Got my new shoes!! Feet feel great!! - page 2

I am so excited over getting my new Dansko "jocelyn " nursing shoes. I wore them all day yesterday and my feet feel great!!! Definetly worth the price or $116!! :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:... Read More

  1. by   kkbaroness
    I wear a size 8 and I ordered a 39 - but I have a wide foot too.
    SO I guess I did order 1 size up.
  2. by   MrsWampthang
    Quote from RNKittyKat
    My feet are so sore after a 12h shift that they throb for two solid hours. I've been wearing K-Swiss generic walking shoes from the discount shoe store. Have you noticed that much of a difference with your new shoes?
    If you can afford it, don't spare any expense on your shoes for work. You have a lot of nursing years ahead of you and your feet will keep you going if you take good care of them. I don't mind spending a lot of money on shoes for work, and they usually last a lot longer than generic cheap shoes anyway. Just my 0.02 cents.

    Pam
  3. by   husker-nurse
    before you buy, please check out ZCOILS by entering Zcoil into your search-engine. Expensive at $159, but the very best shoes I ever had! And, you will definitely get many comments! They are the weirdest looking shoes I have ever seen,and I've had mine for 3 months now. I'm noticing more staff with them at the hospital. AND, since I bought them for work, will deduct the cost at tax-time. I am only a consumer, but, I would highly recommend these shoes......
  4. by   RN4NICU
    Quote from husker-nurse
    before you buy, please check out ZCOILS by entering Zcoil into your search-engine. Expensive at $159, but the very best shoes I ever had! And, you will definitely get many comments! They are the weirdest looking shoes I have ever seen,and I've had mine for 3 months now. I'm noticing more staff with them at the hospital. AND, since I bought them for work, will deduct the cost at tax-time. I am only a consumer, but, I would highly recommend these shoes......
    I saw those shoes in Healthcare Traveler - had thought about trying them, but didn't know if they would be worth the mucho dinero they cost. I don't really have adequate expenses to itemize work expenses, but comfort is worth a lot to me - so I wouldn't let that stop me.

    Good to hear a good review.
    Gotta agree with you in that they are funny looking.
  5. by   RN123456789
    I saw them also, but the closest place to me that sells them are 2&1/2 hours away.
  6. by   suzy253
    Quote from fnimat1
    Kelly,
    I saw the Dansko "Jocelyn" shoes on Zappos.com...did you have to order your shoes one size up....a few of the reviewers say they had to do this.


    Fatima
    Fatima....I had to order my Danskos one size larger as well. Just to let ya know. Good luck.
  7. by   wonderbee
    So I decided not to spend another shift in my current shoes after reading the posts. I have weird feet... kind of wide and hard to fit so I didn't want to do the internet thing. Anyone ever hear of Spring Step? I bought a pair of Spring Step Vicky's. Uniform stores around here don't carry Danskos and Birkies, etc. They seem comfortable enough compared to the Nursemates and Quarks. At $50 the price was right but I would have spent the bucks for a better shoe. Will let you know how they wear.

    I did come away with a dynamite stethoscope though. The DRG Cardiology makes my Littman Classic sound like a toy. A bit pricey but I think that students should have a good scope to learn with. I will take good care of it, I promise. So now I have two scopes. The Littman is just fine for my work as a tech (basically just use it for BPs). For critical care though, a cardiology steth is a must and this one is fantastic.
    Last edit by wonderbee on Jul 13, '04
  8. by   Gompers
    Quote from kkbaroness
    I am so excited over getting my new Dansko "jocelyn " nursing shoes. I wore them all day yesterday and my feet feel great!!! Definetly worth the price or $116!!

    Those are the ones I have!!! (FYI - basically the same as the Jette ones except the Jette has laces and the Jocelyn is a slip-on with elastic.) I love them, and will probably get another pair of the same in a year or two when mine wear out. I tried the Professional that everyone raves about, but the sole is weird in that it narrows as it goes down, so I kept slipping and twisting my ankles because of that. Hard to explain, but anyway, I wore them for a few hours and returned them. The Jocelyn has a nice wide sole and it's been perfect.

    Most people should order a size up - I ordered the exact right size and they're pretty tight even after a few months. I have to wear very thin socks with them in order to get the "clog" effect of my heel slipping up and down. So if you plan on wearing thick athletic socks or something, you need the bigger size. But if you plan on just wearing support hose with them, get the regular size and they'll be fine.
  9. by   luoonacy
    Hi, I just actually went two days ago to the uniform store to do the whole "starting nursing school" thing. The man tried to sell me the nursemate line but I went with the dansko "piper." I have a really wide foot(8 1/2 double wide) so I'm used to having to buy the bigger sizes but the piper has an elastic give on the top of the foot. I paid 95.00 but I would rather have comfortable feet than an extra forty in my pocket. . .
  10. by   fnimat1
    I've been searching the internet ever since I Kelly started this thread...Thanks Kelly!!!! I've narrowed it down to 3, the "Jocelyn or Jette" by Dansko or "Tulip" by Rocker.....I would like to try them on so I've been searching for any shoe stores that sell them. If not, I'm just going to have to order online try them on and if they don't work, send them back.


    Fatima
  11. by   studentnurse74
    Quote from RNKittyKat
    I did come away with a dynamite stethoscope though. The DRG Cardiology makes my Littman Classic sound like a toy. A bit pricey but I think that students should have a good scope to learn with. I will take good care of it, I promise. So now I have two scopes. The Littman is just fine for my work as a tech (basically just use it for BPs). For critical care though, a cardiology steth is a must and this one is fantastic.
    I've never heard of DRG. Do they have a website?
  12. by   CC NRSE
    dansko has an outlet. if you know what size you wear this might be the way to go. they are a little cheaper here.

    http://www.danskooutlet.com/
  13. by   fnimat1
    Thank you sooo much!!!!

    Fatima

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