Crocs banned :(

  1. My facility finally banned them and I'm bummed. I've been wearing the professional (non-vented) model for quite awhile and loved them and just went back to wearing my default running shoes but I'm looking for something in a clog/plog or something similar.

    I'm not really fussy about going with white, but I would if they were comfortable, but I know many men's styles come in brown, blue and black.

    I find that some of these styles of shoes just look a little too feminine (but I guess not much moreso than Crocs...)

    What are you guys wearing ?
    Last edit by styRN on Sep 20, '07
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  2. 12 Comments

  3. by   K98
    I'm still wearing running shoes (Asics Gel), but considering trying Dansko Professionals. My wife wears them and is very pleased with them. They only come in brown and black for men.
  4. by   styRN
    I wear Asics exclusively for running, but walking and standing all day at work is alot different that running a 10k, so I'm thinking about something like these:

    Pothia Pacific or Rainier clogs: http://poshfootwear.com/men_clogs.htm

    Urbane footwear leather Transit: http://www.uniformcorner.com/acatalo...itLeather.html

    Standing Comfort Coast: http://www.standingcomfort.com/defau...detail&pid=166
    or Explorer: http://www.standingcomfort.com/defau...detail&pid=161
  5. by   DutchgirlRN
    Birkenstock clogs, many colors, replaceable footbed, extremely comfortable, last forever.
  6. by   topkat
    why did your facility ban them??? if you don't mind me asking....topkat
  7. by   styRN
    Quote from K98
    I'm...considering trying Dansko Professionals. My wife wears them and is very pleased with them. They only come in brown and black for men.
    I saw that they also come in navy blue, and are available as a mule/slide style called the "Karl" http://www.dansko.com/Product_Detail...250&ID2=020202
  8. by   styRN
    Quote from topkat
    why did your facility ban them??? if you don't mind me asking....topkat
    The banning of Crocs is sweeping Ontario - many hospitals, clinics and health care facilities jumping on the bandwagon, citing several reasons including: H&S concerns r/t infection control (holes = contamination from splash/spill), cases of slipping/falling d/t lack of traction and/or wearing them without the heel strap and them falling off when running, dropping sharps/instruments and injury through the top vents and/or puncturing the soft rubber, lack of heel protection (despite most facility's policies allowing leather clogs/plogs).

    http://www.thestar.com/News/article/239048

    I know, I know...I was their biggest defender, citing the opposite - that they had superior traction (they were originally developed as a boating shoe with no-slip in mind), were easier to clean/sterilize when dirty, blah blah blah...but it's falling on deaf ears in this part of the country, and my union, the largest nurses' union in Canada, is not necessarily supporting the ban, but they are not actively fighting it due to the lack of difinitive evidence pro or con.

    All I know is that my legs ache and my back is more sore than ever.
  9. by   UM Review RN
    Sorry to hear the news.

    Crocs do have a no-holes version as well as an improved traction model. Check 'em out on the link below. I have several styles because I cannot wear any other type of shoe due to foot problems.

    http://www.crocsworkshoes.com/products.html
  10. by   Thunderwolf
    I will wear nothing but the Croc. Thanks, Angie O'Plasty....the Specialist style is the type I wear at work. I have two pair....one white and the other, dark navy. This style (Specialist) and a few other "holeless" versions make all these arguements against the Croc such a moot point by now.
  11. by   Tweety
    How about Birkenstock clogs? I wore them for a while and liked them. They lasted a long time.
  12. by   Spidey's mom
    I usually wear "New Balance" jogging or walking shoes. But I found a pair of "Keds" that I liked . . . smaller shoe, cleaner look with mostly white and a little navy blue.

    I've never liked Crocs.

    steph
  13. by   lylega
    Im sporting New Balance B-Zips, New Balance is the only shoe I can spend 12+ hours on my feet in; been wearing them for several years now. My problem with Crocs is what I would call a lack of arch support, of course, its different for everybody.
  14. by   styRN
    Quote from Angie O'Plasty, RN
    Sorry to hear the news.

    Crocs do have a no-holes version as well as an improved traction model. Check 'em out on the link below.
    Nope..."all Crocs and Croc-style footwear" have been banned. It's a pretty broad ban, open to interpretation, because they still permit "clog-style open back shoes" (???)

    I'm not here looking for ammunition to fight the ban - been there, done that - I just need some input for a similar shoe - one that is a loose fitting, comfy slip on.

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