Clogs while nursing - page 2

Hello everyone, This thread is inspired by the one "JCAHO and Clogs". This is something I've noticed alot lately-people in the medical field wearing crocs. I understand that they are wonderfully... Read More

  1. by   AMR21
    i heart crocs like no other. the ones w/o holes look the same as any other nursing shoe if your pants are the correct lenght.
  2. by   NurseyBaby'05
    I have to agree about the ones with the holes in the top. I find a lot of stuff on the tops of my shoes that I don't know what it is or how it got there. Blech! I wear the professionals so my feet aren't sweaty and sliding out of the shoes. The ridges channel any fluids away from the holes in the sides. I have not had a plantar fasciatis flare up since I started wearing mine all the time. The other nice thing about them is that I can just throw them in the stationary tubs with hot water and bleach when I get home. I couldn't really do that with leather.
  3. by   cardiacRN2006
    Quote from anne74
    Back off Croc Hater!
    Croc haters... LOL!!!
  4. by   traumaRUs
    My only hesitancy for Crocs is that my feet sweat. Alright guys - how do you deal with that?
  5. by   cardiacRN2006
    I wear the ones with holes, and I wear thin socks. Whenever I'm charting or not walking, I take my feet out and rest them on the top of the croc.

    But, sometimes they still sweat!
  6. by   crb613
    I must confess :uhoh21: ....I have posted before that I could not wear Crocs & did not like them. My feet are narrow & I could not move fast enough in them to suit me (kept throwing a shoe!). Well I kept on trying & since I have learned how to walk in them.....I never wear anything else. My Nike's are hx! After 12+ hours my feet & legs feel great!.... Another Croc lover here!
  7. by   ragingmomster
    you all may have convinced me to try a pair.

    my main concerns were with the holes. i work ob and never know when my pt's "gonna blow". i want my feet to stay dry when the fluid splashes.

    that said, i am looking into an OR position and would like to be able to stand for longer periods than my dansko's let me.

    would anyone like to comment on specific brands that are croc copycats at a lower price?
  8. by   cardiacRN2006
    NO, noo. Fake crocs (which someone on here called frocs!) are no good. Some people will say they are, but they pale in comparison to real crocs.

    Just spend the extra 10 bucks on the real deal...
  9. by   kokosmom
    Has anyone tried the Dansco Clogs? They have a built in arch support, come in many colors, including white and have a closed back. When I wear them, my feet don't hurt after being on them all day. They are expensive, but my feet are worthy. The Crocs sound fun with all the add on's too!
  10. by   banditrn
    My feet have become so used to the comfort of the Crocs at work, that I can't stand to wear anything else, and wear them for everyday! Now, if they'd just come up with a dressy model.
  11. by   leeae85
    There is a kind of dressy pair i saw the other day, they were a Mary Jane stlye Croc, and so cute! They felt just as comfy too.
  12. by   BJLynn
    I love my Crocs too. I had one lady puke on my Crocs and I went over to a sink, slipped them off, washed them in hot water and soap, dried them off with paper towels, and popped them back on my feet.

    I have three pair right now and have actually worn out a pair of them. I was hesitant about them at first because I have such a small foot (goes along with being so short...lol). But the XS ones are very comfy on me. And my knees, hips, and back have not hurt NEARLY as much as they did before I started wearing them. So in my mind now, Crocs are essential nursing footwear. For the summer especially. And as for the sweating part, a nice pair of cotton gym socks work nicely for me.
  13. by   Gompers
    Quote from NurseyBaby'05
    I have to agree about the ones with the holes in the top. I find a lot of stuff on the tops of my shoes that I don't know what it is or how it got there. Blech! I wear the professionals so my feet aren't sweaty and sliding out of the shoes. The ridges channel any fluids away from the holes in the sides. I have not had a plantar fasciatis flare up since I started wearing mine all the time. The other nice thing about them is that I can just throw them in the stationary tubs with hot water and bleach when I get home. I couldn't really do that with leather.
    Yep, I have the same ones. I have spilled water all over my shoes and the ridges really did channel the water away from my feet - my socks were dry! For a 12 hour shift, I really need the ones with the side vents - otherwise my feet would STINK I'm sure! :uhoh21: But at least they don't have holes on the top, and you can get them in that white or light gray color and they look like normal nursing shoes, just a bit funny shaped is all. I first had the Professional ones then I got the Relief ones because they've got the same solid top and side vents, but they are supposed to have more support for people with foot problems. Honestly, they're pretty much the same, but at least they were the same price.

    Quote from traumaRUs
    My only hesitancy for Crocs is that my feet sweat. Alright guys - how do you deal with that?
    Well, if you get the ones with no holes at all, there's pretty much no way around the sweat. I have a black pair like that which I wear with normal clothes and my feet always sweat in them, so I'm always having to slip them off to air my feet out. But even the ones with the side vents still get hot after awhile so you definitely need to wear cotton socks with them. And NO HOSE. Even wearing hose with cotton socks over them, you'll still get sweaty stinky feet unfortunately. Yes, Crocs are antimicrobial and THEY don't smell (it's true, they don't!) but your feet still can!

    Quote from kokosmom
    Has anyone tried the Dansco Clogs? They have a built in arch support, come in many colors, including white and have a closed back. When I wear them, my feet don't hurt after being on them all day. They are expensive, but my feet are worthy. The Crocs sound fun with all the add on's too!
    I liked the Jocelyn Dansko white clogs and my feet felt great in them, but they were SOOOOO heavy. I tried the Professional style that everyone else wears, but the sole is very narrow (moreso than the actual foot bed) and I kept tripping in them, like my ankles would roll in or out, and I almost sprained something wearing them! I had them on for only a few hours before I took them off and returned them for the Jocelyn ones, which have a much wider sole and are much easier to balance in, yet are just as comfortable. If you get Danskos, make sure to go to a store and try some one first in the style you like, even if you can't order white ones through that store. The heel of your foot is supposed to come out of the shoe while you walk - the back part is more for protection which is why they are still considered clogs even though they have a heel. If you get them too small they don't work quite right.
    Last edit by Gompers on Jan 7, '07

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