Best shoe to wear in nursing school for clinical and after?

  1. 0 Hello!

    I start nursing school in May and I was wondering if you all could suggest a great shoe for clinical rotations? We do a 1000 clinical hours so I am guessing I will be on my fit quite a bit. Thanks for the feedback!
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    From 'Virginia'; Joined Oct '12; Posts: 185; Likes: 35.

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  3. Visit  sbearde7 profile page
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    I just finished up school in July but I think your feet are going to hurt no matter what you do I jut bought a good pair of new balance walking shoes, but we also had a strict dress code for clinical.
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  4. Visit  tryingtohaveitall profile page
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    What seems to be the most popular shoe in hospitals around here are Danskos. I ended up buying a pair of Sanitas because the Danskos hurt my feet. http://www.sanitaclogs.com/global/
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    Many people around here wear Danskos and love them. I think I bought a bit too small and they hurt my feet so I went with Sanitas. http://www.sanitaclogs.com/global/
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    Is it true I should buy a size too big? I saw somewhere that nurses feet swell big time making the regular size shoe too small? Have you experienced this? What color do most get?

    Thanks for all the feedback everyone!
  7. Visit  tryingtohaveitall profile page
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    I've never bought up because my feet don't usually swell. With the Sanitas, I read reviews and went a 1/2 size up because many said they ran small.As far as colors, whatever you like and will match your uniform. I went with navy since my pants are navy. Lots of people get fun patterns.
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  8. Visit  elkpark profile page
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    Different shoes work better for different people (because there is so much variation among feet). Most schools have a fairly strict dress code, so don't buy anything without being sure that it meets your school's requirements. Most nursing schools require a solid white shoe, in leather (or synthetic leather), not fabric (so fabric sneakers are out). Most also require a closed toe and heel (so clogs would be out in that case). Crocs are popular (I find them extremely comfortable), and they make lots of styles other than the ubiquitous clogs.

    When I was in school, I was v. happy with SAS shoes, and I have also been happy with New Balance in the past (nowadays, I only wear Crocs ).
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    Quote from elkpark
    Different shoes work better for different people (because there is so much variation among feet). Most schools have a fairly strict dress code, so don't buy anything without being sure that it meets your school's requirements. Most nursing schools require a solid white shoe, in leather (or synthetic leather), not fabric (so fabric sneakers are out). Most also require a closed toe and heel (so clogs would be out in that case). Crocs are popular (I find them extremely comfortable), and they make lots of styles other than the ubiquitous clogs.

    When I was in school, I was v. happy with SAS shoes, and I have also been happy with New Balance in the past (nowadays, I only wear Crocs ).
    Good point about dress code. I will have to look into this.
  10. Visit  shamrokks profile page
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    Quote from soulshine101
    Is it true I should buy a size too big? I saw somewhere that nurses feet swell big time making the regular size shoe too small? Have you experienced this? What color do most get?

    Thanks for all the feedback everyone!
    I didn't buy mine too big. I had a pair of Reebox and a pair of Nikes. I am going back to school next month and will probably buy something else but not sure what else yet. Check with your school's clinical dress code because most enforce a certain color and some may be particular about style as well. Ours had to be ALL WHITE and rubber soled and that was the only specification.
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  11. Visit  rnmalex profile page
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    Sketchers Go-Walk shoes. HEAVENLY. New Balance tennis shoes still let my feet hurt, but after running back and forth all day, the go-walk shoes help my feet stay comfortable. I wish I had known about them during school.
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  12. Visit  FLDoula profile page
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    I have plantar fasciitis in both feet. I vary my shoes between Alegria's, Nurse Mates, and Landau Comforts. We have to wear white. Different shoes for different feet. My suggestion is to just start looking around and trying on shoes to see what works. Good luck in your search! And good luck in school!
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    Quote from FLDoula
    I have plantar fasciitis in both feet. I vary my shoes between Alegria's, Nurse Mates, and Landau Comforts. We have to wear white. Different shoes for different feet. My suggestion is to just start looking around and trying on shoes to see what works. Good luck in your search! And good luck in school!
    Thanks for the good luck with school. I am nervous, very nervous! But excited all the same. I am going to UVA! I did a little looking around online for shoes and it seems not one person has agreed on one particular shoe so I think I will have to do some serious looking. ALthough, some of the nursing shoes I have found are expensive so I would hate to invest and then hate them.
  14. Visit  Onco_NT profile page
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    I just bought a pair of Danskos. I was told they start off kind of hard (which I'm currently experiencing) and have to be broken in but after that they'll last for years an are ultimately the most comfortable of them all from what I "hear" ha.
    I wear an 8.5 and was told to get a 39 (euro size) my pinky finger should be able to fit between my heel an the back of the shoe because they aren't made to fit snug. I'm starting school January 7th an our dress code is strictly white shoes, close toe no designs so I had to get boring, white, ugly ones lol


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