Are Crocs good for Nursing - page 3

Some people say that these disrupt Nurse equipment but I've worn them at work and nothing has happened. Has anyone else had any experiences with them because I don't want to ruin anything at... Read More

  1. Visit  GadgetRN71 profile page
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    Quote from NurseDawgJess
    A coworker recommended placing a piece of tape (plastic tape) towards the toe on the bottom of each of my crocs to prevent Croc Stop. It actually works well but my Crocs are Pearl colored and the tape quickly turns a nasty black which looks cruddy if you look at the bottom of your shoe. I usually only notice it when I'm on the phone waiting to give report but it still bothers me seeing it. :uhoh21: I just change the tape frequently between washings but I'm curious to try the new Crocs for Professionals since another poster remarked that they don't give you the dreaded sudden stop. I noticed the even newest version of Crocs for nurses have closed heels in addition to the closed toes and they conform to your foot similar to how Danskos do. I also notice they have extra tread gripping toward the toe. I would think that would make Croc Stop even worse. Has anyone tried any of the new designs listed on this website below? I don't remember the Professional Crocs having the toe tread. They aren't listed in this link:

    http://www.uniformadvantage.com/pages/dpt/crocs.asp
    See four posts up:spin: The Specialists are comfortable and I haven't had a Croc stop yet.
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  3. Visit  not now profile page
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    I love my Crocs but not at work. I was wearing them out way too quickly. The tread on the bottom would be gone within three months. Plus, I found out the hard way that a dropped needle will get stuck in the shoe (I only wore the closed version).

    Now I wear Birkenstock clogs. It's got the classic Birkenstock foot bed but it can be removed and the shoe autoclaved if need be. Why you would "need" to autoclave the shoe is beyond me but at least I know it can be washed in hot water! :spin: They are harder than Crocs so a needle would bounce off the shoe rather than get stuck in it
  4. Visit  NurseDawgJess profile page
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    Quote from WitchyRN
    See four posts up:spin: The Specialists are comfortable and I haven't had a Croc stop yet.
    I noticed that AFTER I made my post, my bad, lol. I plan to get a pair of those. They look like that have better arch support also. Thanks for the feedback.
  5. Visit  SuesquatchRN profile page
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    Quote from not now
    Now I wear Birkenstock clogs. It's got the classic Birkenstock foot bed but it can be removed and the shoe autoclaved if need be.
    I only wear Birks period now. I got the white Boston and ordered the high-arch model for knicking around. ALL of my foot problems disappeared since I made the switch to Briks.

    Next is a long, grey braid and hand-knitted striped socks.

  6. Visit  Kimbalou profile page
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    Quote from leinad
    Some people say that these disrupt Nurse equipment but I've worn them at work and nothing has happened.

    http://www.jellyegg.com/croc_shoes/307-1/index.asp

    Has anyone else had any experiences with them because I don't want to ruin anything at work and I'm worried.
    Crocs are the only shoes I can wear to work, they're the only ones I've found comfortable, and I have generic ones!
    They're also easy to clean.
  7. Visit  Kimbalou profile page
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    Quote from Kylee45
    Crocs Whore here! I have 8 pairs which range from the functional Pearl to my favorite Pirates of the Caribbean ones... I don't wear regular shoes anymore and my feet stopped hurting after the first night I wore them.
    :spin: LOL, how funny. I didn't know they had Pirates ones!!
  8. Visit  cardiacRN2006 profile page
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    Quote from Kimbalou
    and I have generic ones!

    .
    We call those 'frocs' (fake crocs)
  9. Visit  leslie :-D profile page
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    are the frocs any good?

    leslie
  10. Visit  cardiacRN2006 profile page
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    Oh lordie-not in my opinion! Crocs are Waaaaaaaaaaaay better than frocs!

    Have you seen all the new crocs on their website?! There's like, a hundred! I just put a few on my christmas list (even though I have 8 pairs already) But hey-a true croc lover needs to have the ones that are fuzzy inside!

    http://www.crocs.com/
  11. Visit  jlcole45 profile page
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    What do you call it when you're not wearing crocs??!!
  12. Visit  Dolce profile page
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    Quote from NurseDawgJess
    A coworker recommended placing a piece of tape (plastic tape) towards the toe on the bottom of each of my crocs to prevent Croc Stop. It actually works well but my Crocs are Pearl colored and the tape quickly turns a nasty black which looks cruddy if you look at the bottom of your shoe. I usually only notice it when I'm on the phone waiting to give report but it still bothers me seeing it. :uhoh21: I just change the tape frequently between washings but I'm curious to try the new Crocs for Professionals since another poster remarked that they don't give you the dreaded sudden stop. I noticed the even newest version of Crocs for nurses have closed heels in addition to the closed toes and they conform to your foot similar to how Danskos do. I also notice they have extra tread gripping toward the toe. I would think that would make Croc Stop even worse. Has anyone tried any of the new designs listed on this website below? I don't remember the Professional Crocs having the toe tread. They aren't listed in this link:

    http://www.uniformadvantage.com/pages/dpt/crocs.asp


    Croc Stop. ROFL. That is too funny.

    One time I was walking down a hallway by myself and had the dreaded "croc stop" which immediately propelled me face first to the floor. The problem was by the time I landed on the floor I was laughing so hard I couldn't get up. I was thinking, "I've fallen and I can't get up!"
  13. Visit  TraumaNurseRN profile page
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    Quote from Suesquatch
    I hate when that happens!

    Strollin' along, feeling all confident that I have this walking thing down after 54 years, then WHAM! Croc stop!

    :trout:
    lol.....yes, I too have experienced "Croc stop"! I like my danskos best for my feet but they are getting hard to keep clean
  14. Visit  swee2000 profile page
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    This is kind of on the same topic...yesterday I went to a Sprint store to purchase a new cell phone and couldn't believe what I saw: They now sell Crocs(the holey ones) as cell phone cases!!

    Has anyone else seen these or own one?


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