So we can't wear clogs... - page 5

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... Read More

  1. Visit  TiffyRN profile page
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    Quote from lmccrn62
    Our organization allows clogs but doesn't allow crocs with holes in them. The reason is because you are at risk being exposed to blood and body fluids.
    Imccrn62:

    Please keep in mind that it is difficult to convey tone on these boards so I am asking this in a very respectful way. I was confused by assertions (by my management team) that my Crocs weren't acceptable as they had holes on the top, yet I had worn slip-on nurse shoes for years that had little covering over the upper. Would this shoe be acceptable? Why or why not?

    http://www.rogansshoes.com/i1482248/...l#.UW4O2oLR1bo

    As a kind of protest regarding the croc ban, I wore nothing but mary-jane style shoes to work for a couple of years. Never a complaint from anyone about my severely exposed feet.

    How much covering is required over the top of one's foot? Is it merely a layer of fabric and if so, why is not a double layer of sock adequate (which I wear between my support stocking and regular sock). Does the top of my foot require more covering than my lower calf which is only covered with a thin layer of cotton scrub pant. How about the nurses that wear skirts? How much are their legs protected from blood and body fluids? Why does my foot require more protection from blood and body fluid than my inner elbow (A/C area)?

    I'm sorry, but this is what happens when you raise a child in a super strict religion with many rules, we question every rule and find every work-around.
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  3. Visit  Esme12 profile page
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    Quote from TiffyRN
    Imccrn62:

    Please keep in mind that it is difficult to convey tone on these boards so I am asking this in a very respectful way. I was confused by assertions (by my management team) that my Crocs weren't acceptable as they had holes on the top, yet I had worn slip-on nurse shoes for years that had little covering over the upper. Would this shoe be acceptable? Why or why not?

    Nurse Mates Janae Mary Jane Nursing Shoes |

    As a kind of protest regarding the croc ban, I wore nothing but mary-jane style shoes to work for a couple of years. Never a complaint from anyone about my severely exposed feet.

    How much covering is required over the top of one's foot? Is it merely a layer of fabric and if so, why is not a double layer of sock adequate (which I wear between my support stocking and regular sock). Does the top of my foot require more covering than my lower calf which is only covered with a thin layer of cotton scrub pant. How about the nurses that wear skirts? How much are their legs protected from blood and body fluids? Why does my foot require more protection from blood and body fluid than my inner elbow (A/C area)?

    I'm sorry, but this is what happens when you raise a child in a super strict religion with many rules, we question every rule and find every work-around.
    Actually the Mary Janes don't give a whole lot more protection...however...the holes on the crocks just have SO MANY nooks and crannies in each and every hole that just don't get cleaned or polished.....yuck.
  4. Visit  TiffyRN profile page
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    Quote from Esme12
    Actually the Mary Janes don't give a whole lot more protection...however...the holes on the crocks just have SO MANY nooks and crannies in each and every hole that just don't get cleaned or polished.....yuck.
    See, this is the thing, I believe that many of these different kinds of shoe bans are based on personal preferences/prejudices of the powers that be. My crocs were the only kinds of shoes I ever washed and they were easily squirted down with a hose or whatever. The athletic shoes I wear now have far more nooks and crannies and short of throwing them in a washer, there is no effective spot cleaning.


    As for polishing a shoe, geesh, I don't think my shoes have been polished since I was 8 and my daddy polished a pair of black patent dress shoes I had.
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    Quote from lmccrn62
    Our organization doesn't allow crocs with holes in them. The reason is because you are at risk being exposed to blood and body fluids. We also don't allow hoodies, sweat shirts, or thongs and colored underwear that can be seen through their clothes. Whether staff like it or not they comply with the rules.
    Really not wanting to beat a dead horse here, but you are stating things that are incredibly obvious. My issue is that there doesn't appear to be any valid reason why her school disallows clogs...not crocs or hoodies or sweats or visible thongs or tight shirts or see-through pants or bull-rings or whatever other examples of obviously inappropriate work attire you mentioned. The issue is that it seems rather common that nursing school faculty/administration have a "because I said so" mentality as another member put it. There is no valid basis on why she cannot wear the shoes that are deemed professional in almost every hospital in the country and that are most comfortable on her feet. It is illogical.
  6. Visit  ProfRN4 profile page
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    Quote from Ciale

    The issue is that it seems rather common that nursing school faculty/administration have a "because I said so" mentality as another member put it. There is no valid basis on why she cannot wear the shoes that are deemed professional in almost every hospital in the country and that are most comfortable on her feet. It is illogical.
    Just because a reason was not spelled out, doesn't mean there isn't an actual reason. Just as a parent does not have to spell out every rationale for their rules and actions. When my child was young, I was going to be one of those parents who didn't say "Because I said so", thinking that my child deserves (and would understand and appreciate) an explanation. After a while, it gets tiring. Many POSTERS have mentioned the safety aspect of clogs here. Any chance that this may be part of the rationale behind the policy? Does the poster who mentions the things and colored underwear feel the need to explain why? Does everyone's school/student policy mention why students need to have their hair pulled back, or why they can't wear hanging jewelry? You'd think it's self explanatory, right?
    Last edit by ProfRN4 on Apr 20, '13
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  7. Visit  lmccrn62 profile page
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    Quote from ProfRN4

    Just because a reason was not spelled out, doesn't mean there isn't an actual reason. Just as a parent does not have to spell out every rationale for their rules and actions. When my child was young, I was going to be one of those parents who didn't say "Because I said so", thinking that my child deserves (and would understand and appreciate) an explanation. After a while, it gets tiring. Many losers have mentioned the safety aspect of clogs here. Any chance that this may be part of the rationale behind the policy? Does the poster who mentions the things and colored underwear feel the need to explain why? Does everyone's school/student policy mention why students need to have their hair pulled back, or why they can't wear hanging jewelry? You'd think it's self explanatory, right?
    I totally agree with you. There doesn't need to be a reason it's because they said so.
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  8. Visit  loriangel14 profile page
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    We are not allowed to wear Crocs because they were proving to be a slip/trip hazard.
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    Quote from stephanie.
    I know my moms hospital has issues with danskos because people roll their ankles easier than if they had traditional "flat" shoes.

    Personally, danskos are the only shoe I can wear for hours at a time and not be in terrible pain by the end of they day.

    I'm curious who has tried the dansko sneaker- did your size run the same as their clogs? Are they as comfy as the clogs?
    I am one of those that rolled my ankle and broke my foot in my Danskos but I still love them ♡♡
  10. Visit  Vespertinas profile page
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    Quote from loriangel14
    We are not allowed to wear Crocs because they were proving to be a slip/trip hazard.
    I don't know what's the problem but I trip ALL THE TIME in my Crocs. Makes me look like an idiot.

    Also, I was told the holes issue was more about sharps falling on your foot. Your toes are usually more exposed than the outer arch.
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    Quote from Vespertinas
    I don't know what's the problem but I trip ALL THE TIME in my Crocs. Makes me look like an idiot.
    So did I, when I wore them! I'd always look around to see if anyone noticed
  12. Visit  loriangel14 profile page
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    Their concern is the risk for an employee hurting themselves by falling.
  13. Visit  ShyeoftheTiger profile page
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    Or maybe your employer wants to weed out complainers and insubordination... It's work shoes, bro. It's not like your identity is at risk if you conform to wearing approved shoes...
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    Quote from ProfRN4
    Many losers have mentioned the safety aspect of clogs here.
    Um...what? Losers?


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