There was a thread on here not long ago about comfortable shoes, and I noticed that several people mentioned that they wore clogs.
The hospital that employs me has a dress code that specifically excludes clogs, or any other open back shoe. I don't work in the hospital, I'm a FNP in the clinic and wear street clothes, but last week we did some screenings at a school and someone from the hospital saw I had open-back canvas shoes on and reported me.
I'm getting a note from my doctor that I can wear whatever is comfortable, as I'm diabetic with some mild neuropathy and have other foot problems as well).
My question is, does anybody know of any reason why clogs or open back shoes should *not* be worn in any clinical areas? It seems to me to be based on not liking how they look! I have a pair of Anywears that are super comfortable, and they were recommended by an OR nurse manager in another hospital!
My personal feelings on a dress code is that if we are clean, neat, and not too short/tight/low cut, then we should be treated like grownups. Thanks!