Appropriate Shoes for Interview - page 2

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I am a partial foot amputee (missing all toes on one foot as well as part of foot). I am able to wear tennis shoes and basically hikers. Heels are impossible as well as flats. There just isn't enough foot left for flats. I... Read More


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    Agree with the oxfords or a matte black leather tennie. Have you considered a nice black boot with a low heel?
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    I am a partial foot amputee (missing all toes on one foot as well as part of foot). I am able to wear tennis shoes and basically hikers. Heels are impossible as well as flats. There just isn't enough foot left for flats. I passed my nursing boards and now will begin interviewing. Hikers and tennies seem way too dressed down, but I'm at a loss for any other options. Does anyone have any suggestions? I would prefer not to mention my foot because nobody would notice as long as I can wear my orthotic toe piece. Any advice would be appreciated.

    There should be options of leather tie up (flat) dress shoes that would work. Shoes that are similar to what someone would wear with a suit (man or woman). Not everyone is meant to wear flats or heels due to style or comfort.
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    Quote from MERRYWIDOW46
    Actually, in my area I have been informed by recruiters, "please wear scrubs and be prepared for a group interview as well as up to 4 hours shadowing on the unit with staff and educator when the manager finishes with you. This is the new way to weed out in the Balto/DC Metro area. Went to HR at 1100 for that interview and left the hospital at 1600.
    Interesting, at least you would know ahead of time that this is what was needed. I've always been interviewed in business or business casual attire-even in group interviews.
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    Quote from bunsterj
    Due to foot issues, this is what I wear in black suede: San Antonio Shoes - Products and Styles Husband calls them "nun shoes."

    I wear black pants with black tights, so they don't stick out.

    I used to wear these type of shoes as a CNA and new grad in white. My mom wore these in a different color and she worked for a catering service.

    comfort is key!
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    Quote from chevyv
    I am a partial foot amputee (missing all toes on one foot as well as part of foot). I am able to wear tennis shoes and basically hikers. Heels are impossible as well as flats. There just isn't enough foot left for flats. I passed my nursing boards and now will begin interviewing. Hikers and tennies seem way too dressed down, but I'm at a loss for any other options. Does anyone have any suggestions? I would prefer not to mention my foot because nobody would notice as long as I can wear my orthotic toe piece. Any advice would be appreciated.
    Put on some bright but tasteful lipstick and a nice scarf around your neck or a pretty pin on your lapel, stride towards the interview-er with your hand out,shoulders back and a smile on your face.Once you shake hands and sit (with your feet tucked back under your chair) you'll "wow" them with the rest of the interview. Go get that job!
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    A huge thank you to all! I looked up the SAS website that was posted and there is a place that sells them not too far away. I'm going to go have a peek next week. They actually look presentable and comfortable. Although I would love to wear a boot, my doggone toe piece wont' fit in one! I'm soooo hopeful now. You all have no idea how helpful you have been. My last resort was to buy a pair of black tennies, but I really wanted to look and feel the part. One day, I may rise up and need to be presentable everyday.
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    Quote from chevyv
    I am a partial foot amputee (missing all toes on one foot as well as part of foot). I am able to wear tennis shoes and basically hikers. Heels are impossible as well as flats. There just isn't enough foot left for flats. I passed my nursing boards and now will begin interviewing. Hikers and tennies seem way too dressed down, but I'm at a loss for any other options. Does anyone have any suggestions? I would prefer not to mention my foot because nobody would notice as long as I can wear my orthotic toe piece. Any advice would be appreciated.
    I'm not sure I'll be helpful, but I can definitely sympathize. I underwent bilateral TMA's eight years ago, and professioal and dress shoes have become the bane of my existence. I suppose any black lace-up shoe would be appropriate. I, myself, own several pairs of Crocs and Crock knock-offs. The closed-toe style works for interview/professional wear. Use Pledge or a similar brand to shine them up. Should anyone ask or comment, or should the opportunity arise for you to say something, tell the interviewer that you don't run out of steam, because you care for your feet -- working, or not. It's a crying shame there's not something dressier out there for us. I stopped wearing skirts, dresses, cropped pants, etc., years ago.
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    Great advice, I really have nothing to offer, except wish you very good Luck with the Interview!
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    They have some pretty wide leg trousers available that are smart and pretty. New York and Company is one of my favorite places to find them. So then it really doesn't matter what kind of shoe you are wearing!! But, I am curious if a "mary jane" kind of flat would work for you (flats with a strap across the middle). I probably wouldn't get too into a boot, as it is summer. And no, I would not wear scrubs to an interview, unless they are telling you that you will be shadowing on the floor after. Also, they do have some really pretty "menswear inspired" oxfords. They look great with pants of any kind. Good luck in your interview!
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    I've seen the oxford type shoes which are definately an option. Mary Janes will not work as they can't hold my foot even with the strap. I did get the job and still work there today I ended up with two pairs of the Sas shoes (and they do have a cute pair of mary janes, but no luck). I'll be heading back to that same place for another pair of something cute soon!

    I too do not wear skirts or dresses. Crops I'm not giving up but look extra lovely with my tennies
    One thing I have noticed since losing bits n pieces is that there a tons of really really sexy and cute shoes that I probably wouldn't have worn if I had all my bits and pieces!


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