This is a guest post by my mom! She was a career nurse for 40 years. It was not until the end of her career that she really found a winning foot care formula for comfortable work shoes. I asked that she share what she found with us.
As a kid I always remember her coming home from work and complaining of numerous foot pains. She was always trying some new contraption to make her feet more comfortable at work.
She tried funky shoes with coils under them, countless different pairs of tennis shoes, as well as odd foot soaks and stones.
Carla shares the best footwear for long shifts at work in the video below,
Summary formula for comfortable feet
In summary, Carla, says flat soled shoes worked best for her as they allowed the best circulation to her toes. She also got rid of her arch support as it was digging into the bottom of her feet and irritating the fascia. Lastly transitioning to minimalist footwear with a larger toe pocket reduced blisters and sores she was experiencing on the side of her feet. This combined with a toe straightener known as Correct Toes made all the difference.
The following foot care products were shared in this article
- Correct Toes
- Fitlish Feet DVD
- Vibram Five Finger Shoes
- Merrel Trail Glove Shoes
- Lems Primal 2 Shoes
- Z-Coil Shoes
- Ecco Shoes
Do you have any questions about foot care?
Foot care is so important. We experience life through every step we take. Each day we are on our feet and if they are not properly cared for then you suffer as a result. Do you have any questions in particular about how to best care for your feet? Or perhaps which types of footwear are best for you? Click here to ask me.