Sketchers for clinicals?


I am starting nursing process 1 on Monday and my first clinical day will be on Saturday:yeah: Our school requires all white shoes, which were hard to find since most have some kind of logo in color. I was glad to find the sketchers in all white so I ordered them. I overheard other students talking about these shoes and how they were not designed for all day wear. Does anybody own a pair of shape us for clinicals, and if so, how do you like them?

Has 7 years experience.

there is step up sketchers that most nurses used in the floor. its $100+. i once owned one but it just doesnt fit my feet. im uncomfortable. but most of my co workers suggest it though


1,530 Posts

I wore sketchers for my clinicals and they were great! Some of the nurses in the unit became converts too!

Aside from that...when I am not at my regular job, I wear my sketchers. No problems with all day wear.

Nurse Connie

244 Posts

I see many nurses on the floor wearing them, my professor even wears them! We were required to buy specific Nurse Mates shoes, but otherwise I would get the Sketchers. I've heard they are extremely comfortable!


1,118 Posts

I've seen nurses and aides wearing them. They seem to like them. I've also seem some wear the Reebok Easy Tone.


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Specializes in PICU/NICU/ER.

The Skechers are great...good for your feet and back. I would NOT recommend the Reebok easy-tones. The soles are VERY hard and uncomfortable, Skechers are soft and cushy. I wound up taking the Reeboks back and bought the Skechers. :)


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Thanks guys!:)

I went to foot locker to pick mine up today, my kids and hubby were laughing at my big shoes:clown:

I love them, I'm set for my 12 hr shift:up:


165 Posts

Sketchers are great, but make sure you break them in slowly. You don't want to go into a full shift on your first day wearing them! :lol2:


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those shape ups are soo ugly. sigh. but they do seem comfortable when i tried them. better than the easy tones.


315 Posts

I bought a pair for clinicals - I hope they're comfortable, I haven't worn them yet!

I agree about the Shape-Ups. Blech.


166 Posts

They may be ugly, but they are the best shoes I've ever put on my feet.


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Specializes in Tele RN on the West Coast. Has 13 years experience.
Sketchers are great, but make sure you break them in slowly. You don't want to go into a full shift on your first day wearing them! :lol2:

I agree. I wore them for the 1st time to a 12 hr shift and when I took them off that night, my calves were killing me.

It's a good idea to wear them for a few days for several hours before hand so you can get past the initial leg shock that occurs. Other than that, I love them. They are very comfortable now, even when I work a few 12's in a row.