Once again...shoes - page 2

I've done a few searches for nursing shoes on the boards and I'm not finding the info that I'm looking for. Our program requires "nursing shoes", no sneakers, no clogs. Must have a full back to... Read More

  1. by   FarmgrrlRN
    [QUOTE]Originally posted by Kristi2377

    My second choice, and recommendation for you to consider, is the Cherokee Rocker shoe you mentioned. I've been wearing these for about a year now, along with very thick insoles (I got them at Footaction; I have no idea what brand they are anymore, but they were about 30$ a pair), and my feet absolutely do not hurt. I'm not a skinny girl, mind you, and I not only have long feet (size 11! Ack!) but they're very picky.

    The Rockers are slip-on's, slightly sneaker-styled, but are technically nursing shoes and look very neat and professional, IMO. They are a bit stiff at the lip (which breaks at the bend in your foot/ankle) at first, but it only took about two weeks of regular wear to break the leather down enough to where it was pliable. Just wear thick athletic socks for padding while you're breaking them in and you're set.


    I forgot to mention-we have to wear white hose....no socks! The hose thing sounds a little stupid since we are wearing pants, and not skirts/dresses. I plan on going shopping tomorrow, hose in hand, to see for myself. I'm concerned about $ right now, since I have shelled out a ton of money in the past two weeks for books, fees, and insurance! Hopefully, if I do like the Cherokee Rockers, I can break them in these next two weeks while walking around the house!

    Thanks for everyone's advice!
  2. by   confused101
    I wear a size 11 wide! I really hope that my nursing instructor this fall doesn't push the issue of all white shoes. I love my new balance shoes. The mens last longer though if you have big feet in my opinion. I got a pair of womens and they lasted 6 months compared to at least a year and a half of heavy usage.
  3. by   live4today
    Honey child......you don't need "shoes", you need rollerblades in today's nursing market!

    Okay...I wear Keds and recently a pair of Rockports that my hubby bought for me a couple of months ago. They both feel great, but at the end of the day......I bathe my feet like the queens they are to me cause they've worked SOOOOOOO hard ya know.......then when I wake up in the morning and step foot on the carpeted floor, the bottoms of my feet are initially sensitive to walk on as if they are saying 'pleezzzzzz. don't make me go back there another day...pleeezzzz. :chuckle

    Before your nursing days are over, you'll have the wonderful opportunity of experiencing many pairs of nursing shoes, so why not start out with a pair of Nursemates....that's what I did as a student and they served my tender tootsies quite nicely.
  4. by   Gator,SN
    I just got a new pair of shoes about 2 months ago at the uniform shop. They are called Pothia, (pronounced 'posh' I'm told) they are wonderful!!!! My feet never hurt at the end of the 12 hour day. I had a pair of Rockers and by the end of the day my toes were sore. The shoes were under $50 and I love them.

  5. by   live4today
    Pothias, eh? Guess I'll go check them out and see how they feel on my tired old feet. Thanks!
  6. by   PJMommy
    Jeez...bummer about the hose instead of socks! I have a classmate who swears by the "running" socks you can get at Foot Locker (and similar stores). They have a tight, supporting band around the arch of the foot.

    I have the charming all white, impossible to keep clean New Balance walking shoes - and love them. Have also had good luck with Reebok cross-trainers.

    Good luck in your quest... all feet are different!
  7. by   OnMyWay
    I just got a pair of leather Avia walkers at Costco for $19.99, they sure feel good here at home but does anybody have any experience with Avia's for clinicals?
  8. by   nekhismom
    We also have to have white shoes for clinical, no clogs or sling-backs. I tried Reebok classics for my first semester of clinicals. Although the Reeboks were great for casual wear, my feet were throbbing after a 4 hour shift!!! I bought a pair of Cherokee Rockers Tulip style, and they worked for my second semster of clinicals- that was a light semester for me. Last semester, the Rockers nearly had my feet bleeding after our never ending days in clinical! The best shoes I've ever had are Calzuro. They are clogs, so I can't use them for clinical, but they fit my feet perfectly! I wear a 71/2- 81/2 depending on the shoe, but my feet are wide thanks to lots of relaxin during my pregnancy!! The calzuros support my arch well. I don't like the new balances because they are too tight on my wide feet!
  9. by   nekhismom
    Originally posted by foreverhope
    I just purchased a pair of Z-Coil shoes. They are really strange looking, with a spring in the heel. They are very expensive and very good for your feet. I have major foot pain when I have to be on my feet a lot so I considered it worth the 175.00 investment. I guess you could call it a gift to myself.

    Where can i find some info on these shoes?? They sound like they are exactly what i need!
  10. by   happystudent
    Originally posted by FarmRN2Be

    Our program requires "nursing shoes", no sneakers, no clogs. Must have a full back to the shoe (ie no straps across the back either).

    You want the HONEST TRUTH? I feel Nursing shoes are a big frikkin waste of Money!! Yeah...I said it! Get yourself a good pair of white sneakers!!..........I spent the 100 bucks on my shiny white DANSKOS.......what a waste.......I wear sauconys.......I dont know how "strict" your instructors are... unless they are lifting up you pant leg to see what you wearing.........I dont think it really matters..... take that extra money you saved and treat youself to a foot massage.....
  11. by   foreverhope
    Hope This Helps!!!

  12. by   LuvaNurse04
    I have a pair of Cherokee Rockers also and I love them! The style is called Jasmine. They have survived 3 semesters of 8 hour-a-day clinicals and still going strong as I enter my final semester. They still look fresh too. I've always heard that Nursemates are the absolute worst.
  13. by   Tinker
    I bought SAS nursing shoes. They are dreadfully ugly, but very comfortable. I was determined to toss them out and buy sneakers when I got a job --- only to find out that my job also requires all white shoes!! At least Im getting my moneys worth right?