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Croc shoes Worth it? Or forget it??

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Okay so Im thinking of buying crocs for work. I have them to wear to the pool:cool: but I work 12 hour shifts and I have been hearing so much about them. So who has them and what do you think???:yelclap: Worth it ?????? or :angryfire Forget it?? Please post your thoughts so I could make a final decision. Thanks so much.

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cardiacRN2006 is a ADN, RN and specializes in Cardiac.

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Oh man, I can't say enough good things about crocs! I have 5 pair, and I plan to get some more. If you look on their website, they have actually added a ton of new shoes! They even have diabetic shoes!!!

I love mine. I have worn them at work and clinicals for the past 3 years.

Beyone worth it. Plus, they look cool.

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NurseyBaby'05 is a BSN, RN and specializes in Neuro/Med-Surg/Oncology.

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I love mine. I have plantar fasciatis in both heels and the dicsomfort is minimal when I wear my Crocs. I was reluctant to spend more money on shoes that may or may not work, but the $45 for a pair of Crocs instead of $99 for my Danskos (that only worked for a few weeks) was money well spent. If they hadn't worked I would have only been out half as much as I was when I tried other brands. Just my .02.

P.S. I work 12 hour shifts too. They're really light on my feet after a long day.

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I am on my feet for most of my ten hour shift.I wear Free Spirit shoes during the week and Crocs for the weekends.Plus you can clean the crocs easy due to the places nursing takes us on our feet....lol..

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Fairlythere has 13 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in Postpartum.

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I got professional Crocs (no holes) and love them at work. I just ordered two pair of a cheaper brand from All Hearts and will let you know if they measure up to my Crocs.

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I started wearing a $9.00 version from Wal-Mart and my feet no longer throb for 2-3 hours after my shift has ended. I must be between sizes with Crocs as I never found a pair that felt right when I tried them on in the store. The Wally World specials were a much better fit.

I have to say that the first night I wore them, my feet still hurt, but they hurt in a different way. Probably didn't know what hit 'em. From then on, I hardly knew I had them on. They're lighter and they flex so nicely that I feel like I'm barefoot.

Can't say enough about them. Especially the price. Now that I know they work, I'm going back for more colors.

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Gompers is a BSN, RN and specializes in NICU.

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I got professional Crocs (no holes) and love them at work. I just ordered two pair of a cheaper brand from All Hearts and will let you know if they measure up to my Crocs.

They have a new style that looks just like the "professional" (no holes on top, side vents) but is more orthopedic and provides better support - perfect for nurses who work long shifts! They're called "relief" and I'm ordering a pair very soon. I just wish they'd make them in white already instead of that pearl gray color! Or that they'd let us wear colorful shoes instead...

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I love em as an alternate shoe. I still wear my SAS inbetween.

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Marie_LPN, RN is a LPN, RN and specializes in 5 yrs OR, ASU Pre-Op 2 yr. ER.

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Crocs recently came out with an alternative heel strap that can be purchased separately. It is made from the same material as the shoe, but it has Velcro strap on the sides, making it adjustable. This might be a good thing for those that need a heelstrap, but have a hard time wearing it and having the shoe fit. it's also great for those that use these shoes for the outdoors and need a more secure heelstrap, or if your heelstrap that came with the shoes is stretched out.

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Marie_LPN, RN is a LPN, RN and specializes in 5 yrs OR, ASU Pre-Op 2 yr. ER.

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I'll have to check out the website again, i didn't know they had new styles out :)

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Marie_LPN, RN is a LPN, RN and specializes in 5 yrs OR, ASU Pre-Op 2 yr. ER.

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Too bad the Cloud does come in more colors than 4.

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I just bought a pair of "Anywear" croc type shoes and they are soft and like walking on air. I have a pair of $10 croc knock-offs from KMart and they are too hard on my feet for work but I wear them out and about on my days off.

I haven't found any crocs locally, and want to invest in them but I am confused about the sizing---do they run big? I wear a women's 7 1/2 and don't know what size to get.

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