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Great for standing for long periods, horrible for walking
on February 15, 2012
I am a nurse and on my feet a lot. I also have a history of back surgery and bad knees, so I need good shoes. I usually buy the Dansko clogs, but wanted to try to save some money. These are the same style, half the price, and felt very good when I tried them on (bought at a Croc's store).
These shoes are ridiculously cushioned!! Your feet almost sink into them like you're wearing pillows on your feet. I thought that would be wonderful for my long shifts! However, the heels of the shoe are also very cushioned, so the only thing to stabilize your foot as you walk is your ankles. At the end of my one and only shift wearing these, my ankles and balls of my feet were SO sore I almost took them off to walk in my socks in the parking lot.
As for walking, these shoes didn't stay on at all. When I was walking to the bus stop, I about literally walked right out of my left shoe! The Dansko clogs I am used to are loose in the heel and "flop" as you take a step. These shoes did the same in the store, but I didn't think anything of it since that is what I'm used to. I had to walk carefully all day to make sure I didn't walk right out of my shoes.
Unfortunately I can't return these since I wore them to work. Now I have fancy house shoes. I will probably only wear these when I'm in the kitchen doing dishes or cooking. They are cheaper than buying those fancy gel kitchen mats.