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Shoes with Wheels! Would you want to try them?

Specializes in Emergency. Has 2 years experience.

Tonight at the grocery store, this young kid sailed past me down one of the aisles (rows?) wearing a pair of shoes with little wheels in the bottom. And it got me thinking.....what if??? The kid was really in control with these shoes on, stopping, starting, turning, etc. And when she had to help her mom push the cart out to the lot, just popped the little wheels back into the bottom of the shoes, and they were like regular shoes again. Just for laughs, anyone actually seen nurse try to wear these in the hospital? Would you ever want to try them? Could you imagine how much easier it could be on your knees? Do you think it would actually be allowed? LOL, it makes me laugh to just think about zipping up and down the halls from the nursing station with one push off. :roll

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Marie_LPN, RN, LPN, RN

Specializes in 5 yrs OR, ASU Pre-Op 2 yr. ER.

Boy that title had me thrown for a second there.

I've had more than one kid zip out in front of my grocery cart.

I don't think wheeled shoes would make work for me any easier.

PANurseRN1

Specializes in Day Surgery/Infusion/ED.

Dear God, don't give admin. any ideas!

OOPS! Title Should Read Shoes!! Tonight at the grocery store, this young kid sailed past me down one of the aisles (rows?) wearing a pair of shoes with little wheels in the bottom. And it got me thinking.....what if??? The kid was really in control with these shoes on, stopping, starting, turning, etc. And when she had to help her mom push the cart out to the lot, just popped the little wheels back into the bottom of the shoes, and they were like regular shoes again. Just for laughs, anyone actually seen nurse try to wear these in the hospital? Would you ever want to try them? Could you imagine how much easier it could be on your knees? Do you think it would actually be allowed? LOL, it makes me laugh to just think about zipping up and down the halls from the nursing station with one push off. :roll

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Doubt those wheeled sneakers would be allowed. Think about how you would fair on a freshly mopped floor. Those sneakers don't have stoppers like the old school rollerskates!! I think if you are worried about your knees, ZCoils would be a safer alternative.

I see more and more signs in stores that say kids can't skate with them in the store.

Plus I read somewhere a few months back that these shoes are causing injuries in kids.

I personally think they look kind of stupid.

Marie_LPN, RN, LPN, RN

Specializes in 5 yrs OR, ASU Pre-Op 2 yr. ER.

One of our ortho docs calls them "a change of pace" from the usual reasons kids get hurt.

jschut, BSN, RN

Has 20 years experience.

I think they are adorable, and would get a pair for myself (but probably be too chicken to wear them to work!) LOL!

But then again, I rollerblade in the summer months too!

P_RN, ADN, RN

Specializes in ORTHOPAEDICS-CERTIFIED SINCE 89. Has 30 years experience.

I skate well too, but I don't think the hospital is exactly the place to go tooling around on wheels. Can't you see having to push a code cart? Push-you go backwards, push again, you go further backwards.

jschut, BSN, RN

Has 20 years experience.

LOL! Wouldn't that be a sight?

PANurseRN1

Specializes in Day Surgery/Infusion/ED.

Can you imagine all the Wokman's Comp. claims this would generate?

S.T.A.C.E.Y, LPN

Specializes in Emergency. Has 2 years experience.

I skate well too, but I don't think the hospital is exactly the place to go tooling around on wheels. Can't you see having to push a code cart? Push-you go backwards, push again, you go further backwards.

Well that was my first thought when I saw them.....then the kid just clicked the wheels back into this little hidden pocket, and they were like regular shoes again.

Anyways, I know that they would never actually be accepted in a hospital setting, but just the thought of wearing them gave me a little giggle.

caroladybelle, BSN, RN

Specializes in Oncology/Haemetology/HIV.

Doubt those wheeled sneakers would be allowed. Think about how you would fair on a freshly mopped floor. Those sneakers don't have stoppers like the old school rollerskates!!

Given that some moron of a single parent brought her three children into the ER - all three wearing said skate shoes - and let them skate, scream and fall all over the place, I don't think much of them. Of course the three kids were the patients, and were healthy enough to annoy the heck out of the rest of us.

do they come with training wheels?

I really want a pair of these shoes!!

I wouldn't wear them to work though, lol.

BJLynn

Specializes in DD, Geriatrics, Neuro.

I think I would accidentally kill myself with these things.

What a funny visual that would be, seeing professionals zip around the office on wheeled shoes, and (jokingly) can you imagine the way a workman's comp claim would work when a nurse was injured on the job due to their unique shoe?

I saw a couple kids wheeling around WalMart in their Heelies a while back- I hadn't seen them before and thought they were really cool (in fact, I believe my exact words to DH were "ooh! me likey me wanty). And did in fact have a brief vision of myself wearing them at work, but that would be a disaster, lol! So I guess I'll stick with my Danskos.

WoosahRN, MSN, RN

Specializes in PICU. Has 10 years experience.

They would probably give us more work if we were zipping around so fast! Haha.

ICRN2008, BSN, RN

Specializes in Infection Preventionist/ Occ Health. Has 5 years experience.

I'm not terribly uncoordinated, but I have a feeling that I would go crashing into a wall or an IV pole at some point. Better just to walk the old-fashioned way!

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