What shoes are you getting for clinicals?

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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?
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    I heard nurse mate were good, but there expensive
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    we cant wear clogs....we can have white nursing shoes/sneakers or a respectable pair of shoes.....i have sketchers that i wear to work now(LPN) so i will be wearing them,they are the MOST comfortable sneakers i have found so far....
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    I purchased nursemates. I had them throughout nursing school. They were pretty good while they lasted, but when the end of my 5th semester hit they were worn out (IMO). Recently, I just purchased some Alegrias for work and they feel awesome, but they are expensive. I haven't started my job yet so I don't know how they're going to work out on the floor (hopefully very well).

    Good Luck!
    Last edit by born2circulateRN on Aug 15, '12
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    I found a pair of all white sketchers at Kohls for about $45. This is the second pair of them I've bought, the last being for my job in a restaurant that requires all white shoes. They are very comfy and I can be on my feet for hours in them.
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    I got a pair of Danskos. They were expensive, but I think I can get through all 2 years of clinicals with them, plus extra time. They are SOOOOO comfortable. I have been walking around in them at home and they're great.
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    From what I've heard, official "nursing shoes" are very comfortable, but pricey. I've tried finding more affordable ones, but all the ones I've been able to find are outside my price range. I suggest a solid pair of white (or mostly white) sneakers. Most nurses I've worked with wear them. As long as the shoes are comfortable enough to walk all day in, wear them! That's the point - can you wear them all day? Although good if you're willing to pay up for them, clogs are not an absolute necessity. I've found my "toning shoes" to be perfectly comfortable and acceptable.
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    I got nursemates dove. Not sure how they will be, they are not hear yet. We are not allowed clogs in my program.
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    Quote from SelenaS
    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?
    I got the Nursemates in Dove and they are really comfortable. They had a pair of Timberlands that I tried on and they were amazing but they were too expensive for me. You can find a pair of nursemates online for about $60 dollars.


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