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How do you clean your nursing shoes?

Hello!

I am currently a nursing student. I'm wondering how you guys clean your nursing shoes? I don't want to bring a lot of hospital microbes back home. Right now I just have a designated place in my house for them but I would like to learn how to clean them effectively without destroying my shoes. I have black Dansko shoes. Thanks in advance!

vintagemother

Specializes in Med-Surg, Psych, Geri, LTC,.

You really should oil your shoes! You can buy leather moisturizer. It will prevent cracks that can occur if you stoop/bend your feet while squatting.

I know that you can use cavi wipes occasionally. I say occasionally because I know that over time, I think they take off the white paint on white leather danskos.

I usually just keep my shoes in the garage or entryway of my home, to avoid tracking in germs.

I've used Lysol to disinfect them when I had c diff / Noro pts.

Hope this helps!

I hope you have a special place for your shoes you use to go to the supermarket, I'll bet it's covered with germs!

Hi! Same as previous posting. I have wipes in my car and flip flops in my trunk. I wipe my shoes after putting on my flip flops and keep them in the trunk. Then I switch when I start the next shift.

vintagemother

Specializes in Med-Surg, Psych, Geri, LTC,.

I hope you have a special place for your shoes you use to go to the supermarket, I'll bet it's covered with germs!

Ah! The voice of reason! Thanks for that reminder, Emergent!

BuckyBadgerRN, ASN, RN

Specializes in HH, Peds, Rehab, Clinical.

My shoes never touch outside. They go in my tote, I put them on at work and take them off before I go home. I'm the Mr. Rogers of shoes!

NurseGirl525, ASN, RN

Specializes in ICU.

I guess I don't ever wear any of my shoes past my front door. I don't wear my shoes on my carpet ever. Thus, no germs. It also keeps your floors nice!!!! I got new carpet 4 years ago and it still looks new.

I never take my nursing shoes into the house. I always leave them in the garage. (I have white Sanita brand.) With that said, when I do clean them I will use a homemade spray of white vinegar and anti-bacterial/anti-viral essential oils.

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