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#11 Cattie

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    Posted 18 November 2008 - 06:12 AM

    I'm not quite a nurse, but I am on my feet 8 hours a day! I like Merrells and Clarks, they both make nice shoes for being on your feet.

    #12 Sarah


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      Posted 18 November 2008 - 07:27 AM

      Just another thought on Crocs- once you have a "nasty" spill on those that soaks through to your socks you might think twice! A word of warning if you work on a floor where you're frequently coming in contact with body fluids :) Let's just say been there, done that, won't do it again!

      #13 misstrae76

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        Posted 18 November 2008 - 07:47 AM

        I use to wear croc style shoes but they were so light on my feet that sometimes I wouldn't pick my feet up high enough and I would stumble! Comfy but i would look like a fool sometimes! I use to wear nikes but b/c of the bodily fluids we come into contact with they had to be leather uppers. The last 2 yrs though I have switched to Danskos and they are pretty comfy. They come in tons of different styles and colors. I have the maryjane ones. But remember when you first start wearing them ease into them , they take a while to break in. Bring a different pair of shoes to work and switch em!

        #14 katrina


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          Posted 18 November 2008 - 09:53 AM

          thanks everyone!

          i don't think i'll end up getting her crocs.. although they may be super comfy, and i kind of want some for myself, it's just not really the kind of gift i want to give.. i'm thinking something a little more shoe-like and and with a little more style, kwim?

          i hadn't thought about merrell or clarks, so i'll definitely check those out! anyone have a style they love?

          sarah, do you buy your danskos online or in a store?

          #15 Sarah


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            Posted 18 November 2008 - 04:15 PM

            I always get my Danskos on ebay. I went to a store to try them on the first time, then once I knew what size I wore I've always bought online. If ebay doesn't have the style you're looking for check Zappos.com, they usually have decent prices too.

            I got my latest pair on ebay for $89.99, they're $120+ in the stores.

            #16 FutureMrsLewis

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              Posted 18 November 2008 - 04:30 PM

              Some nursing schools have specific requirements for shoes too. At my school they had to be closed toe, closed heel, completely white, and rubber outsole. So make sure you know if her school has any requirements too. I bought a pair of "Nurse Mates" my first year, and never wore them after my first clinical day lol They're collecting dust in my closet

              #17 JHarwood2Be

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                Posted 18 November 2008 - 05:23 PM

                I have tried on Danskos a few times and I can't get used to them. They are fitted so that the back of the heel moves up and down with your foot as you walk. So they always felt like they were about to fall off. Secondly the arch seems hard to me.
                I have Klogs and they fit like a regular shoe and they have cushioning in the sole, so my arches never hurt. Klogs-ProFoodService
                Just another option if the Danskos don't work for her.
                LOL at the Nurse Mates!!!
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                #18 mpajkos

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                  Posted 18 November 2008 - 08:14 PM

                  I had a pair of merrel's and wore them till they fell apart! They were so comfy. Now I wear C&C Sweeden shoes. You can only get them online but they are SOOOOO comfy and a great arch support.

                  #19 blazn7s

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                    Posted 19 November 2008 - 03:44 AM

                    Hi there, I am an ICU RN, work 12 hour nights...Danskos made my feet cry (with pain) by end of shift - but those who love them, love them. I love Keen - they make my feet cry with JOY :-) And they are cute. Merrells are good, too. Crocs are comfy, but no support (IMHO) and some places won't let you wear them because of the holes (goo gets in them, ugh).

                    Good luck to you and your sis! J

                    #20 blazn7s

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                      Posted 19 November 2008 - 03:46 AM

                      Danskos are an expensive investment, if you're not sure she'll like them. Maybe have her wear whatever you buy her around the house for a few days.

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