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 Post subject: Medical/Nursing Shoes Help Please!
PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2012 3:56 pm 
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So in the medical field, you need white, closed front and back leather shoes, no mesh what so ever. I never realized how hard it is to find white shoes until now, and of course I don't want them to be leather, so does anyone who works in this field or know someone whose does have any suggestion on what shoes I can buy? How comfy on the feet are they for a long period? I think I found a pair of clogs but they fit weird. I tried on a pair and the back felt loose, is this normal? Any suggestions is great. Thank you!


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2012 5:01 pm 
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I was going to suggest checking out Keens, because they make really supportive awesome sandals and I know they make service shoes, but I checked and they're all leather.
However, these Dansko's look promising:
http://www.thewalkingcompany.com/dansko ... nvas/15802 $70
http://www.thewalkingcompany.com/dansko ... nvas/22188 $85
They're slightly different from each other, but not by much.

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 Post subject: Re: Medical/Nursing Shoes Help Please!
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And if you can have laces, these are on sale for $50:
http://www.thewalkingcompany.com/dansko ... nvas/15810

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 Post subject: Re: Medical/Nursing Shoes Help Please!
PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2012 8:12 pm 
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Are you in the U.S.? If so, there are these clogs from Kohl's: http://www.kohls.com/kohlsStore/womens_ ... +Clogs.jsp
I think it is normal for the back of clogs to be loose, but I have small feet, so you might want someone else to chime in to be sure.


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 Post subject: Re: Medical/Nursing Shoes Help Please!
PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2012 9:37 pm 
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I have those clogs from Kohls and wore them for long shifts at a coffee shop while pregnant and they were really comfortable. The first pair I had cracked across the top (I think from squatting to get things out of low cabinets) but I exchanged them for a new pair with no problem and those are going strong.


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 Post subject: Re: Medical/Nursing Shoes Help Please!
PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2012 10:11 pm 
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I have a high instep and the kohls Dansko knock offs didn't work for me, although they did seem like they would be comfortable otherwise. I would be cautious about the fabric Danskos, as I would bet they aren't very water resistant. I have been looking at Klogs - http://www.klogs.com//SelectedItem.aspx?id=14 - they aren't much to look at, but they do seem like they would be comfy and protective. I think the material is like Crocs.

Oh, also these Crocs, which seem to have no holes: http://www.endless.com/crocs-Womens-Ner ... f=dp_sim_2


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 Post subject: Re: Medical/Nursing Shoes Help Please!
PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2012 10:27 pm 
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Beanitarian wrote:
Oh, also these Crocs, which seem to have no holes: http://www.endless.com/crocs-Womens-Ner ... f=dp_sim_2


Oh, n/m, they don't come in white.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 12:17 pm 
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Dansko also makes these in coated canvas: http://www.zappos.com/product/7894483/color/14
It's hard to tell from the picture of the white ones, but if you look at the black ones, it looks like it has a waxy/shiny coating, despite their being canvas. I've never seen them in person, though, so I don't know how water resistant they are.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 12:33 pm 
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Crocs has a type of white closed work shoe that are supposed to be comfy.
http://www.crocs.com/crocs-mercy-work/1 ... work-shoes (click the color symbol to see the white option)

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 4:13 pm 
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Tzippy wrote:
Dansko also makes these in coated canvas: http://www.zappos.com/product/7894483/color/14
It's hard to tell from the picture of the white ones, but if you look at the black ones, it looks like it has a waxy/shiny coating, despite their being canvas. I've never seen them in person, though, so I don't know how water resistant they are.


Yeah, these are waterproof. I highly recommend Dansko clogs for anyone that has to be on their feet for long periods of time. Your heel is supposed to lift a bit!

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 Post subject: Re: Medical/Nursing Shoes Help Please!
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I'm a nurse and on my feet a lot - plus I have degenerative issues in both my feet - I go with the Canvas coated Dansko (I have the black ones) - these have pretty much saved me from needing foot surgery, they are that comfortable. The coating is really nice and you can wipe them off.


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 Post subject: Re: Medical/Nursing Shoes Help Please!
PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2012 9:13 pm 
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I love Crocs! They have so many kinds. I wear them in clinic and the OR. I wear them basically anytime I need to wear shoes, except for exercising.


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I have this in a different color. You can get it with or without the silver flowers.
http://m.crocs.com/crocs-mercy-work/108 ... wear-clogs


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 Post subject: Re: Medical/Nursing Shoes Help Please!
PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2012 9:21 pm 
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Cornelie wrote:
Crocs has a type of white closed work shoe that are supposed to be comfy.
http://www.crocs.com/crocs-mercy-work/1 ... work-shoes (click the color symbol to see the white option)


Oh, I didn't realize you already posted this! These aren't as comfy as traditional crocs, but they are still very comfy and the sole is much thicker, which makes me feel safer that if I step on anything I am well protected. They have lasted me a long time too.


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 Post subject: Re: Medical/Nursing Shoes Help Please!
PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2012 11:18 pm 
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I spray waterproofed a pair of canvas Dansko's for my acute clinical rotation. These were my first pair of Dansko's, and I'm not sure I'm as big a fan of them as everyone else, though, as I on long days I like a bit more cushioning for my feet. However, the canvas stayed mostly clean. (It got a little bit spotty).

And I hate to admit it, but when I did massage, I wore knock-off/Payless Crocs, and my feet never hurt. However, I ran less and
stood more doing massage than working on the med/surg floor.

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 Post subject: Re: Medical/Nursing Shoes Help Please!
PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 3:27 pm 
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I'm an RN and I just wear sneakers. Danskos make me feel like I'm going to trip and fall. I've twisted my ankle in them before. I found that nursing school was really picky about shoes but in the real world they don't care as much what you wear on your feet. Crocs are a good suggestion though they seem like they'd be perfect!

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 Post subject: Re: Medical/Nursing Shoes Help Please!
PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 3:30 pm 
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I totally resent that we aren't allowed to wear crocs even the ones with no holes.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 5:47 pm 
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Oh that is so sad! Well they used to be in the news for people tripping because the texture of the shoe is so gummy it can kind of stick to the floor in a weird way. Maybe that's why :(

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Not that at all. It's because the sides aren't considered enclosed. It is a bit silly though because in the crocs that are without holes my feet feel alot more protected than any of the shoes we are allowed to have. They are good sturdy shoes.

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Oooooh!!!! Now I might get away with these..... http://www.littlewoodsireland.ie/crocs-crocband-lightweight-shoes/1215408777.prd?browseToken=%2fb%2f1589%2c4294958744

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 Post subject: Re: Medical/Nursing Shoes Help Please!
PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 6:36 pm 
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Who doesn't wear someone wear crocs? That's just mean. I supervise some students that are told to wear white leather shoes and I am supposed to grade them on this. I always cross off the word leather. Anyway, what about these? They have more of a side to them:

http://www.crocs.com/crocs-neira-work/1 ... efv1=White


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 Post subject: Re: Medical/Nursing Shoes Help Please!
PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 6:59 pm 
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kimba wrote:
Who doesn't wear someone wear crocs? That's just mean. I supervise some students that are told to wear white leather shoes and I am supposed to grade them on this. I always cross off the word leather. Anyway, what about these? They have more of a side to them:

http://www.crocs.com/crocs-neira-work/1 ... efv1=White

I have these in black, and they are very comfy (though not breathable at all). They look pretty similar to other clogs, so I doubt anyone would notice.


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 Post subject: Re: Medical/Nursing Shoes Help Please!
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Oh they definitely have enough side to get away wearing in work. Now they just need to bring them out in navy!

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