Who stands all day and what shoes do you wear?

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  1. Mrs. Albert

    Mrs. Albert demented estrogen monster

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    So I'm doing this retail pharmacy rotation and holy crap do I have a new respect for people who have to stand for 8-10 hours a day. This is 10 times worse than waiting tables, where you're constantly moving. Standing still for so long is absolutely BRUTAL. My feet be hurtin'! Any shoe recommendations?
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  2. Dan Leach

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    For being on your feet I'd always choose walking/hiking footwear. Something with a very thick sole and insole.
    Also, changing shoes halfway through really helps, it changes the pressure point on the feet
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  3. Mrs. Albert

    Mrs. Albert demented estrogen monster

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    I have been wearing some Nike tennis shoes - I will definitely try switching shoes at lunch. Thanks for the tip! :backhug:
  4. K.

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    This thread title started out as a riddle before it became fashion advice. For those of you playing the home game, the answer would have been 'cucumber'. But what was the second half of the question?
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    Lanzman Vast, Cool and Unsympathetic Formerly Important

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    Also, if possible, think about some kind of anti-fatigue mat on the floor where you stand. Something cushiony but not squishy.
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  6. Fisherman's Worf

    Fisherman's Worf Hamachi is a fish best served cold

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    I've found New Balance tennis shoes to have better overall arch support. But my feet tend to be wider, which New Balance supports better.

    Invest in some good insoles too. Not sure about your area, but there are places around here that can make custom insole inserts based on your foot measurements and gait.
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  7. Lanzman

    Lanzman Vast, Cool and Unsympathetic Formerly Important

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    ^^^ New Balance walking shoes are what I wear all day. But I have a cushy office job and sit most of the time. Good walking in from distant parking lots, tho.
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  8. El Chup

    El Chup Fuck Trump Deceased Member Git

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    When it comes to standing a lot I tend to wear those "posh" sneakers that you can get in places like Camper or Massimo Dutti. No quite sneakers so look a but more presentable, but soft and comfortable nonetheless.

    Of course, if I have to stand for a while at work I am stuck in formal shoes. Took me years to settle on brands that were comfortable.
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  9. Lanzman

    Lanzman Vast, Cool and Unsympathetic Formerly Important

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    Gel-sole inserts will save your life. :yes:
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    here's my question though - are there any uniform footwear requirements that you have to follow? In other words often your workplace policy dictates what you have to wear on the job.
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    oh good point! No matter what the foot-ware requirements, what you put inside your shoe/boot is your business.
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    ed629 Morally Inept Banned

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    I don't stand all day, but I found these to be super comfortable to wear. You could probably find the women's version of these.
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  13. Mrs. Albert

    Mrs. Albert demented estrogen monster

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    no specific requirements for shoes. All the pharmacists I've worked with have been wearing tennis shoes.
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    I wear Brooks. Specifically, Brooks Dyad 5. Unfortunately, those shoes have been discontinued, but something along those lines might help. I am diabetic, have circulation issues, and they keep my feet from hurting.
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    The time I was having really bad foot problems the thing that I did which helped was I bought a pair of shoes half a size larger than what I normally wear. Then I bought a pair of flip-flops that were exactly the size of my feet, cut the strap off the flip-flops and stuffed them into my shoes. Man, that solved the problem.
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