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Old 09-17-2007, 10:04 PM
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On the subject of Crocs...I just came across this:

Crocs Vs Escalators


Please read if your kiddos wear them!
Wow, I had no idea about that! That is very crazy. I have a pair of Crocs and they are extremely comfy! I wore them when I went on vacation in Asia last summer and everyone kept staring at them. Of course, they all probably thought I was crazy for wearing something so weird looking, haha.
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Old 09-17-2007, 10:51 PM
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I wear Quarks. They are really comfy and when they get dirty you just slip the insole out and wash them. I wear them in the OR and if I get gunk on them I pour perioxide over them in the dirty utility sink and they are as white as can be!
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Old 09-19-2007, 11:47 AM
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I wear Quarks. They are really comfy and when they get dirty you just slip the insole out and wash them. I wear them in the OR and if I get gunk on them I pour perioxide over them in the dirty utility sink and they are as white as can be!
I really think that is a reason why so many nurses were Crocs or Dankos (sorry if I spelt it wrong!). They can just throw them in the sink/tub, wash/clean them and they can just dry easily. Really handy and very smart since who knows how many germs are still on my Nikes!
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Old 09-21-2007, 07:12 PM
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I've worn Reebok Comfort Walkers since I started nursing. I wore one other brand once and gave them away to my daughter to play around in. My working shoes are the most expensive shoes I own and I wouldn't trade them for the world........however, I've never heard of these "Dankos" shoes
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Old 09-21-2007, 08:33 PM
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MyOwnWoman - you can take a look at Dansko nursing shoes at this website:

http://www.nursesdirect.com/dansko/

They are very popular shoes, but I would stick to my shoes for now. However, I think KathiLDRN's method is awesome for cleaning shoes! I know my Nike's would take a while to dry, so maybe that's why nurses were Crocs, etc.
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Old 09-23-2007, 02:22 PM
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Or go directly to the Dansko site to see all their shoes, as well as how they are constructed: http://www.dansko.com/

I think that's what makes them so comfortable is how they're constructed. The professionals are the ones that I think are both the most unique in terms of clogs and the most comfortable. I love the arch support they give as well as the way they cushion your feet.
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Old 09-23-2007, 06:27 PM
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At first I thought that Crocs were fantastic. I had a pair of the "professional" ones--with the drainage holes at the side and no holes on top. But then my feet started hurting. Not just when I was working. More of a plantar fasciitis type of thing. I don't know if the Crocs caused this, or if it just exacerbated something that was already going on... but they are now on the bottom of my closet. I picked up a pair of "Clarks" sneakers (might just be a Canadian brand of shoes) and my feet are getting better. I am going to take a look at trying some Dansko's for my next pair of shoes. Especially at how everyone on here raves about them so much!
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Old 09-23-2007, 07:17 PM
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I think a few of my classmates have Clarks sneakers. They did say they were extremely comfy too. I'm not too sure if they're Canadian, but I have heard of them.

Wow, I didn't know there were Danskos in Canada, thanks for the link Marachne. If I have time, I might swing by one of the stores and take a look.
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Old 09-24-2007, 07:34 PM
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Jess, thanks for the link. I like a back on my shoe and the Crocs don't seem to supply that very often. My next pair of shoes may just be those Danskos (if I knew how to spell them.)
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Old 09-25-2007, 12:06 AM
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We are required to wear leather enclosed shoes while on the wards. I have only seen one nurse wearing Crocs and they looked strange when no one else was wearing them (she was wearing a skirt). I'm sure they are more suited for OR and scrubs.

My shoes are just Windsor Smith dress shoes that I had when I was a waiter. I find that a good pair of socks really makes the shoes more comfortable. Cotton, business, 'pillow feet' by Bonds are my favs.
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