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Spinoff: comfy shoes for healthcare workers?

SaraNoHSaraNoH Posts: 827Registered Users
This thread is a spin-off from http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/non-hair-discussion/146048-your-favorite-comfy-shoes.html
It just jogged my brain!

I'm wondering, what kind of shoes are the healthcare workers of NC wearing?? I'm a student PTA with clinicals starting this semester, and I need comfier shoes pronto. BUT I don't know how I feel about spending a ton of money on shoes that I may one day have to throw away because I get... stuff... on them. Hellooooo hospitals....

Any super sturdy, comfy, maybe even machine washable and not hideous shoes out there for folks like us?! Nurses I'm calling to you!
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  • Like.AustraliaLike.Australia Posts: 2,544Registered Users
    I'm not a nurse, but my mom who was/is, used to swear by danskos: Womens At Work Footwear
  • goldygoldy Posts: 5,455Registered Users
    I used to have a pair of birkis clogs that I loved. I could remove the insole to clean the shoe & replace it when necessary, which saved me money from buying new shoes repeatedly.

    I had (still have just don't wear) the super birki /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.birki.de%2Fshoes%2Fint%2Ffrauen-clogs.html" class="Popup
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  • curlyarcacurlyarca Posts: 8,449Registered Users
    I really liked my birkis and super birkis, too.

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  • Mimi2010Mimi2010 Posts: 189Registered Users
    U are so wrong for posting the link to Birkis. I was in show heaven.


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  • Mimi2010Mimi2010 Posts: 189Registered Users
    U are so wrong for posting the link to Birkis. I was in show heaven. I want all of the shoes.


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  • SaraNoHSaraNoH Posts: 827Registered Users
    the only thing that turns me off of clogs is the lack of backing to the shoes. I wouldn't want my feet slipping out while doing a transfer or basically doing exercises in.
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    Dense, Fine in front Coarse in back, Low porosity
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    Rinse Out: Tresemme Naturals
    Leave In: ^^^^
    Stylers: AIF, Natural Silks Curly Gel
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  • redcelticcurlsredcelticcurls Posts: 17,502Registered Users
    I work retail, not medical, but I love my Alegrias. They do a lot of marketing to the nursing community.

    I get the Paloma style for work because we have to wear closed heel and closed toe at work.


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  • SCGSCG Posts: 5,416Registered Users
    I think you'd be surprised by some clogs... According to my sister (a nurse), her pair (Can't remember the brand at the moment.They're hideous, but so comfortable) stay on just fine, because they fit really well. I'm sure it depends on the shoe, but if they're cut right, it seems like you shouldn't have to worry too much about the shoe slipping off.

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  • lauraloolauraloo Posts: 2,121Registered Users
    Another vote for Danskos. I'm a physical therapist and have had no issues doing transfers, exercises, etc with my patients in these shoes. The patent leather shoes are easy to clean with a clorox wipe... no icky stuff!

    I have three pair :love5: Love them!!
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