Nursing Shoes For Men, do they exist? - page 3

Hi all, I have a problem, my white tennis shoes from Target just aren't cutting it anymore, my feet ache SO bad when I get off from work it actually is begining to affect my mobility for the rest of... Read More

  1. by   deftonez188
    Bought those Merrel Topo proc (sp?), 90 bucks but well spent, they feel great, and I dont have to fiddle with tying my shoes
  2. by   juliegrednuk
    Dansko is the way to go. You will pay a little more money for them (usually around $110) but they will save your feet and back and will last forever. And if you do have a problem with them you send them back and the company will fix them.
  3. by   Doubledee
    I've been wearing Quark clogs for about 3-4 years now. You can get men's sizes on Allheart.com.You can also just buy two sizes up from the womens' size listed. It is the same shoe.
  4. by   ZippyGBR
    i'm suprised that no one has mentioned magnums - i generally alternated between magnums and British Army CBHs while a student and generally wore magnums in my first and second A+E jobs , third job was a realtive slack zone in Uk terms and a coupleof pairs of nikes got bashed aobut there, now back in an area where proper shoes are a must and socks and innsersoles make all the difference
  5. by   Doubledee
    Quote from ZippyGBR
    i'm suprised that no one has mentioned magnums - i generally alternated between magnums and British Army CBHs while a student and generally wore magnums in my first and second A+E jobs , third job was a realtive slack zone in Uk terms and a coupleof pairs of nikes got bashed aobut there, now back in an area where proper shoes are a must and socks and innsersoles make all the difference
    I'm not surprised since I for one have never heard of magnums or British Army CBHs.
    I couldn't imagine wearing my old army boots on the job. What kind of shoes are you talking about?
  6. by   ZippyGBR
    Quote from Doubledee
    I'm not surprised since I for one have never heard of magnums or British Army CBHs.
    I couldn't imagine wearing my old army boots on the job. What kind of shoes are you talking about?
    magnum is now a brand it seems with everything from shoes through you lace up to the knee 'professional bovver boots' for SWAT types

    CBHs are the 'standard British army boot

    what you have to remember is generally most UK nursing uniforms are uniforms and in the case of trousers are either proper trousers with creases pressed in or 'workman's trousers' with the front crease sewn in and uniform dress codes often specify polished black leather foot wear
  7. by   teeituptom
    I wear whatever shoes my wife gets me.
  8. by   medicin79
    Another option to consider: http://www.standingcomfort.com/
  9. by   Doubledee
    magnum is now a brand it seems with everything from shoes through you lace up to the knee 'professional bovver boots' for SWAT types
    Dear Zippy,
    I didn't recognize the magnum brand at first. It was out of context. Now that you mention it I do remember it from several military catalogues.
    Plenty of EMTs wear them and other military style boots.
    Hearing about the British Nurse uniforms makes me appreciate my scrubs and clogs even more.
  10. by   teeituptom
    I found some Nike soft cleat golf shoes, they are wonderfull to wear at work.
  11. by   rnmax
    Sorry up front for not reading all four pages...

    I have always bought New Balance shoes in the 8xx or higher model number, in the walking shoe section. The have proven to be the best shoe for me. When I buy them I wait until they're on clearance at www.nbwebexpress.com and get three pairs (yep, I'm a shoe freak) one for each day of work in a week. The come in all widths, being that I usually work 12 hr shifts, I get one width wider than normal and that suits me fine.

    HTH, Bill.
  12. by   Thunderwolf
    Man, for me, comfort rules in this department. Been a nurse too long to care about fashion or if that shoe may or may not appear manly enough. When my heels or arches begin complaining, I listen. Laugh at me all you like...but nothing but Crocs touch my feet nowadays. Even Podiatrists have jumped on the band wagon to prescribe/recommend them to their patients. When you all get older and more secure in yourself, comfort becomes king.
    Last edit by Thunderwolf on Jul 8, '07
  13. by   Doubledee
    So many people sing the praises of Crocs, I have to believe they are comfortable.
    I still question their suitability as nursing shoes r/t the open holes all over the shoe. They are marketed, after all, as beach shoes. Some say flip flops are the most comfortable foot wear ever made, yet they are certainly not suitable for nursing.
    Crocs were officially listed as inappropriate in my facility last year. They are starting to be seen again. The memo seems to have been forgotten.
    At least "inappropriate" foot wear will never cause injury (as might long fingernails) to one of our LTC residents.
    Time will tell if crocs remain on the scene.

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