shoes - page 2
I have yet to find a real comfortable pair of nursing shoes. I have been wearing Nikes because I have high arches, but I was wondering what everyone else wears. I have heard birkenstocks are good,... Read More
Nov 13, '02Occupation: icu rn Joined: Jun '02; Posts: 985; Likes: 11I have 5 pairs of Anywear clogs in great colors, and Nikes, and a pair of New Balance, all are great..Have been wondering about Z-Coil, they do look weird, but daughters GYN wears them, and swears by them Any of you ever tried them?
Nov 13, '02Occupation: ER nurse Joined: Jul '01; Posts: 168; Likes: 11I just bought a pair of Anna clogs, comparable to Dansko's but lower priced, for work and play (now I do homecare). And I wonder, why in the heck hadn't I gotten these or Dansko's all those years I busted my hump in the ER??? THEY ARE WONDERFUL!
Nov 13, '02Occupation: CNA & RN Student Joined: Oct '02; Posts: 532Reebok DMX - I have flat feet and these shoes work well for me
Nov 14, '02Joined: Mar '01; Posts: 2,730; Likes: 602I have a pair of Dansko Professional Clogs that I paid 115 bucks for and I don't really like them at all. I much prefer my Plastic AnyWears Clogs!
Nov 14, '02Occupation: a just a nurse contemplating the nature of my career..... Joined: Oct '01; Posts: 2,344; Likes: 21I went out and did it. Bought myself nursing shoes. Actual dang nab nursing shoes..... Clog-eze......
they rock, support my old feet and are so very comfortable.......
home again, now back to my bare feet.....but these Clog-eze do the #, I am spoiled
Nov 15, '02Joined: Jan '02; Posts: 1,614; Likes: 2Lol, when I think of clog, i think of a wooden block tired to an animals feet to keep it in place. Lol, I want to try a clog, is it only for women? It's designed for a woman's foot? ope i'm not out of place asking.
Yesterday, in class, three other students were passing around this hand cream. So I asked if I could try it. The student barked at and embarrassed me saying "No! It's only for women." I can't think where I would try to hoard hand cream, and then to embarrass me like that. Yet, women do it. Mario got chumped, for all my hand washing and dry hands. Thank you.
Women, get overit.. Men get dry hands, and have similiar integumentary.sys like women. Heck, even sons donate kidneys to moms, etc. So if a fellow student nurse asks for hand cream, lend it w/o the bs. We all wash our hands a million phreaking times, okay!
Nov 15, '02Occupation: travel nurse - ob Specialty: OB ; Joined: Jul '01; Posts: 3,170; Likes: 4,503I wear Easy Spirit walkers because they are one of the few brands I can order in the size to fit my feet. I wear a 6 1/2 E width (short and wide just like the rest of me). Usually have to special order even these. SAS also comes in WW width. I can't even wear birkenstocks because they are too narrow! The sides of the footbed curve up into the sole of my foot.
Mario - if you want to make fun of the females and their silly notions, get yourself some Cornhuskers Lotion and tell them it's for men only!
Nov 15, '02Occupation: Nursing student Joined: Nov '02; Posts: 389; Likes: 10I have big feet (11M) and moderately high arches. When I worked as a veterinary technician (think CNA, but with even lower pay, longer hours, and your patients not only pee on you but shed on you too), I wore Dansko Professional clogs. They're expensive (about $100), but so worth it, and they hold up really well. Birkenstocks really aren't that fabulous, especially if your foot doesn't quite conform to the 'mold' of the footbed.
I also love Modellista clogs, which are made with that Tempurpedic foam stuff, but the only place I've found to buy them is shoebuy.com. Also I have a pair of Nurse Mates that are OK, and New Balance makes some really great lace-up shoes in all sorts of bizarre sizes--perfect for me. I moonlighted as a salesgirl at a shoe store on weekends my first year of college, so I learned which brands people come back for--New Balance is one of those brands (so is SAS, but they never worked for me).
Nov 15, '02Occupation: RN Joined: Aug '01; Posts: 2,276; Likes: 42I have a pair of Cherokee Rockers, the slip on kind. These have a heel in them...I love not having to tie my shoes a million times a shift.....I also am really fond of New Balance...best athletic shoe IMHO...
Nov 15, '02Occupation: travel nurse - ob Specialty: OB ; Joined: Jul '01; Posts: 3,170; Likes: 4,503As for retying shoes - I bought those silly looking elastic spiral shoelaces - adjust and tie one time, then slip shoes on and off. They are great if your feet tend to swell during the shift (and whose don't?) I've also bought them for relatives with arthritis - no struggling to tie shoes with arthritic fingers, or even bending over to put them on.
Nov 15, '02Occupation: staff nurse med/surg Joined: Nov '02; Posts: 346; Likes: 3Where can you buy these SAS and Merrill shoes you all are talking about?
Nov 17, '02Occupation: a just a nurse contemplating the nature of my career..... Joined: Oct '01; Posts: 2,344; Likes: 21a clog? a clog-eze......... :-)
don't have a clue about 'em, except i luv mine.....
but the -eze part for me is
my clogs have a back on them.....
very very comfortable and designed with being on your feet all the time.....
beats my dollar general tennis shoes hands down.......
ROFLMAO............us women do do some funny stuff....to share the hand cream or not to .........
share the hand cream........ :O
back to shoes.....in straight street shoes for the last three days.....or bare feet........no work.....:-)
Nov 17, '02Occupation: med/surg RN Joined: Oct '02; Posts: 84i wear "anywear clogs." they're extremely comfortable and they come in like 15 different colors at tafford.com incase you don't want conventional white shoes