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Old 03-02-2017, 11:54 AM
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Am in need of suggestions for shoes to wear when longarm quilting. Legs getting tired lately. Thanks
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Old 03-02-2017, 12:08 PM
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My longarm is in the basement, on an unfinished cement floor. I have those foam puzzle piece squares down with gel mats on top. Then I wear cushy socks & foam Crocs. Hot pink. I think the color helps.
Many people complain about arm/hand/shoulder pain, but my problem is also my legs. I don't have pain, but I get muscle tightness between my knees & hips. I think I stand stiff legged. I usually take a break about every 45 minutes, or when my bobbin runs out. The Crocs seem to help.
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Old 03-02-2017, 12:17 PM
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I get leg pain if I go barefoot or wear scuffs. Have to wear sturdy shoes with arch supports. Arch supports can be purchased at any dollar store. I went to a podiatrist and got special ones just for me and my insurance paid for them. But the cheap ones work well too. Hope this helps you
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Old 03-02-2017, 12:36 PM
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I love my Ariat Lacers. They do also make a slip-on. Support the foot to save the legs and hips.
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Old 03-02-2017, 12:46 PM
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I have Dr. Scholl's gel insoles that help with my foot pain. They're inexpensive and last a long time.
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Old 03-02-2017, 01:52 PM
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I'm a Birkenstock girl but Dansko clogs come highly recommended, everyone in the healthcare and restaurant industries wears them, my friend in corrections wears them. Wear a good pair of support hose with them
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Old 03-02-2017, 03:40 PM
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I use the anti fatigue mats, and I also set a timer to take regular breaks after 30 minutes......
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Old 03-02-2017, 04:20 PM
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http://www.zcoil.com/?gclid=CKeC8_aGudICFca6wAodCwQC-Q
I wore these on cement as I stocked over 2,000 lbs. of stock each week, the last 12 years I worked, in tennis and sandles. Try some on when your feet or legs hurt, you will see the difference.
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Old 03-02-2017, 04:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Phyllis nm View Post
http://www.zcoil.com/?gclid=CKeC8_aGudICFca6wAodCwQC-Q
I wore these on cement as I stocked over 2,000 lbs. of stock each week, the last 12 years I worked, in tennis and sandles. Try some on when your feet or legs hurt, you will see the difference.
I'd never heard of these, and they look interesting... but a bit pricey!
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I have learned to switch shoes often. I also got some diabetic socks that are super cushy and not expensive.
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