Clogs while nursing - page 4

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   rpv_rn
    i have several pairs of crocs. i use them around the house - cleaning, washing my car, gardening. love the way then can easily be washed & cleaned. two pairs have the straps at the heel which feels more supportive than without the straps.
  2. by   ltg623
    Rack Room shoes has a brand that is very close to Crocs and you can get them on sale quite often.

    As far as the holes in the top...I am an ER nurse and most of wear Crocs and we just slip shoe covers over them if we are involved in messy stuff. I have only once gotten a little blood in between a hole. Caviwipes are great for the clean up and I just wiped my foot off with alcohol foam that we use for our hands. I am not real worried about the hole thing. I have learned to jump pretty fast !!!
  3. by   cardiacRN2006
    I've been wearing crocs at work for over 4 years now (with holes) and I"ve never gotten anything in the holes!

    Of course, I didn't come home with filthy regular shoes prior to crocs either....
  4. by   llgRN
    I've been wearing clogs of some kind, ever since my Mom brought them home from Sweden/Norway when I was a little girl....I have worn Crocs for at least 3 years. Love them for sure. I wear them with support socks. Work in Gero Psych now....so...we don't get too much spillage....ANYWAY....thought I would pass on that after cleaning them with antibiotic soap and or alchohol foam/wipes....I take Armor All spray and spiff them up...you can get Armor All pull-up wipes too...They look nice and shiny again.
  5. by   rags
    Quote from yadda_yadda_yadda
    Z-Coils are awesome for anyone with foot/knee/back problems.
    Pricey...but they sure live up to their claims.
    I was observing in the OR the other day and two of the RN's in there had the Z-coil shoes. Made the same claim about comfort and helping with foot/knee/back problems. However...

    I watched as not once but 3 times tubing connected to the pt & cords conncected to the wall and machines got stuck/caught in those coils. I felt they were extremely unsafe to both the patient and nurse wearing them, due to the close calls on the falls and almost pulling the tubing or cords out. Needless to say the Dr. was fit to be tied, :angryfire but the RN was oblivious to it being a problem.:uhoh21:

    rags
  6. by   dylla
    clogs - esp croc type or croc hole or no hole are the most comfortable shoe I've worn. I have plantar facitis. Also work in a Geri Psych unit. We were doing cares in a bathroom on a person and the staff that was with me had leather shoes on -- patient urinated on floor, shoes etc. my rubber shoes were easy to clean off. Showered off and then quat disinfected -- here leather type tennis shoes were ruined. She ended up wearing "patient footy slippers the rest of the day" and since it was summer wore them home instead of putting on urinated leather tennis shoes.

    In the hospital I worked in previously Surgery started the craze due to the ease of cleaning when fluids etc were easily spilt. Even though they had shoe covers they felt they could be cleaned and sterilized better than a leather shoe.:spin:
  7. by   rn/writer
    I love my clogs. I have four different brands. With the less expensive ones, I slip a pair of $5 arch support inserts into them. They are the most comfortable shoes I've ever owned. I used to come home and my feet would swell after I took off my nursing shoes. They'd throb for about three hours, even when I put them up. Now, my feet rarely hurt and when they do, it's not nearly as bad.

    For anyone who is between sizes, go with a thinner trouser sock if you choose the smaller size or a thicker sock if you go larger. Either solution works.

    Ironically, Crocs, the more expensive version, come in double sizes, 4-5, 6-7, etc., while the cheaper versions (Wal-Mart, K Mart, Payless) have the easier-to-fit single sizes. What's really nice is that finally, somebody got a clue that medical folks wear these things year round and they started stocking them through the winter. And they're making more colors. Up until last year, Payless made all kinds of wiggy colors, but they didn't have white. Glad they got that straightened out.

    On my unit, almost everyone wears clogs. Because they're inexpensive, color coordination is easy. I think I have ten pairs now in eight colors.

    No more nursing shoes for me. Clogs all the way.
  8. by   IsseyM
    I've never owned a pair of Crocs but i see alot of people who wear them and heard many who swear by them. I own a few pair of "Klogs" the Malibu style and they are more comfortable than my Nike and other sneakers. These ones do not holes on the top but there is an opening in the back. I work in the OR and these shoes are perfect for scrubbing cuz you're standing for long periods of time. However, I wouldn't want to wear a pair of Crocs with huge holes in the OR, especially while scrubbing because there's always that chance of dropping a sharp instrument onto your foot. Also the chance of blood, body drainage, irrigation, etc, leaking onto your shoe, seeping into those holes. That would be gross. So anyways Leselberry, i dont think you're old fashioned. I agree that the Crocs with the large holes can be a hazard/safety issue.
  9. by   Gompers
    Quote from llg2700
    I've been wearing clogs of some kind, ever since my Mom brought them home from Sweden/Norway when I was a little girl....I have worn Crocs for at least 3 years. Love them for sure. I wear them with support socks. Work in Gero Psych now....so...we don't get too much spillage....ANYWAY....thought I would pass on that after cleaning them with antibiotic soap and or alchohol foam/wipes....I take Armor All spray and spiff them up...you can get Armor All pull-up wipes too...They look nice and shiny again.
    Crocs sells something called "Croc Butter" that you can buff your shoes with - makes them nice and shiny!

    I guess I just don't understand why people wouldn't just spend $10 more and buy the Crocs that don't have the holes on top. At $40, they're still a steal as far as nursing shoes go!
  10. by   allele
    I LOVE my Crocs! I wear the Professionals, no holes in the top, only in the sides so they breathe nicely, and they are resistant to bacteria and fungus! I used to wear Mizunos, which were VERY comfortable, but at $115 a pair (and I would get a new pair about every three months or so...) I could get 3 Crocs for the price of one pair of Mizunos, and they're lasting longer! As far as looking professional....I have to admit I don't think they're the prettiest things around, but they're better looking than some of the clogs the surgeons wear, or the ratty old sneakers they wear with their scrubs! I'm a Crocs fan 4-eva!
  11. by   UM Review RN
    My unit looks like a Crocs revolution! Everyone wears them.

    I became a convert a few months ago. When I first started wearing them, I had to put inserts inside because the nerve pain was so bad, I couldn't tolerate the little nubby things touching my feet. I've been wearing only the Crocs for several months and my feet are almost normal now.

    If anyone tried to tell me that I couldn't wear them, I'd have to get a desk job.

    Did you know that Crocs are healthy for your feet too? Here's an excerpt from an article:

    http://www.crocs.com/consumer/news_details/627392/

    Crocs, made of a resin foam called Croslite and listing for $29.99, are featured prominently on the Web site of the Bethesda-based American Podiatric Medical Association (www.apma.org) as one healthy alternative to flip-flops; two Crocs models-both in the Crocs Rx line, designed for people with diabetes and others with cirulatory and foot ailments-recently have been awarded the APMA Seal of Acceptance. The APMA takes special note of the fact that Croslite "warms and softens with body heat and molds to the users' feet, while remaining extremely lightweight."
  12. by   SportyNurse
    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 paid the whole $120 for my Danko's and I loved them... however, after my friend and I bought our first pair of Croc's I can't hardly wear them anymore. The croc's are so light and comfortable, even my four year old has a pair. I work many double's and the difference in how my feet feel afterwards is amazing!

    I only have one negative experience with my Croc's. If it's raining.... beware of puddles!
  13. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Quote from Gompers
    Crocs sells something called "Croc Butter" that you can buff your shoes with - makes them nice and shiny!

    I guess I just don't understand why people wouldn't just spend $10 more and buy the Crocs that don't have the holes on top. At $40, they're still a steal as far as nursing shoes go!
    The footbed to me feels different in the ones without holes.

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