What are your favorite nursing shoes? - page 2
I know that I saw a thread quite some time ago about this but I can't find it now. I am going to purchase my nursing school uniform next week and I am curious about what type and brand shoes to buy.... Read More
Apr 22, '04Joined: Mar '01; Posts: 622; Likes: 470Quote from mollyrnBirkenstocks are the best! My pair have lasted since 1998, and they still have tons of wear left in them! They were almost $200, but well worth it!I know that I saw a thread quite some time ago about this but I can't find it now. I am going to purchase my nursing school uniform next week and I am curious about what type and brand shoes to buy. We are required to either have "nursing" shoes or white "tennis" shoes. What do you all find to be the best (most comfortable)? Are clogs all they are cracked up to be? I was looking at a pair of Dansko's but they seemes pretty expensive...over $100.00. Any opinions would be greatly appreciated!
Apr 22, '04Joined: Feb '03; Posts: 309; Likes: 33I wore Danskos for years and loved them, but two points to consider. You can't run very well in clogs, or walk backwards comfortably. I have had my clogs fly off when running emergencies to the OR. I wear Merrills now and would not go back to anything else. I had to find them on line, but it was well worth the effort.
Apr 22, '04Occupation: Med Surg/Telemetry Specialty: Telemetry/Med Surg ; Joined: Jan '03; Posts: 8,773; Likes: 1,503Dansko's all the way. On my clinical I always wear my Dansko's Jette. Well worth the money and some fellow students have gotten them as well and find them great. Can't wear clogs but we can wear sneakers--New Balance I find to be great but still not comparable to the Dansko Jette.
Apr 22, '04Occupation: CCU (coronary care); clinical research coordinator-neurology Joined: Jul '02; Posts: 1,088; Likes: 82Birkenstocks killed my feet and legs (though I like to wear them at home, just not for 12 hours).
Danskos were okay, but I turned my ankle in them a lot, not too cushiony.
I LOVE my clog zcoils...they stay on, are quite stable, and have take the pressure off my feet and legs. They took about a week or two to break in, so they definately got more comfortable the more that I work that I wore them! Watch out for iv tubing and barstool type chairs that you can put your feet on...the spring can get stuck (the only downside to the shoes...)
Apr 22, '04Joined: Feb '04; Posts: 287; Likes: 13I currently wea Anywhere's. Best i've tried yet. Bought the expensive Dansko's and it felt like like i had wooden blocks strapped to my feet.
Apr 22, '04Joined: Apr '04; Posts: 738; Likes: 2The best overall nursing shoes are Reebok DMX Walkers, and they come in wide.
It's hard to keep them looking new,though.
JillybeanRNLast edit by cnyrn on Apr 22, '04 : Reason: addendum
Apr 22, '04Occupation: CNS Specialty: 17 year(s) of experience in Critical care ; Joined: Feb '01; Posts: 133; Likes: 16I like SAS shoes I think they are the most comfortable shoe you will every wear....And they aren't too expensive....And they last for a long time.....I also like my New Balance, mainly, cause we have a NB store and they are very good at helping find the right shoe and measuring your feet properly....