Shoes, shoes, shoes - it depends. You will see a large percentage of nurses using Danskos. Yep, they cost a bunch. I bought a pair on sale, wore them through nursing school and years into practice. I still have them. Most athletic shoe manufacturers have walking shoes, which tend to be all leather. I've been using a pair of New Balance walking shoes, and they are great (I have wide feet.) So, whatever athletic shoe has been giving you a good fit (New Balance, Asics, Nike, Reebok, etc, etc), take a look to see if they have a walking shoe. As for scrubs, Dickies are pretty good. They make pants with thigh pockets, which are handy for carrying a little drug book, reference guide or extra pens. I've bought a few sets of scrubs from Mainely Scrubs, which are made by a small shop in the US (they're on the internet). They seem to use a heavier cloth that stands up better than most.