I'll be start my new job as an ICU nurse working 12 hr shifts. I have a pair of white Danskos from nursing school but I feel they are too heavy for me to wear. I use to wear just old sneakers when I worked as a nurse extern...I am looking to invest in some comfortable shoes. Any recommendations?? I'm a size 7 wide if that helps!
I too had to wear those white nursing shoes in school, and finally the instructor noticed I was always walking oddly and explained my feet just cannot get comfortable in those. I tired a couple different pairs and my feet just kill in them!! She finally took me aside and said go buy some whiteish sneakers and I won't tell. Needless to say since them, that is all I wear to nursing jobs are sneakers because they are the only shoe my foot is comfortable in. I can hardly even tolerate dress shoes because my feet end up covered in blisters.
Anyway. Shoes are very dependent on the individual, but I would say find a reasonably priced and comfortable sneaker and wear them. You just can't beat the comfort of a sneaker!
Good luck with the new job!!
I bought a pair of Brooks Glycerins about a year ago. Before that, anything I tried killed my feet. After I made the switch, my feet have loved me! I don't think I'll ever buy another shoe. Plus, they come in some fun colors if your facility allows that.
Good old fashioned white princess Reeboks. I wear them only for work, so they don't wear out quickly and stay nice and white. They are pretty comfortable
I can't stand Danskos, my sister was being sweet and bought me a pair for Christmas so I felt like I had to try them. Well, once was enough because I almost fell out of them and face planted while running to respond to a code in the parking lot. Ha. Wear whatever is comfortable, I personally wear sneakers with good insoles in them. I have worn Adidas Superstars since I was in middle school so I have just continued to wear them for work. I buy a new pair in a different color whenever they need replacing and they live in my garage. I get a lot of comments on them and wiping off blood and other body fluids is pretty easy, which is definitely a bonus.
I have two suggestions. I have bought a couple of reebok flex shoes and I absolutely love them. They are extremely lightweight and fairly cheap at $50-60. The other pair I would recommend is one from the asics brand. There are many types for many different kinds of feet so I would recommend trying on a pair and seeing what works best for you. I just got a pair so it is hard to say how much I will like them in the long term, but the short term experience has been very positive. Just be prepared to spend a bit more for them.
Since I could trip over a painted line, I don't wear clogs. The couple times I have worn them have not been good for my ankles. To that end, I wear 5.11 zip-up tactical combat boots. They are waterproof, steel-toed (great for when you bash your toes on a bed), bloodborne pathogen proof, supportive of my ankles, and comfy AF on those long 12 hour days. They definitely aren't for everyone, but at the end of the day, my feet feel great, my back doesn't hurt, and I'm not limping on a clog-induced sprained ankle.
Okay I swear by my sketchers. I also recently purchased a pair of Allegria shoes but they squeak and I don't care for that.
New balance tends to be wider than Nike. But I do love my Nike RN's.
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