I am starting my first CNA position in a week and just wondered what type of shoes seasoned CNA's have used, or do use? I bought Reebok sneakers for training, but wasn't on my feet for 8 hours at a time, so I don't know how they will be. I am in love with the Cherokee Anywear Nursing clogs...but don't know if I will love them wearing them 8 hours!! They have great reviews on the places I have looked online though. Opinions please. Thanks!!
Apr 26, '12
Just make sure they are very supportive. Many people add cushioned insoles or orthotics as well. I wear Reebok walking shoes. Also support hose or socks. The floors are usually not giving at all, cement under a thin layer of flooring. It will kill your legs after awhile. Anyone who has been in the field for years can tell you about the spider and varicose veins.
prevention is best!
Good luck in your new position!!
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Apr 27, '12
by student forever
SAS sneakers. They have a cushiony insert that I remove each night so the shoes will air out better. I didn't do that the first month and I thought the shoes were getting mold!! But that ended when I began to remove the inserts. This one pair is all I have ever worn so far and my feet are good to go. My ankles, however do ache after 8 hours of work.
One benefit of SAS is that they can be thrown in the washer and dryer with a big bath towel and come out like new (even the all-leather sandals).
Last edit by student forever on Apr 27, '12
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