So we can't wear clogs... - page 4

by allycat77 10,897 Views | 69 Comments

I was recently accepted into a nursing program and found out that we cannot wear clogs. I am so upset because I love my Danskos. They are well broken-in, and have proven to be great when having to mostly stand for 10+ hr shifts. ... Read More


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    I dont remember foot wear being much of an issue in nursing school. Then again I dont have foot or back problems. Cheap sneaks that can be easily thrown out worked fine for me. But I'm a cheapy.
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    Just so you youngsters know, it has only been of recent history (we're talking mainly post mid 1980's or so) that nurses were allowed to wear clogs on duty period. Even when the facility allowed them many insurers wouldn't cover you if you did wear them, never found out what was up with that.

    Strangely when in Germany noticed most nurses and physicans were clog type footwear in hosptials.
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    are you sure your school is stating no open-back clogs? that's how my program was...as long as the shoes were white with a closed toe and closed heel, we were okay. I also suggest Alegria shoes, I love mine! They have a variety of styles to choose from from their Professional Line, including closed heel styles. I personally have two different pairs of the Donna clog but some nurses I work with also wear the Debra style and they love them as much as I love mine.
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    Dansko just came out with a tennis shoe looking shoe and while they aren't exactly the most awesome looking shoe their shoes are always comfortable and they do have an all white leather one.
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    Quote from scrubwearer
    Dansko just came out with a tennis shoe looking shoe and while they aren't exactly the most awesome looking shoe their shoes are always comfortable and they do have an all white leather one.
    I'm going to check these out, thanks!
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    OP, hope those Dansko tennis shoes work for you. Thanks to this thread I ordered some stylishly bright New Balance in a wide width (which I didn't know they had) and got them yesterday. They fit great and I can't wait to wear them this weekend at work.
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    Ok, off topic I know, but seriously this post annoys me. Not the poster, but the policy. I can understand making a student buy a specific color, because that has happened to me in real life, uniforms are part of nursing, but as long as a shoe properly supports and protects the foot, why would a school rule out an entire line of shoes that are perfectly acceptable in every healthcare facility I have ever seen? Because they are called "clogs"? As long as the heels are covered I can't think of any evidence based reason not to allow Danskos. They are comfy, they protect your feet from blood and body fluids MORE than the sneakers with mesh, which your school seems to have no problems with, and they are easy to clean. It is stupid, and exemplifies the "because I said so" reasoning that makes nursing school harder than it has to be. School is expensive enough, why make students go out and buy new shoes? By the way I'm always open to learning so if anyone has any facts that would back up the no-clog-even-if-it-has-a-heel policy let me know.
    Ciale and rubato like this.
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    Haha, I agree. But it seems like nursing school is the place where you are seriously discouraged from making waves. I just ordered these Danskos, they don't seem clog-like, but who knows. I figure if they don't pass school specs I can wear them while out of school. They are black and look sneakerish.
    Amazon.com: Dansko Women's Veda Pull-Up Clog: Shoes
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    Reebok "princess" sneakers. Wide width. Leather so soft if molds right to your foot. LOVE them!!
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    Oh you are totally correct, I would recommend that you follow the rules. Just venting!!!


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