer than 4 hours.... I am still looking for something better though. I use gel mats and sit on stools when I can. I have 4 stools in my bakery, all for me!

Glad I'm not the only one! I normally get goofy looks when I tell people that!

Annabakescakes Posted 16 Jul 2013 , 2:36am
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Original message sent by manddi

[quote name="Annabakescakes" url="/t/761038/what-do-you-wear-on-your-feet-while-you-work#post_7416443"]My feet are claustrophobic too! I hate hate hate shoes, I kick them off as soon as I come in the door, but when I am in the bakery, the best shoe I have found that helps at all is a high heel sandal I have. It makes my knees feel great, for about 4 hours, then I switch to my padded skate shoes, for skate boarding because I work longer than 4 hours.... I am still looking for something better though. I use gel mats and sit on stools when I can. I have 4 stools in my bakery, all for me!

Glad I'm not the only one! I normally get goofy looks when I tell people that![/quote]

I also feel like I am smothering if I go to bed with socks on. Weird?

IAmPamCakes Posted 16 Jul 2013 , 2:39am
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ANo way. I would rather be barefoot than wear shoes, but as far as working goes, I need good shoes. My poor feet can't handle the abuse sometimes. You bet that when I am not working, I'm wearing flip flops. Even in winter... Except when it's time for stilettos - I'm all over it.

manddi Posted 16 Jul 2013 , 2:41am
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Original message sent by Annabakescakes

I also feel like I am smothering if I go to bed with socks on. Weird?

Ditto I can't sleep with socks on. In fact, I can't wear just socks at all. I'm either Barefoot or wearing flip flops in the summer and in the winter it's either boots or slippers (with no socks). I also can't sleep if my feet are dirty. If my hubby throws his clothes on the floor, I can't step on them. It grosses me out. I'm really wierd with my feet...

sixinarow Posted 16 Jul 2013 , 3:00am
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AMy husband sleeps with his socks on, then gets hot and takes them off under the covers and leaves them there!! *gasp* Drives me insane! If I accidentally touch one in the middle of the night, it freaks me out.

manddi Posted 16 Jul 2013 , 3:05am
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Original message sent by sixinarow

My husband sleeps with his socks on, then gets hot and takes them off under the covers and leaves them there!! *gasp* Drives me insane! If I accidentally touch one in the middle of the night, it freaks me out.

I'd have a small freak out moment too. I can touch my feet but no one else's. I don't want to touch anything that has touched anyone else's feet; Even my husband's. ... scratch that. Especially my husband's!

Annabakescakes Posted 16 Jul 2013 , 3:14am
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Original message sent by manddi

[quote name="sixinarow" url="/t/761038/what-do-you-wear-on-your-feet-while-you-work#post_7416560"]My husband sleeps with his socks on, then gets hot and takes them off under the covers and leaves them there!! *gasp* Drives me insane! If I accidentally touch one in the middle of the night, it freaks me out. [QUOTE][U]BLEAH!! Yeah, I hate to touch my DH's feet under the covers, if I felt one of his nasty socks, I would think of his nasty feet, and it would be all down hill from there.[/U][/QUOTE]

I'd have a small freak out moment too.[B] I can touch my feet but no one else's. I don't want to touch anything that has touched anyone else's feet; Even my husband's. ... scratch that. Especially my husband's![/B][/quote]

Oh yeah, that is nasty to think of my husband's feet! He is always digging at them, and I make him wash his hands after. If we are in the shower together and someone steps on the plug and the water starts to back-up, I think of my feet being in the same water as his feet and almost have a panic attack!

Speaking of socks, when I am on my feet, I like the sort of socks that have tight band in the middle, on the arch. But that is the only time I can wear them, otherwise they drive me crazy.

JWinslow Posted 16 Jul 2013 , 3:24am
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Originally Posted by IAmPamCakes 

I really like aisics (sp?) they have a great shock absorbing technology that really relieved my knee and foot pain. My doctor says aisics are a great brand too. They aren't the prettiest shoe, but that means that their design money goes into the ergonomics, not the looks.


I'm with you wearing Asics.  I love the light weight and I add inserts.  I also have a gel mat.

KarenK55 Posted 16 Jul 2013 , 6:15pm
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That my dear was a bit TMI, but thanks for sharing

CakeRae80 Posted 16 Jul 2013 , 7:12pm
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I don't stand for nearly as many hours as some of you do.  My issue is my feet are just weird! I wear heels (usually 4-5 1/2") every day for my full time job.  I wear platform flip flops in the summer months these are usually 3" or higher (the whole thing is that high, they are not wedges). I've tried expensive, cheap and every kind of sneaker over the years and none of them work with my feet. If I wear sneakers, my feet ache really bad after just a half hour time. I'm better off going bare foot, b/c that doesn't hurt then.

 

I run a concession stand for my daughter's swim team and even in the dead of winter I'm wearing my flops there (mind you it's a million degrees in the pool). When I'm there, I'm standing for about 5 hours unless we have the year end meet, then I'm there for 8-9. My feet never hurt at the end of the day when I wear my flops, but if I wore my sneaks for that long I'd be in PAIN!

kaylawaylalayla Posted 16 Jul 2013 , 11:34pm
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AI wear croc bistros

as you wish Posted 16 Jul 2013 , 11:36pm
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Original message sent by KarenK55

That my dear was a bit TMI, but thanks for sharing

LOL I assume that was directed at Anna's shower information, right?

tdovewings Posted 17 Jul 2013 , 12:35am
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What a fun thread!

 

I don't have any "work" photos really.

 

Not sure if this will work, but here is a family photo with me and my boys.  https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=3715863780927&set=a.2069514303219.2127859.1405694018&type=3&theater

 

This one is not the best, but it's me setting up a dessert buffet http://www.outofthebubblebakery.com/Biography.html

tdovewings Posted 17 Jul 2013 , 1:16am
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Oopps! Posted in the wrong forum, now I can't delete it.

kaylawaylalayla Posted 17 Jul 2013 , 1:19am
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ALol! I figured you were going for thw other thread!

justdesserts Posted 17 Jul 2013 , 2:58am
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Has anyone had experience with Sanita Professional clogs? I've really been thinking about investing in some good shoes, as after a full day in the kitchen my knees and hips are KILLING me. Not to mention my feet themselves. I was looking at Danskos, but saw some negative reviews since they switched manufacturers. Sanita is the original maker of Danskos, and they have some good reviews.

Right now I'm wearing some slip on Crocs that are a size too big and flop up and down, but my feet feel better in them than my Easy Spirit sneakers.
 

scrumdiddlycakes Posted 17 Jul 2013 , 4:21am
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http://www.chefuniforms.com/chef-shoes/womens-chef-shoes/alegria-choco-embossed-shoe-js.asp

These 'beauties' (ugh) are what I wear. I refuse to wear socks, and these are pretty good without them. Pretty comfortable and great support.

 

I was wearing a pair of Mary Jane style  Merrells for ages, they were awesome, I think I will actually switch back to them for the rest of the warm weather.

leah_s Posted 17 Jul 2013 , 5:07am
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AI highly recco the Sanita Professionals. I wore Danskos for years but once the company moved production. Out of Denmark, the quality wasn't consistent. Sanitas are excellent.

justdesserts Posted 18 Jul 2013 , 2:36am
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I just ordered myself a pair! I am hoping that these will alleviate some of my issues. thumbs_up.gif

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