Shoes for clinical rotation!

  1. 1 So I'm officially starting nursing school tomorrow, no more gen Ed's, finally!! Anyway, I've been putting off buying shows because I don't know what type of leather I Should buy of dansko. Oiled or cabrio?? Which will hold up the best?
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  3. Visit  BrooklynRN11201 profile page
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    So I'm officially starting nursing school tomorrow, no more gen Ed's, finally!! Anyway, I've been putting off buying shows because I don't know what type of leather I Should buy of dansko. Oiled or cabrio?? Which will hold up the best?
    I don't know about Danskos but I personally am about to graduate nursing school and in my two years of clinicals, I'm on my 3rd pair of shoes. I feel like it took me a while to figure out what I preferred in a shoe and I know other classmates were the same way. I bought a couple of real cheap pairs first, and then upgraded to these this past semester:

    http://www.nursemates.com/Product.aspx?ProductID=3998

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    hing is, you're not going to be doing 12 hour shifts in clinical. Most of the time, we didn't even do full 8 hour shifts since there was pre and post clinical as well. So I think this is a good time to figure out what you want/need out of a shoe, and then splurge as a graduation gift for yourself.

    Same with a stethoscope. I started out with a couple of really crappy ones that worked fine in the beginning and then I treated myself to a really nice Littmann once I knew what I really wanted.

    Also, you might want to think ahead to your pinning ceremony. I know my school requires females to wear skirts or dresses with white hose, and that helped me make my decision on the shoes above since they're a little more feminine.

    Just my .02
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    Thanks for the advice! How about white or black? I really want white because I think they would look nice with my required maroon scrubs. I'm afraid they will get destroyed though.



    Also what other brands has anyone tried, what styles of nursemates are the best? (And thank you for sending me to look at willow)
  5. Visit  SopranoKris profile page
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    Quote from mandi_91
    Thanks for the advice! How about white or black? I really want white because I think they would look nice with my required maroon scrubs. I'm afraid they will get destroyed though.

    Also what other brands has anyone tried, what styles of nursemates are the best? (And thank you for sending me to look at willow)
    Are you sure your program doesn't have a requirement for shoes? Our program requires a 95% white leather shoe. Make absolutely you're certain before taking the plunge on shoes. Our phlebotomy externship had the same requirement when we were on site in the hospital, so I ended up getting shoes I could use for both phlebotomy & nursing school. They are Saucony brand and they're uber-comfy They cost about $90 but were worth every penny. Feel like I'm walking on clouds.
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  6. Visit  TipToeLPN profile page
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    Our program required shoes that were completely white. Most of the nursing programs in my area requires white shoes. I think shoe preference depends on each person. My classmate has a pair of shoes she got from Wal-Mart, I think they're Dr Scholls, and she swears by them. I have a pair of Sketchers that I love.
  7. Visit  rubato profile page
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    Ours just requires a solid color with no mesh. I have black Danskos and LOVE them!!!! They are amazing and we have maroon scrubs. They look good together.
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    Quote from SopranoKris

    Are you sure your program doesn't have a requirement for shoes? Our program requires a 95% white leather shoe. Make absolutely you're certain before taking the plunge on shoes. Our phlebotomy externship had the same requirement when we were on site in the hospital, so I ended up getting shoes I could use for both phlebotomy & nursing school. They are Saucony brand and they're uber-comfy They cost about $90 but were worth every penny. Feel like I'm walking on clouds.

    Saucony? I've never heard of them! What style did you buy? Do you happen to know what the name was?


    I am allowed to have either white or black shoes, they don't care. I'm just not sure what most hospitals require after school is over and also if white shoes are difficult to keep clean.
  9. Visit  Kimynurse profile page
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    I love my nurse mates Angel
    They are comfortable, soft and my legs do not hurt
  10. Visit  rainbowvahmet profile page
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    Look these up...

    Brand: Alegria
    style: Dayna

    I currently wear these during my 12 hour shifts. My feet have never hurt. They are awesome AND cute. I have never been more complimented on a pair of shoes. Worth every cent!
    HouTx, Nurse2Bstacy123, and Twinmom06 like this.
  11. Visit  4boysmama profile page
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    I splurged on these seriously cute (and comfortable) dansko sanibels - they look a little bit like chuck taylors, which makes me smile. (I'd wear chucks if they didn't hurt my feet after a few hours of constant standing!)
    http://www.dansko.com/At%20Work/Womens/Footwear/View%20All/Veda/Sand%20Canvas/

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    ine are all white, but I don't see that option in the link - I got them at a scrub shop.
  12. Visit  SopranoKris profile page
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    Quote from mandi_91
    Saucony? I've never heard of them! What style did you buy? Do you happen to know what the name was?


    I am allowed to have either white or black shoes, they don't care. I'm just not sure what most hospitals require after school is over and also if white shoes are difficult to keep clean.
    I have the Saucony Omni Walker shoe. I used these shoes throughout my phlebotomy externship at the hospital and didn't have any trouble keeping them clean. Only once did I get a drop of blood on my shoe. Used some disinfectant cleaner and they're as good as new. Sparkly white. They were great for long hours of standing on my feet!
  13. Visit  mzrainydayz profile page
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    I have the Danskos leather volley style. My feet never hurt at clinicals plus they look professional. I spent $85, and it was well worth it. Prior I bought a cheap pair from life uniform store and my feet ached and my socks were sweaty. You are going to be in the nursing program for a while so you might as well invest in a good pair of shoes. Make sure your clinical instructor approves of your shoes. I say get the most comfortable shoes that feel the best for your feet.
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    Quote from mzrainydayz
    I have the Danskos leather volley style. My feet never hurt at clinicals plus they look professional. I spent $85, and it was well worth it. Prior I bought a cheap pair from life uniform store and my feet ached and my socks were sweaty. You are going to be in the nursing program for a while so you might as well invest in a good pair of shoes. Make sure your clinical instructor approves of your shoes. I say get the most comfortable shoes that feel the best for your feet.
    What color danskos do you have and what type of leather? I know the patent (the shiny one?) is supposed to be bad in the environment.


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