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Old 10-02-2007, 02:17 PM
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I wear a pair of adidas running shoes that I couldn't wear for "running." They're pretty good. I throw them in the wash w/ my scrubs once every month or two (when I can't stand the smell anymore).
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Old 10-11-2007, 12:59 AM
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I had my first clinical yesterday, and I wore my crocs specialists. They are the new version of crocs made for restaurant workers, nurses, people on their feet all the time. Honestly, I love crocs but my heels were hurting within 2 hours of being at the long term care facility. I am now thinking of making the leap to Danskos...gulp. Never spent that much on shoes in my life!!! But it's probably worth it....
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Old 10-11-2007, 04:28 AM
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You are so right Caroline. If there is one thing a nurse needs to invest in then it is her (or his) shoes.
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Old 10-11-2007, 09:57 AM
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Amen to that. Now, just to confuse things up a bit more, I know some people who swear by Z-coils (http://www.zcoil.com/) they are the funniest/ugliest looking shoes I've ever seen, but several of the nurses/NAs, etc who wear them swear by them for relief of foot pain, back pain, and tendencies to pronate. If you're interested, and there's a store near you, find out about return policies because they are not for everyone. My partner bought a pair, brought them back to be adjusted several times, and they never worked for her. They bought them back w/o a bit of protest.
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Old 01-02-2008, 12:57 PM
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I just bought a pair of Crocs because I was badgered into it by my fellow co-workers! I have to admit, they are wonderful. My hips and knees don't ache and my feet don't hurt. They look like they have absolutely no support at all, but they must have something because I really like them. I don't know how long a pair will last but they only cost $30.00 and I usually spend close to $90 for the Reebox Comfort Walkers that I wear.

I'm even thinking about buying my father a pair to wear around the house. He's a diabetic and I'm thinking these shoes would be perfect for him.
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Old 01-02-2008, 01:18 PM
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I wear the Dansko professionals. They've been daily shoe for years.

Recently, I've noticed some calf tightness and aching at the end of the day...might not be shoe related though. I'm definitely going to check out the other shoes suggested in this thread.
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Old 01-02-2008, 06:46 PM
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AHHHHH CROCS. They are beach wear (or surg) not professional wear. I have seen one nurse get sent home to change her shoes as they did not follow uniform policy (I like to think its because they are ugly).

I have had sore hamstrings and heels after a few of my early shifts (last year). My physio said that it was because I was not stretching enough before work. I now ride to work and have no troubles.
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Old 01-02-2008, 09:31 PM
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I wear a pair of sneakers by a company that is part of Clarks...privo. http://www.zappos.com/n/p/dp/20319746/c/655.html I got them at the clark's outlet for quite a bit less. I know that many of the nurses/CRNAs I work with are turning to those z-coil shoes. They are funny looking, but when more and more people wear them it's less weird...Crocs have the inherent flaw of the holes on the top...they were really comfy but ultimately not enough support. I used to live in my Danskos...and they last for a really long time.
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Old 01-03-2008, 03:27 PM
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Not all the Crocs have holes in them now; and some of them even have backs.
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Old 01-03-2008, 09:18 PM
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I have had sore hamstrings and heels after a few of my early shifts (last year). My physio said that it was because I was not stretching enough before work. I now ride to work and have no troubles.
Thanks, PJ. I stretch my back twice a day, and I'll add my legs to the queue.
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