So, what's on your feet? - page 4

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   ERDIVA2B
    I used to work in a Level 1 Trauma Center and we all wore Super Birki's Clogs. I have never lost one or anything , the navy's work well with blood and betadine stains, cant see 'em!

    My feet have since rebelled and need a more supportive shoe since I have skinny feet with high arches, the trick is arch support to get rid of that shooting cervical soreness and back pain after a 12 hour shift. I love my New Balance 607's they are almost all white white a bit of navy so school doesn't get mad. They are so supportive and my feet don't hurt anymore!

    Skechers hurt my feet, but my friend loves them since she has flat feet and works well on her.
    I guess you must find a shoe that fits your feet!

  2. by   deniseS
    Hi, Recently I discovered online at, a great pair of shoes. The brand name is by Merrill. They come in mens and womens. They are very comfortable. Denise
  3. by   PhantomRN
    I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE my Dansko Rockers. They have a hard rubber sole and leather uppers. They are not a clog they are a slip on. Like was stated above they should fit slightly loose at the heel, but I have never been able to walk out of them no matter how fast I was moving.

    They are a little pricey at 100.00+ (depending on where you get them) but worth it. I have had mine for a little over 2 years and they still look new.
  4. by   Teshiee
    I love clogs but unfortunately they are not all created equally. I bought Birkenstock very expensive and eventually you have to keep them maintenance or they will hurt your feet to high heaven. Not too long ago I went to a scrub tent sale at Ontario mills Rancho Cucamonga, CA came across some plastic clogs, called everywears! Ooh my feet just feel like they are on a cushion of air. No more sore achy feet! I literally tossed my Birkeys to the side. Expensive shoes doesn't mean quality all the time they were only 45$ a pair which isn't bad, compared to 100 + with some clog brands. I wear them everywhere if I could wear them to a formal function I would. I know some facilities won't allow you to wear clogs because of a safety issue. I love clogs shoes are too confining for me. Whatever works I say go for it!
  5. by   CelticNurse
    Personally, I swear by my Adidas Superstars (the one's with the shell-toes). I have various pairs and I am not alone at my place of work.

    It seems that the Nike/Adidas/Reeboks are outnumbering the clogs by about 9:1 at my unit. Don't know why, but it is like a fashion parade on morning report.....
  6. by   tcolleen
    I have a friend who works in OR, and she swears this story is true:

    The surgery had just begun, and the surgeon had asked for some instruments that were not already out on the table. She was moving quickly, and somehow stepped out of her clog. Well, she not only stepped out of it--she launched it. Clear across the OR and on to the back table (full of sterile instruments, I might add!) Obviously, the surgeon was not amused, but he fortunately didn't say much. It was a good thing the patient was already anesthetized, or I doubt he'd have been too pleased, either. Somehow the surgery continued without further incident, but I do notice this particular nurse no longer wears clogs!

    I myself prefer athletic-type shoes, but I can't say I've found podiatric nirvana. That's why I'm reading this thread.
  7. by   nurs4kids
    Only New Balance for me! Tried Nikes (wore them for years prior to nursing), tried Skeechers, tried clogs. Went back to New Balance; they just can't be beat!
  8. by   Navy1Nurse
    I am a big fan of the Black PROF Birki's (clogs)..
    I was one who always said I would never wear clogs, but after trying these my feet no longer hurt after a 12 hour shift in the NICU ...
    I started out wearing sneakers, Reebok and I also tried NIKE but my feet and legs would always be killing me, no more...

  9. by   LadyNASDAQ
    I buy these really inexpensive white sneakers in K Mart and WalMart that have those velcro straps. About $11/pair. I have worn shoes costing over $100/pair and my feet were absolutely killing me working in ICU which is where I work 12 hour shifts.

    Now I know that each person is different but style is not paramount with me, comfort is. For $50, buy a good 4 pairs and I switch off between 2 or 3 pairs s that I'm not wearing the same shoes every day.

    My feet never hurt and I can adjust for comfort. My heel spurs never act up since I switched to these shoes and Nike and all the other expensive stores aren't gauging my wallet.

    As for comfort in uniforms, WalMart out here in Fort Lauderdale has the most comfortable uniforms, ever with a decent price tag. I can afford the best but the best is not what we are led to believe. I need comfort, I need to know that if I want to work overtime I can without hesitation. I don't look at what people wear on their feet and I am smart enough to know not to always go woth brand names. I put the difference in investments and save for my retirement.
  10. by   CelticNurse
    Originally posted by LadyNASDAQ
    I am smart enough to know not to always go woth brand names. I put the difference in investments and save for my retirement.
    ......Hmm, saving for your future. Very laudable, I'm sure and fair play to you but I guess that I will remain shallow and stick with my labelled goods, thanks.
  11. by   eventsnyc

    Thank you for your info! I went to Kmart to try on shoes today, met a few nurses there. They recommended the laced-up white shoes with padded insoles. Have you tried them? If you have, would appreciate if you could tell me what do you think of them!

    Best wishes, Christina
  12. by   ikimiwi
    just finished 2 12's in the ED.....with my new "Klogs". like walking on cushions. Lots of foot problems so usually live in New Balance, but thes are great. Cant wait to order another pair!
  13. by   casperbjs
    I like SAS shoes. I use to have trouble with my feet hurting so bad after working. Since I switched to SAS, no more trouble! They're not the prettiest shoes, but very comfortable!