Clogs while nursing - page 3

Hello everyone, This thread is inspired by the one "JCAHO and Clogs". This is something I've noticed alot lately-people in the medical field wearing crocs. I understand that they are wonderfully... Read More

  1. by   Leselberry
    Hey. Didn't mean to make it sound like I was a Croc Hater. It was just a question. Crocs don't work for me, my feet are long and skinny. It was just a casual observation.
  2. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    I figure it this way: when my facility decides to buy my shoes for me, then they can be obsessive-compulsive about what i wear.

    That doesn't mean i'm going to wear flip-flops, but that does mean that comfort will come first, looks being second, when it comes to my shoe selection for work. Therefore, i love my Crocs.

    As for the person that suggested Danskos, they're fine if i'll be standing in one place for 6 hours, but other than that, no thanks. To walk in them constantly makes my ankle roll, and makes the skin on my feet way too tough.
  3. by   StudyingNursing
    my main concerns were with the holes. i work ob and never know when my pt's "gonna blow". i want my feet to stay dry when the fluid splashes.
    I wear the OR shoe covers we use during deliveries to keep things off my feet (I work OB also). The crocs are very comfortable.
  4. by   yadda_yadda_yadda
    Z-Coils are awesome for anyone with foot/knee/back problems.
    Pricey...but they sure live up to their claims.
  5. by   Imafloat
    I have a Croc question, how should they fit. I seem to be between 2 sizes. The smaller size fits perfect, but I am afraid that my feet will rub in them and that I might need a little bit more room. Do your Crocs fit just right or are they a bit big?
  6. by   cardiacRN2006
    Supposed to be a little big....
  7. by   lorster
    My manager says to wear whatever you can stay comfortable in. I wear brown leather keens because this company does not make white (which I do not understand). Many wear crocs but my feet hurt when I wear them.
  8. by   RNsRWe
    I don't wear Crocs, but they don't bother me when other people do. Except, I have to say, when I see the ones with the big holes on top: it's not the unprofessional nature that bothers me, but rather the image of something totally GROSS dropping or dripping onto the top of that shoe! :uhoh21:

    I regularly clean the outside of my white shoes, and knowing what I've cleaned OFF them, there's no way I'd ever be caught intentionally wearing ones with HOLES in them! Eww.
  9. by   WDWpixieRN
    I just got a pair from my daughter for use in my second semester of NS....when I went to size them in person, I bought "up" rather than smaller, then bought the special adjustable strap they offer....I bought the shoes in the pearl, but the strap in a bright green (our scrub bottoms are green)...the salesgal said lots of RNs buy various shades of the straps for work...if your scrub pants are long enough, you can't really even see them!!

    The strap helps a lot with the "too small"/"too large"'s got velcro on it....
  10. by   MsLady06
    Quote from RN4NICU
    Not all crocs have holes in the top. The ones without the holes are just as comfortable as the others and are just as professional as any other shoe.
    Yes they are...I dont see why they would not look professional. I do agree the ones with wholes should not be worn to a facility for work.
  11. by   blueiwahine
    I wear Quarx..similar to Crocs...tried every shoe and these are the best...feet never hurt or throb after a 12 hr shift...haven't had a complaint about wearing them yet...but if I did...guess I would have to tell them adios amigos
  12. by   jimthorp
    Quote from S.T.A.C.E.Y
    Why the stipulation on leather shoes? So, according to your policy nurses can't wear running shoes?
    I don't recommend wearing running shoes if you are not running. They are designed for the mechanics of running. Instead, choose a cross trainer or walking shoe.
  13. by   Lovely RN
    Can't live without them.