Ahhh... My aching feet!

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  1. adk macrumors 68000

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    I work a job where i'm on my feet for 8 or 12 hours a day and frankly, they're killing me right now. I've tried tons of Dr. Scholl's and other cheap brands of footbeds, and I've found that they're all garbage. Does anybody know of any cheap (or at least affordable) ways to better cushion my feet? I'm not really in the position to be buying $100+ orthotics.
     
  2. e²Studios macrumors 68020

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    Try here http://www.goodfeet.com/

    Ed
     
  3. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    I know you said you don't want to, but I really think you should look into orthotics. Incorrect foot placement can start affecting your entire body (knees, back, hips, ankles and whatever). I was a bit hesitant about getting them too but (sounding like an advert) they've made a massive difference for me. :)
     
  4. Koodauw macrumors 68040

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    Do you just stand on your feet, (ie like at chase register.) or are you moving around on your feet for these long hours?
     
  5. MongoTheGeek macrumors 68040

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    If you stand make it a point to flex your thigh/calf muscles. Some pain comes from pooling of fluid in the legs. If you can, try pacing. Walking is much easier on the human body than standing.

    /Neuropathy sucks btw. Glad that wasn't the issue.
     
  6. ejb190 macrumors 65816

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    I'll second that one. I spent about $300 on my plastic, custom molded orthotics 10 years ago. Still wear them and they still work. The foot pain is minimal and my knee and hip pain have been eliminated.

    Get a referal from you doctor to see a foot specialist and you insurance just might cover the cost. After all, this is a medical condition.
     
  7. mactastic macrumors 68040

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    My wife, who's a teacher, spends all day on her feet as well, and swears by her Dansko shoes. Cost close to $100, but she says they're well worth it.
     
  8. Applespider macrumors G4

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    Highly uncool but it might be worth considering wearing a pair of those 'flight' socks or support socks since they give you legs more support, stop the fluid pooling and should help the feet. Our physio used to recommend support tights to the shop assistants who were on their feet much of the day.

    And don't skimp on the shoes; cheap shoes generally don't give great support to your feet. Not important most of the time but when you're earning your living on them you need them.

    Footbeds=those gel pads?
     
  9. adk thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I move around quite a bit.


    I have a pair of high quality work shoes that are about as comfortable as a pair of steel toes are going to get.



    Basically, my feet hurt after work, but not badly enough to consider spending a lot of money on them.
     
  10. mactastic macrumors 68040

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    I'm afraid I can't help you if you feel your feet aren't worth spending any money on.

    Just try to keep them elevated at night then.
     
  11. OutThere macrumors 603

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    You'll get used to it...

    I'm on my feet 8-9 hours a day. It was bad for the first couple of weeks, but my feet have gotten used to standing.

    I also put my feet up when I'm off work, stretch my legs, ankles and feet throughout the day and curl my toes inside my shoes every once in a while. :)
     
  12. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603

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    Thats what I use to do working 10-12 hour shifts on my feet...I would pace or flex my feet every chance I got....I enjoyed the 15minute closing period at night.


    Bless
     
  13. wheeeee! macrumors newbie

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    crocs are affordable and so comfortable. It seems like every other person in the city is wearing them and they come in every color of the rainbow. :)

    [​IMG]
     
  14. iPhil macrumors 68040

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    For like almost 2 months now i've been walking about 6 miles to 10 miles per day @ work and i've been using these they've kept the pain down to minimum .. but there starting @ $150.00 :eek: :eek:
     
  15. adk thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I don't know too many workplaces where crocs would be acceptable.... especially one like mine that requires steel toes.
     
  16. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Exactly. Plus they're generally made from carbon fibre now so if you're feet aren't growing, they should last even longer. Well worth it. :)
     
  17. Spock macrumors 68000

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    I am so sick of those ugly things, are they really comfortable enough to look so bad in?
     
  18. adk thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I know they're well worth it. I have a pair of $150 footbeds in my ski boots (that unfortunately don't work in regular shoes) and they're amazing. My problem is that I don't have/am not willing to spend large sums of money on orthotics.
     
  19. imacintel macrumors 68000

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    There are magical shoes called Crocs or Shaka Shoes. They are not business formal.

    Shaka Shoes


    Crocs
     
  20. macartistkel macrumors 6502a

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    omg…:eek: sorry, but I cannot stop myself from making a comment about CROCS..they are truly heinous and in my opinion the worst thing to happen to feet in a long time. Now my boyfriend had two pairs of the Waldes (same damn thing though) and they were black and khaki …and as much as I despise them, the colors were are not as distressing to look at. However the bright ORANGE, yellow, red, blue, purple, and whatever other colors out there is just a nightmare for me to look at. WHOEVER came up with this shoe is seriously disturbed, and knows nothing about fashion. Yes they are rich, but they have done a bad thing to society!! :confused: :D
     

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