Clogs while nursing

  1. 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 comfortable, but coming from an office environment where open toed shoes were frowned upon, I'm surprised that crocs would be allowed in that field, because of safety reasons, especially since there is an abundance of sharp objects and body fluids. Am I just too old fashioned?
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  2. 80 Comments

  3. by   Goodoldnurse
    I have to agree that the crocs, which have large holes, are a hazard. Most dress codes call for leather, white, closed toe shoes on nurses. I am all about comfort, but they are not code, let alone professional.
    sorry croc fans.
  4. by   RN4NICU
    Not all crocs have holes in the top. The ones without the holes are just as comfortable as the others and are just as professional as any other shoe.
  5. by   cardiacRN2006
    Just gotta say: No way am I ditching my crocs!
  6. by   guerrierdelion
    Quote from RN4NICU
    Not all crocs have holes in the top. The ones without the holes are just as comfortable as the others and are just as professional as any other shoe.
    Ditto, I have tried New Balance and K-Swiss to experience aggravating foot fatigue at the midpoint of 12 hour shifts. With Crocs, I can work incessantly without the aforementioned foot symptoms. There is even a Crocs RX Relief clog specifically for heel or plantar pain sufferers. Oh...Crocs also come in "JCAHO code" white.
    Last edit by brian on Jan 9, '07 : Reason: removed link
  7. by   S.T.A.C.E.Y
    Quote from Goodoldnurse
    Most dress codes call for leather, white, closed toe shoes on nurses.
    Why the stipulation on leather shoes? So, according to your policy nurses can't wear running shoes?

    Quote from guerrierdelion
    [FONT="Garamond"][SIZE="2"][SIZE="4"]Crocs also come in "JACHO code" white.
    Ok colour me stupid, but JACHO stipulates the COLOUR of shoes you wear? No way!
  8. by   cardiacRN2006
    Quote from S.T.A.C.E.Y
    Ok colour me stupid, but JACHO stipulates the COLOUR of shoes you wear? No way!

    My chart was pulled and reviewed by JCAHO when they came and did a spot check on us a few months ago. I was asked about my pt history, if I had ACLS, what training I received in orientation, medications my pt was on, and our P&P on restraints.

    All the while, I was wearing my pink crocs, with 4 jibbits in each shoe. 1 flower, 1 fish, and 2 sparkley (1 red-1 blue). They didn't mind it one bit!
    Jibbitz :: Personalize Your Crocs
  9. by   guerrierdelion
    Quote from S.T.A.C.E.Y
    Why the stipulation on leather shoes? So, according to your policy nurses can't wear running shoes?



    Ok colour me stupid, but JACHO stipulates the COLOUR of shoes you wear? No way!
    [FONT="Garamond"]A joke...
    code, smode, blah, blah, blah:trout: ...if the @#!% clogs work for you, then wear the &*?~ thangs!!
  10. by   anne74
    Back off Croc Hater!

    Crocs are the only shoes I've owned that totally eliminate any kind of pain. I really don't care if anyone thinks they're "unprofessional" looking. Those people can pay for my knee replacements in a few years. It's not that they're just more comfy - they are literally saving my joints!

    And, I wear the Croc's that don't have any holes (the Aspens). Now there's really no reason to complain about them.

    I have to ask the OP - have you ever tried Croc's? Once you do, you'll never go back.
  11. by   S.T.A.C.E.Y
    Ok ok.....I thought you were serious about the JACHO code white thing!
  12. by   TheCommuter
    There's absolutely no way that I would get rid of my Crocs.

    I have suffered from chronic sciatica and neurogenic claudication since early 2005 and the Crocs are the only work shoes that enable me to work 16 hour double shifts without significant foot or leg pain. I don't care if they look unprofessional or sloppy. I just need a shoe that is affordable and, at the same time, comfortable enough to make it to the next shift.
  13. by   barbyann
    My Crocs have teeth and if you try to remove them from my feet they will BITE !!!
  14. by   guerrierdelion
    Quote from S.T.A.C.E.Y
    Ok ok.....I thought you were serious about the JACHO code white thing!
    [FONT="Garamond"]Crocs are all that and a bag of 'nuts!

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