I don't start my nursing classes and clinicals until the fall, but I'm curious about shoes. Everyone I know outside of the nursing program says I'm going to need super good shoes, but is that really true? Standing for hours/walking/moving things and always being on the run isn't anything new to me since I've worked in retail in an extremely understaffed store. I wore decent shoes like Crocs about half the time, and the other half the time I wore Etnies with Dr. Scholl's inserts. My clinicals are only 5 hours long which to me isn't bad at all (a short shift in retail is 4, and I usually worked anywhere between 7 and 9)...so my question is, can I wear my regular, not expensive shoes that I liked for my work in retail, or do I need something better?