Comfortable Nursing Shoes - page 2

I am starting nursing school soon, Yay! And I need to find some white or black comfortable shoes. I was wondering if you guys have any suggestions? Price will not matter if they are comfortable... Read More

  1. by   MisMatch
    Thank s for posting this question. I, too, start clinicals next month, and am looking for good shoes. Right now, I work in an ALF, and love my Crocs.

    Alas, for school, shoes must be WHITE (ugh!), closed toe AND heel - no crocs allowed. I'm on a tight budget, but wil work an extra shift to afford good, sturdy, supportive shoes.
  2. by   GeauxNursing
    Quote from CT Pixie
    Everytime this question comes up, I reply with the same answer..

    NIKE SHOX! I have always had a problem with shoes/sneakers/boots. After a few hours, my toes would hurt so bad I could barely walk. Add to the fact that I have "falling arches".

    I got a pair of Nike Shox, put them on and have never looked back! I swear by them. I put them on at 4am and normally they don't come off until 10 or 11pm. Never do I think, gessh, I can't wait to take my shoes off.

    They are a bit pricey (can range from $90-$130 depending on what style and material you get around here) but to me, they are worth each and every cent!
    I just got my Shox, an early Christmas present from the 'rents. I designed them myself, colors and stuff. Purple and Gold, Geaux LSU! anyway.
    they are sqwinching my toes! Just the "ring" and "baby" toes. too narrow maybe? Just tell me they will break in soon! they really hurt after a couple hours.
  3. by   Riseupandnurse
    Crocs!! They make dress Crocs too, and I am now so spoiled I won't EVER wear anything else. Last spring my knees and feet were in such bad shape I had to use a cane at times. But Thanksgiving I did an 8 hour shift without much trouble because of my lovely Crocs.
  4. by   CT Pixie
    Quote from jorlsu
    I just got my Shox, an early Christmas present from the 'rents. I designed them myself, colors and stuff. Purple and Gold, Geaux LSU! anyway.
    they are sqwinching my toes! Just the "ring" and "baby" toes. too narrow maybe? Just tell me they will break in soon! they really hurt after a couple hours.
    Are yours leather? I put on a brand new pair this week and yup my toes were a bit pinched. Forgot that it took a few wears to "break in" the leather. I actually had to get a 1/2 size larger in the leather ones than I normally do. But after a few months of wearing them, they are a bit stretched out and not as "fitted".

    Another thing I had to do was relace the sneakers. They laced them too tight and it pulled against me foot. Try redoing the laces, and give it a couple of wears they will break in/stretch.

    I know that even my cloth Shox were a bit snug, took a couple of wears with those too.

    If they were too narrow I'd say your big toe and baby toe would be the ones to feel it most..not the ring toe. It sounds more like the need to be broken in some.
  5. by   MA Nurse
    Quote from hunnybaby24
    I am starting nursing school soon, Yay! And I need to find some white or black comfortable shoes. I was wondering if you guys have any suggestions?

    Price will not matter if they are comfortable and durable.

    Thanks!

    HB:spin:
    Professional type black crocs. They don't have holes in the top, for safety reasons. Very comfortable and will help with aching legs, too.
  6. by   meandragonbrett
    I wear shox, birkenstocks, and danskos
  7. by   KckStrt
    I wear these... they are very supportive and you don't have to break them in.

    http://klogs.com/
  8. by   2bnursenikki82
    Quote from jorlsu
    I just got my Shox, an early Christmas present from the 'rents. I designed them myself, colors and stuff. Purple and Gold, Geaux LSU! anyway.
    they are sqwinching my toes! Just the "ring" and "baby" toes. too narrow maybe? Just tell me they will break in soon! they really hurt after a couple hours.
    I'm getting some for christmas too!!! Mine are going to be brown and pink...I'm thrilled as heck they get to have my name on them too!
  9. by   Dottie, RN
    I'm starting school this coming January, and have been a little undecided with what kind of shoes to get. They have to be white too. This thread was very helpful. Now it's a choice between Dansko and Nike Shox. Thanks guys!
  10. by   AngelsRN
    I love my Danskos . . have them in white and black --- i have had terrible issues with my feet in the past, and i swear that the danskos helped my feet immensely. I never have pain now!
  11. by   Dottie, RN
    Quote from AngelsRN
    I love my Danskos . . have them in white and black --- i have had terrible issues with my feet in the past, and i swear that the danskos helped my feet immensely. I never have pain now!
    Thanks, AngelsRN. I need to make sure I get good, comfortable shoes for clinicals, because I have issues with my feet as well. My heels hurt after being on my feet for long periods of time, and the ball of my left foot really hurts whenever pressure is applied (in the bone), I've noticed the pain especially when wearing heels. (Thank God nursing students and nurses don't wear heels! LOL) I saw a cute pair of white Dansko clogs online that I'm considering.
  12. by   shrimpchips
    NurseMates are okay.

    I'm a big fan of CROCS. I wear the "Specialist," which doesn't have ANY holes in them. I've splashed things on my shoes plenty of times and I am thankful for not having those holes! They are easy to clean and very comfortable and lightweight. I love them.

    I also really like Anywears. You can find them at medical supply stores. I recently bought a pair of black ones for my job since I can wear whatever kind of scrubs/color shoes that I want (for nursing school, we're only allowed white) - they are also very comfortable! Slightly cheaper than the Crocs Specialist.
  13. by   Katie5
    While crocs are good, I've heard they are not very safe for the hospital environment.

    Find you a good pair of trainers( running shoes), that should work fine. I've been wearing those and haven't had problems.

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