my clinical attire regulations state: white regulation nursing shoes
are to be worn with a closed toe and heel. no sandals, clogs, patent leather or canvas shoes are permitted.
ok i was hoping i could wear a new pair of all white nb sneakers as they are the only ones that don't make my plantar fasciitis flare up because i can get a wide width.
what do you recommend? i need something that gives the support my heels need but aren't ugly either. thanks in advance!
May 16, '07
Wrapping up my very last year of nursing school and I have found that Danskos have gotten me comfortably through all of my clinicals. I work the night shift as a CNA in a hospital and I wear them to work as well. Heck I loved them so much I bought different colors so I could wear them when I go grocery shopping and/or run errands. When buying them, you are supposed to make sure there is enough space in the shoe so that you can fit your pinkie between the heel and the back of the shoe (this is so you can rock back and forth in the shoe while standing, and it lessens any back discomfort because it provides a good support for your arches). I recommend this shoe
because it looks cute, and it's closed toe and heal (so you can walk fast without the shoe coming off and at the same time if anything drips on your foot your toes are protected). Yes it is leather, but it's not patent leather (which is that shiny stuff) and they run a little over $110 but I think it is an investment. My feet and my back don't hurt by the time I get home, and they work especially well with some knee high support hose. Real easy to clean as well. Good luck!
Last edit by nightshifter415 on May 16, '07