ER nurses...what shoes??

  1. Do you wear...we are on our feet for our whole shifts sometimes...I myself swear by clogs..always have.. I have 4pairs..1 dansko..1 modellista..1 rocket dog.... and a pair of crocs..i cannot wear anything but clogs as my feet kill me...what about you????
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  2. 46 Comments

  3. by   TazziRN
    SAS shoes.....best $120 I've ever spent
  4. by   LeahJet
    Nike Shox for me.

    A good idea would be to go to a store that sells athletic shoes.... most have a chart or guide that shows what shoes are best for your individual needs.
    Last edit by LeahJet on Sep 3, '06
  5. by   PANurseRN1
    Crocs, baby!
  6. by   Larry77
    Most of our dept wears either Dansko's or Crocs...myself it's Crocs all the way baby! My feet still hurt on those especially "fun" shifts however.
  7. by   mhull
    I swear by Crocs. They are the best. Best of luck.
  8. by   Spidey's mom
    I think whatever works best for each individual. I've tried crocs and don't like them.

    I buy whatever decent athletic shoe is on sale . . usually try to stay with New Balance.

    I do refuse to go over $50 though - hence the looking for shoe sales.

    (funny, I WILL spend $100 on my hair every six weeks)

    steph
  9. by   ally_rn
    Hi there,
    I swear by my Crocs. I bought a pair of Nike Shox when they came out paid almost $200 and they were worn out and uncomfortable in 3-4mths. I have been wearing crocs ever since. I think for $35 they are a much better investment and I can sterilize they easily!
  10. by   Dallas_RN
    Crocs hands down :wink2:
  11. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    I do PRN in the ER, and on those days i wear my Eaay Spirit walking shoes. Crocs are fine if i'm walking slower and standing in one place, other than that, i need something that stays on my feet better.
  12. by   lvs2nrs3535
    I love crocs, but I swear to God, I keep tripping over nothing when I wear them!! There must be something seriously wrong with me!
  13. by   nursejohio
    I do that too!!! It's worse when they've been washed recently, must get all the dust off and make the soles a little less slick. It's not just you
  14. by   traumagirll99
    Dasko all the way!!! I have back problems (herniated discs) and I used to wear Berks, the first time I saw my neurologist she told me to "get my foot off the floor and it would take pressure off my back" boy was she right.
    I know that they can be expensive but in the 8th hour of a 12 hour shift from hell I don't care about the cost.

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