What kind of shoes to wear with white scrubs?

  1. 0 hey all,

    i'll be starting nursing school this august and we are required to wear all white, and of course, white shoes. i'm a darker colored clothing type of dude and i especially don't wear white shoes, so i'm

    oh, and i WILL NOT wear running shoes. i share the same reaction ryan gosling has to them in crazy stupid love: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dk0roE34zLw

    what do you all wear?
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  3. Visit  norcalsurfer77} profile page

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    Joined Mar '12; Posts: 15; Likes: 2.

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  4. Visit  eatmysoxRN} profile page
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    So I'm not a guy, but I hated wearing white during nursing school. In the real world, I wear black 95% of the time. So I feel your pain.

    Anyways, shoe wise, your school will be fairly specific. Probably require white, all leather. No clogs... you are very limited.

    How do you feel about converse shoes? You'd need to make sure they are okay with your school, but these are okay : http://m.zappos.com/converse-chuck-t...ite-monochrome

    And congrats on starting nursing school!
  5. Visit  loriangel14} profile page
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    Usually clinical sites specify what shoes are acceptable. Any place I have ever been they require white shoes. i work with male nurses and they wear white shoes.
  6. Visit  norcalsurfer77} profile page
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    Quote from eatmysoxRN
    So I'm not a guy, but I hated wearing white during nursing school. In the real world, I wear black 95% of the time. So I feel your pain.

    Anyways, shoe wise, your school will be fairly specific. Probably require white, all leather. No clogs... you are very limited.

    How do you feel about converse shoes? You'd need to make sure they are okay with your school, but these are okay : Converse Chuck TaylorŪ All StarŪ Leather Hi White Monochrome - Zappos.com Free Shipping BOTH Ways

    And congrats on starting nursing school!

    thanks, i can't wait! i'd definitely rock a pair of connies. i didn't realize they may have to be leather, so i guess i'll just wait to see what they want at orientation so i don't have to double buy.
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  7. Visit  puravidaLV} profile page
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    shell toe Adidas
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  8. Visit  freeornearly} profile page
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    I agree with puravidaLV. Just make sure they don't have holes in the toes. That's a pretty standard for all nursing shoes.
  9. Visit  Ashley, PICU RN} profile page
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    My school was pretty specific about the uniform and shoes in our student handbook (our hair bands were supposed to match the school colors. Come on!) but in reality, no one every really checked. I wore K-Swiss walking shoes that were white with a blue logo and New Balance shoes that were white and grey, and no one every said anything to me about them being all white.

    Also, whatever you decide to buy- don't spend too much. I guarantee you'll buy new shoes before you start your actual nursing job.
  10. Visit  norcalsurfer77} profile page
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    Quote from puravidaLV
    shell toe Adidas

    ah yes! totally for about adidas.

    thanks all!
  11. Visit  Kiwiguy} profile page
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    As a Nurse and especially as a student you are going to be on your feet alot! buy comfortable shoes, mine are leather and have an air cushion for comfort, i got them on sale too. Buy something classy that you can wear outside of school eg when you go to the clubs/ on dates.
  12. Visit  LVNtoRN2012} profile page
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    Brooks Addiction Walker with Custom Orthotics from Costco
  13. Visit  ImKosher} profile page
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    I just got myself some Brooks Addiction Walkers from Amazon. I saw fantastic reviews and I'm a fan of their running shoes. I have to use them for CNA School (required in NC for ADN) as well so I just ordered them. I'm not excited about the looks, but I hope it is well-made an crazy comfortable to make up for the looks.
  14. Visit  IndyElmer} profile page
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    Forget about appearances. When you're on your feet all day, the number one concern has to be comfort. My shoes are hideous and I'd never wear them in my day to day life, but they are a real lifesaver. In fact, even when I'm allowed to buy shoes that are not all white, I will probably buy based on quality of support & durability over style. Our feet really are that important.
    IEDave, Purple_Scrubs, and ImKosher like this.
  15. Visit  HotSoup} profile page
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    Quote from Kiwiguy
    Buy something classy that you can wear outside of school eg when you go to the clubs/ on dates.
    I disagree with this statement, at a hospital you are in a very germ filled/dirty environment. Leave the shoes at the door so to speak. Work shoes should be just that and nothing else.
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