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Nursing Shoes??

  1. 2 I start nursing school August 15th and clinicals 3 weeks after that in September!! What shoes do you recommend? The director said they need to be all white but if the logo was a color that was ok and she said preferably leather but not required. Recommendations please?!
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  3. Visit  michelle24 profile page
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    Dansko, white professional
  4. Visit  BloomNurseRN profile page
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    Quote from michelle24
    Dansko, white professional
    If you absolutely can only afford something around $30-$40, there are lots of New Balance and Nike in that range that are all white and will get you through. That being said, I totally agree with michelle24. I wore a pair of Nikes my first semester last year and they were fine but my feet were definitely tired at the end of a long clinical day. In January my family chipped in and got me a pair of Dansko's for my birthday and I love them. My feet were definitely not as sore and tired at the end of a long day and they truly were worth the price tag.

    Good luck!
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  5. Visit  traumanurse2b? profile page
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    I'm getting a pair of Dansko's myself. My mom is a hairstylist, so long days of standing, and she loves them. I've also heard from other students and some nurses that they're the best!
    little margarita likes this.
  6. Visit  ProudStudent profile page
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    I went with Nurse Mates Dove nursing shoes. They were $60 online, the size fit exactly like my New Balance shoes...so I wouldn't imagine the sizes vary too much. I read many reviews about them, and have experienced wearing them for many hours a day with no complaints. Even though I bought them new, there wasn't a "break in" period. They just fit nicely.
  7. Visit  sunbaby0811 profile page
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    Not a nursing student (yet!) but Danskos killed my feet. Had to return the pair I bought. So if you do buy some, I suggest wearing them around the house a bunch to see how you like them. Once you wear them out, many places wont let you return them and those suckers are not cheap!

    On the flip, my sis (who is a RN) won't wear anything but and couldn't believe I hated them. So just try and see what works!
  8. Visit  BEW612 profile page
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    Alegrias are really comfortable...I have those and a cheap pair of nikes from TJ Maxx that I rotate sometimes.
  9. Visit  KrissyE profile page
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    I have a pair of RealFlex from Reebok that I wore to clinical and also to work. Best pair of shoes! A little pricey but definitely worth it.
  10. Visit  StudentNurseKitteh profile page
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    Alegrias are the best! Was wearing them daily even before nursing school! Just had to supplement my 2-dozen pairs with one in all white! Alegria Shoe Shop | Alegria Shoes on Sale | #1 Online Retailer and click on SALE
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  11. Visit  niknik620 profile page
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    I have Dansko's for clinical, but I wear Landau's in white for work. Life Uniform -COMFORT
  12. Visit  stefaniekelly profile page
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    I have a pair of Nurse Mate Doves that I use in the lab at school and a pair of Sketchers D'Lites that I use at clinicals. They're pretty inexpensive and if you search online you might be able to get them for cheaper. The Sketchers are amazing....even after an 11 hr shift my feet don't hurt!
  13. Visit  jdybarra8604 profile page
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    Quote from KLBatchelor
    I start nursing school August 15th and clinicals 3 weeks after that in September!! What shoes do you recommend? The director said they need to be all white but if the logo was a color that was ok and she said preferably leather but not required. Recommendations please?!

    White Dansko Professionals are great if you've got the cash! I love mine for work! I have a pair of white, leather Reebok Zigs that are AWESOME! They were pretty cheap and all white! They are light on your feet and are pretty comfortable! One thing I recommend is getting a good pair of support socks. They make all the difference and help keep your feet and legs from getting so fatigued!
  14. Visit  MrsGillen07 profile page
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    I got Sketchers D'Lites on the recommendation of a current nursing student with 12 hour shifts. They are very reasonably priced and seem comfy, we'll see when I start my clinicals in October! Good luck to you!
    stefaniekelly likes this.

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