Where can I buy comfortable shoes?/Male

  1. I am starting clinicals this fall. Since shoe comfort is at the top of my list, I thought I would get started early because I have goofy feet.

    One foot is quite different from the other so one of them is going to have a certain level of discomfort. I can accept that, but I'm working against the curve of selection because of my maleness(is that a word?). Men's feet are so different I think I have my work cut out for me.

    Anyone know of a medical supplier of male nursing shoes?
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  2. 7 Comments

  3. by   2ndCareerRN
    If you can wear tennis shoes, New Balaance is a pretty good shoe, and some of the styles go up th 4EEEE width. If not, then
    do a search for SAS shoes, a little pricey, but worth every penney.

    Do Not scrimp on shoes, you will regret it towards the end of the day.

    bob
  4. by   SKM-NURSIEPOOH
    ...if you can afford them...sas are the best & the styles aren't bad either!!!

    i once broke my right foot & the orthopedic physician prescribed them...you can buy them without a prescription of course...but if you have really good medical coverage, it might pay to have a doc prescribe them & your coverage may even pay for them...mine did :wink2:.
    good luck & happy wearing!!!
    Last edit by SKM-NURSIEPOOH on Jun 5, '02
  5. by   nightingale
    Went back to the basics... after suffering needlessly. I bought a pair of SAS and a pair of the new Birkenstocks that are labeled as AlPro (they have the same cork sole).

    Oh so comfortable and we are worth every penny spent!

    B.
  6. by   kewlnurse
    I like Birkenstock super birki clogs. Go to www.birkenstock.com too see them
  7. by   nightingale
    Great website for Birks, Kewl. I just got the AlPro C120 in Birks. The Clogs you got look great too. I will try those sometime.

    After you exchange tax for shiping charge they are often equal.

    B.
  8. by   Peeps Mcarthur
    Thank you all for the replies!

    Clogs?.......Oh man, temptingly comfortable, but ..........oh jeeze.......
  9. by   susanmary
    Peeps -- check out the Birkenstocks. Get over the male "clog" thing -- your feet will thank you.

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