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Old 09-16-2007, 11:15 PM
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Hi all! I was just wondering what kind of shoes do you wear when working? I know a lot of people wear the Crocs! Yes, I know they are comfy, but I wouldn't really wear them at the hospital. I think there are other ones like clogs or something where there are no holes?

I remember last year when I was starting clinical, I had no clue what shoes to buy! In the end, I bought these Nike ones and they are absolutely fantastic and super comfy!
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Old 09-17-2007, 12:44 AM
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I think mine are Nike's. Or Reeboks. One of the two. Lots of nurses that I work with wear New Balance. Those never fit me right, though.
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Old 09-17-2007, 04:53 AM
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I wear Nike right now. I do have a pair of crocs, but I don't prefer to wear them to work in. I find that the toes catch a lot on the floors and almost trip me. Also, I like ankle support and they have none. So my crocs are house shoes and work wonderfully for that. I know a lot of colleagues also wear the Dansko's, but I haven't tried them even though they swear by them too. I guess I am a little too cheap to fork out 100 bucks for a pair of shoes. Bad enough I have to do it for my teenage son.
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Old 09-17-2007, 07:45 AM
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I swear by the danskos. Didn't like them at first but then realized they are the only shoes that can still feel okay after 13 hours. I wore crocs when I was prego cause my feet were so damn big.
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Old 09-17-2007, 12:46 PM
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Danskos all the way! I have about a dozen pair--when they get too old to reheel they become garden shoes. Super comfy, great support, lots of colors, and many stores will give a professional discount if you show your license (or student ID I think). Living in a no shoe household, I like the slip on/off aspect (also good for the airport), and that they have a back.

And now they have these really cute ones that I wear for non-work occasions that are on the same sole as the professionals--unfortunately, I don't seem to be able to wear ones on the other soles: http://www.dansko.com/Product_Detail...30202&VID=1817

As for crocs, I know people find them comfortable, but I just don't like the idea of shoes with holes at work! (I know they make solid ones now, but I still like having a shoe that I know will hold up for at least a year.
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Old 09-17-2007, 01:44 PM
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Wow... I think you guys just might sell me on these Dansko's.
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Old 09-17-2007, 02:02 PM
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Geena,

Just be sure to buy them someplace where they know how to fit them to your foot.

The important thing is that the arch is in the right place. They may feel a little bit loose, esp. in the back, but you get used to that.
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Old 09-17-2007, 04:18 PM
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The shoes I have are the Nike Dart IV and they are extremely comfortable! I love them and they're super light to carry around.

In the end, it really is your feet and only you will know which shoes work for you.
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Old 09-17-2007, 08:27 PM
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I wear any brand of tennis shoe to work. I know that most people have a favorite brand, but not me. I wear just about any type of good tennis/running shoe that I can find on sale.
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Old 09-17-2007, 08:56 PM
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I love Crocs! I've only just started wearing them since I'm in a clinic/office atmosphere now. I don't think I would have worn them at the hospital. I wore New Balance when I worked there.

On the subject of Crocs...I just came across this:

Crocs Vs Escalators


Please read if your kiddos wear them!
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