Nursing Clogs, Opinions - page 2

Hi everyone, I need to purchase a new pair of shoes for my nursing externship this summer. I have heard a lot of people say that they love their clogs but wanted to know if anyonde had bad... Read More

  1. by   BadBird
    I love wearing clogs, I won't wear anything else!!! One pair that I don't particulary like is the ones that have a little lip in the back, I find that annoying.
  2. by   RNKITTY04
    I like the way the clogs look but still feel more comfortable in tennis shoes. I have a nice expensive pair of clogs that look great in my closet, even with all the dust on them!
  3. by   NCNurse2be
    I have a question about the Dansko professional clogs - does anyone know if they have a removable insert? (not sure what that is called - the sole maybe?) Thanks!
  4. by   meesa214
    Quote from wannaBEanRN
    But the white nursemates shoes I bought (that look EXACTLY like sneakers, 'cept for the little heart on them) are fine.
    I think I have the same shoes as you...but I HATE THEM! My feet hurt after only an hour or so of walking/standing. I observed in the OR today and for 5 hours I just stood there. My feet were killing me! I'm thinking about tossing my Nursemates and getting a comfy pair of white running shoes/cross trainers.
  5. by   Headhurt
    I bought my Dansko "Professional" clogs back in February. It was tough breaking them in, but now that I have, I won't ever buy another nursing shoe. They have a back, but I honestly can't feel the back when I wear the shoes, which is great for me. I love clogs, and I really love these shoes. No more tired legs, no more sore lower back. However, I would like to know if they make some sort of squishy insert for the sole....

    I've tried many other nursing shoes: Rockers (wore out too fast, but otherwise comfy), NurseMates (too narrow for my wide feet), and a few other ones I wasn't all that impressed with.
  6. by   krissypoo
    I am surprised no one mentioned birkenstock. I have a pair of bostons i have been wearing 3 years straight....just bought a pair of londons for nursing- when i am in clinicals-------i love them, not the price.
  7. by   sabine_rn
    I found these Nursemate clogs for only $14.99 @ allheart.com >>> http://www.allheart.com/nmquarks.html
    I really love them.
  8. by   suzanne4
    Quote from BSNin05
    I've heard some places don't allow clogs, with or without the strap on back, because of the potential for foot injury if you were to say, spill something on your foot. I would check with the agency policy before spending any money. Besides, I've seen cute styles that aren't clogs, too.
    My feet have actually been saved by wearing Super Birkie clogs in the OR. If someone accidentally runs a cart over your foot, no damage. 20 pounds of weights dropped during a neuro case, just a slight bruise, with any other shoe, I would have been off work for a minimum of six weeks with a fracture. The Super Birkies actually have a hard toe tip if you try to press down on it.
    If I was back in the US right now, I would not consider anything else. Actually use them working out at the gym also, much easier on the feet when pressing leg weights. Can run up and down the steps in them, etc.
    You just need to make sure that you clogs fit your foot properly. I have been using them for almost nine years......................exclusively........
  9. by   RedSox33RN
    Quote from meesa214
    I think I have the same shoes as you...but I HATE THEM! My feet hurt after only an hour or so of walking/standing. I observed in the OR today and for 5 hours I just stood there. My feet were killing me! I'm thinking about tossing my Nursemates and getting a comfy pair of white running shoes/cross trainers.
    I have found them very comfortable, but I did get an extra wide. I normally don't take a wide, but after being on my feet all day, I don't feel like my feet are in a vise! LOL

    I'd love to wear those clogs. Even the ones I get from Land's End have a hard toe (not steel, but I've dropped a can of soup on them, and didn't get so much as a bruise), but I'm not sure my feet would last in them all day. Do they have a special sole, so they don't get slippery?
  10. by   suzanne4
    Quote from wannaBEanRN
    I have found them very comfortable, but I did get an extra wide. I normally don't take a wide, but after being on my feet all day, I don't feel like my feet are in a vise! LOL

    I'd love to wear those clogs. Even the ones I get from Land's End have a hard toe (not steel, but I've dropped a can of soup on them, and didn't get so much as a bruise), but I'm not sure my feet would last in them all day. Do they have a special sole, so they don't get slippery?
    They are treaded on the bottom, that is why I much prefer them over any others, especially gym shoes or others similar. Have never had one problem slipping, and I have used them to work in the ER, OR, and ICU.
  11. by   TinyNurse
    I just recently bought danskos and don't like them. I thought they would be awesome for my 12 hour shifts however i can only wear them one shift and have to change the next day....... i'm looking into birks. I hear that your feet never hurt with them.
  12. by   suzanne4
    Quote from TinyNurse
    I just recently bought danskos and don't like them. I thought they would be awesome for my 12 hour shifts however i can only wear them one shift and have to change the next day....... i'm looking into birks. I hear that your feet never hurt with them.
    You will love the Birks, but definitely look into the Super Birkies. They have a cork innersole that you can change out, instead of replacing the entire clog. I swear by these, all I ever wear in the hospital setting......
  13. by   skanded
    I love love love my Dansko "Professional".

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