See why podiatrists and nurses love these New Balance sneakers — they're on sale at Amazon

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Stylish and comfortable, all in one. (Photo: Amazon)
Stylish and comfortable, all in one. (Photo: Amazon)

Feet hurt? Ours too. It's probably about time you invest in a pair of sneakers that treat your toes every time you slip 'em on.

New Balance is synonymous with both style and comfort at a great price, and Amazon shoppers think they've found the most irresistible pair of them all: The New Balance Women's FuelCore Nergize F1 Sneaker, on sale starting at $45 in lots of sizes and colors. 

These kicks have picked up plenty of accolades, including Amazon's No. 1 bestselling cross-training shoe, and well over 32,400 five-star reviews. Even podiatrists rave about New Balance sneakers: Board-certified podiatrist Ernest L. Isaacson recommends New Balance sneakers due to their comfort and support, while Dr. Nelya Lobkova agrees that the brand is “great for prevention and generalized foot soreness.

It's not hard to see why the shoe is so popular: It has a cushioned memory foam insert for extra padding on your feet, yet they're cloud-like and lightweight. They come in over 22 different colors, and are available in wide widths.

Shop it: New Balance Women's FuelCore Nergize V1 Sneaker, from $45 (was $65),

Others who adore these sneakers? Teachers, nurses and retail employees! Here's what they had to say:

Teachers are big fans

One sneaker, so many fans. (Photo: Amazon)
One sneaker, so many fans. (Photo: Amazon)

Teachers and educators know how to put shoes through the paces — they're on their feet nearly all day!

"This is my third pair of these shoes (all in different colors)," one shared. "They are so comfortable and go with everything. As a special education teacher, I never know when I'll have to take off running down the hall to assist with a student so these are really great for work. They're truly an everyday sneaker."

Another wears her well outside the schoolhouse:

"These shoes are so soft and flexible, you forget you are even wearing them," she writes. "I am a teacher and do a lot of walking a day (10,000 steps or so) and haven't had an issue with these yet. I have also taken them out for walks around my hilly neighborhood and they feel great. My feet are not sore at the end of the day anymore. And they're so cute!"

Even those with flat feet love these sturdy kicks:

This teacher writes: "I love this style of shoe and these didn’t disappoint. I have very flat feet and am on my feet all day long, so these are a miracle! I will be purchasing more!"

Nurses can't get enough of them

How cute are these leopard kicks? (Photo: Amazon)
How cute are these leopard kicks? (Photo: Amazon)

Nurses and other medical professionals are running to and fro all day, so their stamp of approval is hard-earned. Here's what they said:

One ER nurse shared: "Okay, so let me just start off by saying I am an Emergency Department nurse at a trauma center where we always have lines out the door, and I love these shoes! I am on my feet for 12+ hours at a time, and most of that is walking and moving. I rarely stand for long periods of time like some other nurses, but for moving constantly at a steady pace these are great..."

"I wear these every nursing shift," another adds. "...My feet don't hurt at all at the end of 8 to 12-hour nursing shifts and I'm on a rehab floor so I rarely sit down. I get so many compliments. I'm def grabbing more colors."

A nursing student chimed in too: "I love these. I got them because I'm in nursing school and wanted a comfy pair of shoes. My feet didn't hurt after being in the hospital all day."

Retail employees give them five stars

How gorgeous is this dove gray shade? (Photo: Amazon)
How gorgeous is this dove gray shade? (Photo: Amazon)

Those who work in retail know the importance of a comfortable pair of shoes — and these New Balance sneakers certainly didn't disappoint.

"I can’t believe how much these shoes helped me," one shopper noted. "I work retail and I stand on concrete floors all day every day. I used to wear Adidas with a foam insert, but I’d still come home unable to walk around my house because my feet hurt so badly. I saw some good reviews for these and decided to try them. I can’t believe how much better my feet feel. I still have bad days but it’s not near as often as before. I’m able to be on my feet all day, 40 hours a week, without crippling pain. I also noticed that my sciatic nerve in my back has been bothering me a lot less. I can’t recommend this shoe enough for anyone who has pain from working retail."

Another adds: "I really like these! I bought them for my retail job and they have helped alleviate strain on my feet and back. These are pretty comfortable, sort of feel like slippers because they're squishy all around even on the toes."

In short: "Love this shoe! I work retail and it has been a life saver. Very comfortable to wear all day and stand in for long hours."

Shop it: New Balance Women's FuelCore Nergize V1 Sneaker, from $45 (was $65),

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