So, what's on your feet? - page 2

I work with LVN's on a detox unit, and two of them wear these clogs. Now, I am in nursing school and wanted to explore this question..... Are these clogs better than a good pair of Nikes? Or does... Read More

  1. by   nicola
    Another vote for clogs! I do home care, so pound pavement literally, and have plantar fascitis. I used to come home in tears until I discovered the miracle of clogs! I wear them year 'round (except in wet weather in which case I switch to boots most of the time). My fav brands are Easy Spirit and flyflot. I have a pair of the flyflot Love's which I swear by!
  2. by   Dplear
    Sketchers clogs or Rebook UltraLites
  3. by   LilgirlRN
    Nike clogs! available at for 19 bucks...I wore out the first pair and then ordered 2 more! I work in the ER and they stay on my feet even if I have to jump up and run. Eastbay has good prices on all kindsa shoes
  4. by   Q.
    I wear either my Birks or Anywears Clogs. Birk makes a great clog too.
  5. by   night owl
    Everyone is built differently therefore everyone has different preferences. Now I on the other hand wouldn't spend over 50 bucks for a pair of shoes unless they walked by themselves. I bought a pair of Dr. Scholl's sneakers in either Wal Mart or K-Mart and paid 20 bucks. Those are the most comfortable shoes I've ever worn for the money and that's what's on my feet. Ive had them now almost a year and it's soon time to get a new pair. Don't you know that I can't find them! Just my darn luck!
  6. by   kaycee
    I swear by New Balance Cross Trainers. They are supportive and wide enough for my feet and my inserts. They vary in price but are around $60-70.
  7. by   Cascadians
    Nike Air cross trainers.

    Feetsies need all the help they can get.
  8. by   ERNurse752
    I wear Birkenstock Super Birki clogs. Took awhile to get used to, but they're nice and roomy. I work ER, and I've never had a problem with running or other cat-like reflexes.
    I've heard good things about New Balance and Reebox DMX. I don't like Nursemates, and I hate Nike.
    Just my 2 cents!
  9. by   TracyB,RN
    I switch my shoes often. Just an excuse to go buy more LOL
    I had bad luck with Nursemates in the past, but tried on a pair again a few weeks ago & have been wearing the Nursemates Whisper & LOVE IT!!!! I also like Anywear Clogs. They recently came out with a streamlined design.
    For sneakers, I like the Keds with the thicker sole. And it has to be their washable leather.
  10. by   RN-PA
    I love the way clogs look, but because I have to wear orthotics, I need to wear a lace-up shoe. I always buy athletic shoes made for walking and my current shoes are New Balance. I also have a pair of Saucony and usually just try to find any athletic shoe that'll fit my narrow heels and the orthotics. I also look for as plain and white a shoe as possible since I don't care for the wild colors and patterns usually available in athletic shoes and think plain-ish white looks more professional.

    I enjoy walking for exercise and can highly recommend Thorlo walking socks which I also wear to work. They are expensive but wear like iron. The heel and toe are padded and the arch area has extra support. They're also made of acrylic rather than cotton and have great perspiration-wicking ability, something I *ahem* really need.

    If there's anyone who has to wear orthotics but has found an attractive and practical alternative to athletic shoes, I'd like to know about it!
  11. by   rjlrn95
    My preference is Dansko Clogs, white for work and black for winter, 2pr sandal type for summer. Love em!
  12. by   kids
    White leather Keds with the thick sole or Reebok 3/4 high top cross trainers if my foot drop is being bad (I refuse to wear my orthotics). Used to wear Docs but the weight kills my back. Clogs also cause PAINFUL cramps and fasiculations in my feet and legs.
  13. by   deespoohbear
    New Balance!! I have one pair for work that I leave at work, and another pair for home. Absolutely love them!! Tried Nursemates but I wore them out quickly!! New Balance is kind of pricey, but hey if I am going to be on my feet for 12+ hours a day, I going for COMFORT! My husband is a doll about me buying good shoes for my feet. I think everyone has to experiment and find out what works the best for them. Most of my co-workers wear either New Balance, Reebok, or Nike. Not many wear "regular" nurse shoes. I even buy the men's size because of the wider widths. Good luck!!