Nursing Shoes!

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    I'm starting my BSN program in August and I need to buy shoes for the program... Any recommendations???
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    Do you need all white shoes?

    I have a pair of Alegrias that are really comfy and I have hard to fit feet. They are about $100 but worth it if you are on your feet all day and you can wear them after you graduate. A lot of my school friends wear other shoes and they are always complaining about how they hurt after a few hours but I can wear these all day.

    Check zappos.com for options. They don't sell Alegrias but you can at least search by color and price if you don't want to spend that much on shoes.

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    Moved to the nursing shoes forum
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    I will never wear anything but sketchers shape-ups! they have saved my lower back and feet. not everyone likes them but i love them.
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    Dansko clogs. They take some getting used to because of the way they fit and are around $100, but so worth it. I had a cheaper pair of Cherokee clogs and my lower back hurt so bad after my first 3 nights that I was in tears. The clogs were a life saver.
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    Before you spend any money, make sure you know what your school's dress code requires. They are usually pretty specific.
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    Eek, that is a good point about double checking the dress code. I knew they had to be white, but here's what is says about shoes:
    Shoes must be white and clean. Open-toed shoes, sandals, clogs, or canvas shoes are not permitted.

    Okay, I will admit I am rather shoe-challenged... "open toed and sandals" are obvious, but how do I tell what is a clog and what is made of canvas?
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    i worked psych and wore all leather walking shoes that looked just like sneakers but weren't canvas. i wore easy spirit until they changed the last, then switched to rockports. i have a very very high instep and discovered that a men's size 7.5 b or c width was much more comfortable than my usual women's size 9b. i alternated two pairs, and when the c widths got too wide (as they sometimes did,) iput dr.
    scholl's water inserts in them.
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    Quote from heatherhammy
    Eek, that is a good point about double checking the dress code. I knew they had to be white, but here's what is says about shoes:
    Shoes must be white and clean. Open-toed shoes, sandals, clogs, or canvas shoes are not permitted.

    Okay, I will admit I am rather shoe-challenged... "open toed and sandals" are obvious, but how do I tell what is a clog and what is made of canvas?
    "Clog" usually means shoes that are open or just have a strap in the back. Most nursing schools require shoes that completely enclose the foot (no open toes or heels).

    When they say "canvas," they mean anything that's fabric rather than leather (or synthetic leather, but I certainly wouldn't recommend plastic/vinyl enclosed shoes when you're going to be on your feet and moving around all day). So all-leather athletic/walking shoes, as sharpeimom describes, or traditional "nursing shoes" would be ok, but fabric (or combination fabric and leather) athletic shoes wouldn't.


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