What brand/type of shoe should I get? - page 3

Hi, I just started my first job as an RN - It's on a med/surg floor - and I was just wondering what you have found to be the most comfortable shoe/sneaker to wear. The sneakers I have are killing me... Read More

  1. by   meandragonbrett
    Quote from iamlibertarian
    Anyone have any suggestions for the rare Murse?

    Crocks, Shox, or Birkenstocks
  2. by   Pumpkin1621
    I wonder if I would be able to wear crocs. I have one foot that is a size 6 and the other is a size 7, so it is easier for me to wear shoes that tie tighter on my smaller foot. Slip ons and high heels are impossible for me. The only heels I can wear are strappy sandles so I can make the straps tigher for my smaller foot.
  3. by   DC Collins
    Originally Posted by iamlibertarian
    Anyone have any suggestions for the rare Murse?

    Quote from meandragonbrett
    Crocks, Shox, or Birkenstocks
    Thanks!
  4. by   aander2
    Quote from opal6779
    Hi, I just started my first job as an RN - It's on a med/surg floor - and I was just wondering what you have found to be the most comfortable shoe/sneaker to wear. The sneakers I have are killing me after a shift of being on my feet the whole day, have you found anything that helps with some of the discomfort
    Thanks, Jennifer
    I asked the same question to a podiatrist who recommends dansko shoes! I have a pair and love them!
  5. by   CMColumbus
    Where do you all get your shoe inserts? Are the Dr. Scholls inserts that are sold in Wal Mart the same as the $50 inserts I've heard of?
  6. by   aander2
    Quote from CMColumbus
    Where do you all get your shoe inserts? Are the Dr. Scholls inserts that are sold in Wal Mart the same as the $50 inserts I've heard of?

    No, they are not the same. The inserts from my podiatrist were specially made for me, molds were made of my feet. I needed these orthotics because my feet overpronate and for me, that has caused some tendonitis in my feet in the past. The orthotics from my podiatrist were $580, insurance pd for most if not all of the cost. For my insurance it had to be pre-authorized. You may not need such specialized orthotics. I had tried the inserts at various shoe stores with little success. Hope this helps.
  7. by   NursingAgainstdaOdds
    I absolutely love my Crocs. For me, comfort means the absolute least feeling of shoe possible. I'd wear moccasins if they were safe enough.

    The problem with the traditional Crocs is it is possible to get nasty stuff splashed right in your shoe (nothing like the feeling of somebody's pee squishing between your toes as you run to the break room). Personally, it doesn't bother me enough or happen often enough that I would change to something else. I really like having ventilation, and I love how light they are as well.

    I tried Dr Scholl's shoes, and my back has never hurt so much!

    My twin sis swears by Dansko's. I'll try 'em eventually, I just can't bring myself to spending that much at the moment...

    ETA : I have the Mary Jane Crocs. I also love how they show-off my hand-knit socks.
  8. by   Chaoticdreams33
    I love my Crocs Professionals, but I can't wait to try Dansko's.
  9. by   All_Smiles_RN
    I splurged today and bought a pair of danskos. I'll let you know how it goes. I've been wearing a pair of nursemates which have been great; they are just worn looking after 6 months or so...
  10. by   RedWeasel
    I really like the Red Cross shoes from places like Jasco and Jack L Marcus-a lot of $ but part of the $ goes to the charity and the foot beds are verrrry comfy. Another girl got em and loves em too.
  11. by   RedWeasel
    Also I know it is a rare thing--- but the reason we had to have all leather shoes in nursing school was for the fact that if we dropped a needle (used or not) it would have a smaller chance of penetrating to your foot. Crocs raise that chance EEks
  12. by   nurse-to-be1000
    I am trying to find comfortable shoes for nursing school that are leather and are not sneakers or clogs. My problem is that I have a very tiny foot and most of the time wear a kid's size. Any one have any suggestions? I was hoping to wear Birkenstocks but they don't make my size in white and neither does Dansko
  13. by   cjmue12
    New Balance for me!! I have heard the crocs are great but the scuffing of feet people do in them drives me nuts. I have seen and heard the Dansko clogs are very good also but they run around $100.00. I also have a small foot, I wear 3 1/2 -4. Not alot of shoes that support like a womans shoe in kids sizes.
    Last edit by cjmue12 on Jun 22, '07 : Reason: spelling

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