Are Crocs good for Nursing - page 4

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. by   cardiacRN2006
    OMG I would love to see that!
  2. by   jlcole45
    But the danskos are only good for those of you who aren't prone to turning their ankles! Talk about falling on your face, or rather butt.

    I think for now I'll stick with good ole New Balance.
  3. by   not now
    Quote from Suesquatch
    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.

    Followed by not using shampoo, not shaving, using Funk Butter and wearing patchouli. Oh how I miss living in Northern California.
  4. by   SuesquatchRN
    Quote from not now
    Followed by not using shampoo, not shaving, using Funk Butter and wearing patchouli. Oh how I miss living in Northern California.
    Hey, that's Vermont to a tee!
  5. by   Adenium
    Hey now, I feel deeply offended. I'd like you to know that I'm sitting here at my desk reading this while freshly showered and shampooed, wrapped cozily in my hand-knitted shawl, contemplating finishing my knitted socks, with nary a braid in my hair. Though it is, frighteningly, turning gray at my young age. Think it's because I started knitting in college?

    Really. No shame in knitting It's taking over the younger generations like a virus - a powerful but benevolent one.
    A little OT, but I had to pipe up.

    And by the way, this thread is supremely useful as the mention of the Specialist croc may solve my worries about getting something cheap, easily cleansed, and with better arch support for nursing school. I loved my Danskos (still have my college pair), but they do have that ankle-turning ability when turning suddenly or moving at high speed. Plus their soles wore out, and getting them redone wasn't quite the same. They look pitiful now, lots of little layers stuck on the heel from repeated resoling. I'm too ashamed to bring them to the shop one more time.
  6. by   SuesquatchRN
    I knit, Adenium.

    Try the Birks. Really. A-may-zing.
  7. by   Adenium
    OK, good. False offended-ness withdrawn, Suesquatch.

    I too make jokes all the time about being an old granny in my rocking chair before I hit 30, but I sometimes feel the need to stamp out misconceptions in the public-at-large.

    What model of Birk is that anyway? I had the standard hippie sandal years ago, but have never seen a closed model that looked like it could really withstand a good cleaning.
  8. by   Adenium
    Oops. Just saw "white Boston."

    It escaped my poor tired eye.

    Last edit by Adenium on Nov 14, '07
  9. by   SuesquatchRN
    Birkenstock Boston - it's a slip-on clog, though. The totally closed (meaning with a back) version is the London.

    Shoebuy is cheaper than anyplace else.

    I learned to knit when I was 8. Back when the earth was cooling, and every female relative did some kind of hand work and taught it to me. I can tat lace without a shuttle.

  10. by   Adenium
    Sigh. My cruel mother purposely did NOT pass on any domestic textile skills, as she was so bitter at having them forced upon her along with all the other lovely expectations for women at the time. She went to Brown U. at the time when all the girls still had to wear skirts, and she had to make every one by hand to save money. Never got over it, I guess. Knitting she never touched, I'm sure she would have torn her hair out in frustration.

    Grandma was the happy smiling housewife, Mom rebelled, and poor me begged to learn how to sew to no avail. Funny how much more attractive things are when they're a choice!

    The Birks look very nice. Though I think I'd be very sad if urine, vomit, diarrhea etc. managed to make it inside that open flap area where the buckle is. Perhaps they will be good when I make it to a cleaner area of nursing.
  11. by   not now
    I don't wear the white leather clogs. I wear these in black and blue:
  12. by   swee2000
    Quote from cardiacRN2006
    OMG I would love to see that!
    Here are pictures of the Croc cell phone case that I saw at Sprint....

    I guess they're not actual Crocs or a Sprint product, just sold by Sprint. The website where I found the pics is and the case is called "Crockette" under their foneGirl product line. They come in the colors shown above.
  13. by   SuesquatchRN
    Quote from not now
    I don't wear the white leather clogs. I wear these in black and blue:
    Do they have the same footbed as the regular Birks?