What shoes are you getting for clinicals? - page 2

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I need to buy a pair of white shoes for clinicals and I am torn on whether to go for sneakers or nursing clogs. What did you/are you going to get and do you recommend them or would you pass on them in the future?... Read More


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    I got new balance 442 white and silver! Love them!
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    Danskos for me! I was lucky and a dear friend gave them to me as a congratulations gift
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    I found some really really comfortable dr scholls shoes at big 5 for 30 bucks...good deal and comfy shoes
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    I was lucky and received a paid of Danskos for my birthday from my family last year. I LOVE them. I actually can't wait to wear them at our clinicals again. They made a huge difference in my second semester from my first (when I just wore white tennis shoes). Expensive but I know I will be buying those again when I graduate and work on a floor.
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    Quote from Bloomgirl118
    I was lucky and received a paid of Danskos for my birthday from my family last year. I LOVE them. I actually can't wait to wear them at our clinicals again. They made a huge difference in my second semester from my first (when I just wore white tennis shoes). Expensive but I know I will be buying those again when I graduate and work on a floor.
    Honestly danskos aren't that expensive considering you can get 8-10 years out of em. I'm a dansko lover myself. Will be gettin a white pair for clinical, and a pair of birki profi's
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    Check with your program before you buy clogs. Many programs do not allow clogs of any style (closed back or not).

    That being said, I have two pairs I alternate between. I have my Nike Shox which I love. I also bought a pair of Dansko's 5 years ago, they still look brand new..well worth the money I spent.

    The thing with shoes/sneakers is what one person loves another might find hurts their feet or their backs ache after wearing them. Personally I cannot wear New Balance. They make my feet ache. My toes and the top of my foot feel like they are being constricted. Whereas my best nursing school friend swears by them and despises Nike. I'd suggest if you go with a sneaker/running shoe go with the brand/style you would normally wear.
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    [QUOTE=CT Pixie;6828131]Check with your program before you buy clogs. Many programs do not allow clogs of any style (closed back or not).

    That being said, I have two pairs I alternate between. I have my Nike Shox which I love. I also bought a pair of Dansko's 5 years ago, they still look brand new..well worth the money I spent.

    The thing with shoes/sneakers is what one person loves another might find hurts their feet or their backs ache after wearing them. Personally I cannot wear New Balance. They make my feet ache. My toes and the top of my foot feel like they are being constricted. Whereas my best nursing school friend swears by them and despises Nike. I'd suggest if you go with a sneaker/running shoe go with the brand/style you would normally wear.[/QUOTE]

    Exactly. I cannot wear any kind of athletic type shoes and expect to be comfortable. For me, Danskos are like standing on concrete barefoot. I hate them. I like Crocs and while many programs don't allow clogs, I bought the Crocs in the mary jane style. They have the Crocs Croslite bottom but a leather upper. They are called Crocs Saffron and there is a newer style called Juniper.
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    I did some reading on AN before buying a second pair for school after my first level. I ended up buying New Balance 440 Walking sneakers and replacing the insoles with Dr. Scholl sport gel insoles (the ones with very rigid arch but gel heel and ball-of-foot). together they made a HUGE difference for my feet. could do 12 hour clinicals in them even after I had used them for 7 months in my other clinical rotations.

    my school rules were leather only, must be close toed (no mesh in the sneaker), and no clogs, even if there is a strap. the 'white' they were more lenient. they didn't really care about colored piping or such.
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    Nursemates. Yep, they are expensive. I initially wanted to get ones by Cherokee but they were sold out at my uniform store. My nursemates are very comfortable, though. They are plain and boring as day but they look clean and professional. I was told my shoes had to be white and leather all-around the shoe. No clogs, no slingbacks, no cloth. Had to be all leather and white as possible but a little blue heart or stripe was ok. I bought some support hose with them too.
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    I live in my Alegra's. Expensive but worth it!


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