Best shoes for OR??

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    I am a new grad RN and I just accepted a position in the OR. I wore clogs (Nurse mates) for a couple weeks in nursing school and I hated how slow I had to walk in them so I switched to Nike Air Force 1s. The Nikes worked ok for school because we were rarely in clinical over 6 hours but when I worked as an extern for 8-12 hour shifts, my feet always hurt. So, in your opinion, what are the best shoes for working in the OR?
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    Here is a link to some preferences on shoes http://allnurses.com/forums/f213/sho...uy-237576.html
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    I love my Danskos. I wore flip-flops and fake Crocs this weekend and I can tell....the heels of my feet HURT so much by the end of our Wed-Sun camping getaway!!


    Today, I walked around in my house with shorts on, and my Danskos....lol My feet don't hurt anymore.


    Granted I haven't started in the OR yet, but I will be wearing Danskos.
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    I'm a Crocs fan (and some of the better imitations). They're light, easy to clean and you can slip them off easily once in a while to air out dem puppies.
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    I'm a Birkenstock girl. They are really comfy and hard wearing.
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    Danskos and Crocs seems to be the favorite among my colleagues.

    It's really up to you. You have to find something that suits you, some love danskos because it supports your feet/arch, Crocs because they are light and airy.
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    A lot of the RN's where I work have been getting the Merrell Breeze II. It has a little more support in the back than a clog and is a semi-mesh so your feet can breath.
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    I have them all; Crocs, Danskos and Birkenstocks. Crocs win hands down, but this is what works for my feet.
    If you don't have any shoes yet, get the Crocs first- they are much cheaper than the others : )
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    I just bought a pair of good Asics running shoes maybe two weeks ago and they have been amazing. They give me the support I need. My feet never hurt when I go home.
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    Quote from tiffany,bsn
    i am a new grad rn and i just accepted a position in the or. i wore clogs (nurse mates) for a couple weeks in nursing school and i hated how slow i had to walk in them so i switched to nike air force 1s. the nikes worked ok for school because we were rarely in clinical over 6 hours but when i worked as an extern for 8-12 hour shifts, my feet always hurt. so, in your opinion, what are the best shoes for working in the or?
    when i was still working (work-related injury has left me with a permanent disability recently, so i had to "retire" ) the best thing i ever found was a store that catered to runners and walkers - the long distance kind - and they have staff who know how to fit shoes - not just sell them. the sales staff looks at your feet, your stride, you weight, your working conditions, i.e., all day on concrete floors, etc., and then makes recommendations based on those and other factors, and they fit the shoes to your feet. then you get to walk around inside and outside to try them out for a while. they have recommended a couple of pairs of shoes for me which i never would have chosen on my own, but were the best two pairs of workshoes i ever owned, from a comfort and support standpoint. i found a long time ago, that the best investment you can make in this profession is very good shoes. they are worth their weight in gold, even at today's prices!
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