Clogs vs sneakers vs walking shoes, which one? - page 2

I have been offered and accepted a position in an ICU unit. My sneakers from school are wrecked at this point and I need to get something that will be supportive and comfy yet light. I am looking... Read More

  1. by   DroogieRN
    I love my Danskos for standing but I worked Tele and sometimes walked 12 miles in a day, and they're heavy. I alternate between my Nike Shox and another pair of Asics running shoes. Whatever shoe I wear (except the Danskos) has some kind of Dr. Scholl's insert for support.
    Last edit by DroogieRN on Apr 17, '12 : Reason: Spelling
  2. by   Aurora77
    I wear Skechers (spelling? I had a loooooong night, so I'm not sure I could spell my own name at this point) running shoes. They're very light and my feet seem to love them. Before that I had a pair of Reebok running shoes that I wore out, I loved them so much. You'll probably have to try a few different kinds and see what you like.
  3. by   subee
    Dansko makes a canvas clog.. Heaven.
  4. by   applewhitern
    I have worked at facilities which did not actually ban a clog-type shoe, but highly discouraged them. They said studies had shown that people were more likely to fall (such as when running to a code, pushing a crash-cart, etc.) than with a closed shoe. I wear only closed shoes, never a clog or anything with an open back. I get a lot more support that way. I also buy my nursing shoes (or tennis-type shoes) in a half-size larger than I wear. I spent years of achy feet, after a 12 to 16 hour day, but vanity wouldn't let me buy a bigger shoe! Now, I never have any type of foot pain, and realize the extra size makes all the difference.
  5. by   pedorthist
    I live in my clogs! The SIKA closed back clogs are comfortable on my feet and they are wide enough for me. Their rocker sole helps me walk comfortably the long shifts I get. The open back ones are comfortable too and they are for home use. They are not allowed at work due to workplace regulations.
    If you need orthotics, a good walking shoe is the second choice - one that is easily cleaned and is without a lot of seams where biological fluids can wind up.
  6. by   lcclark
    I have worn Dansko clogs for many years and have recently tried a new brand called Akesso and was pleasantly surprised. The Akesso mule style clog is incredibly comfortable, supportive and very light weight. The first day I wore them, my feet felt great with no leg fatigue. They are more professional looking than sneakers and are waterproof for an added bonus. I highly recommend giving them a try.
  7. by   Pneumothorax
    Nike Free Run 2.0!

    Light as air, and super comfy. However if available on your unit wear the bootie covers so u don't get mystery fluids on them lol
  8. by   hiddencatRN
    I've had dansko clogs and Nike court shoes. The danskos take about a week to break in- they're really uncomfortable around 8 hours of wear at first. After they broke in, they're consistently comfortable all shift...except they don't breathe. I definitely notice that my feet stink more with them than with sneakers. They give height, which is nice....but that means that my standard sized scrub bottoms often look too short with them. The Nikes were great- comfy, breathable, cheaper. I added Dr. Schol's inserts to make them even more supportive. Overall, I think I do like the danskos better, I just wish they had better airflow.
  9. by   actonbell
    You should definitely go for clogs. They are really comfortable and can be worn for long duration. Plus, they are quite suited for nurses and I've noticed many sporting and preferring them over other options.