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Tracey59

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Fri Apr 19, 2013 8:04 pm

Hi guys

I am going on placement in June.  Want to get a good pair of shoes (that is if I get Ausstudy...12 weeks and still no decision).  I looked at a pair of Planet shoes.  Suzy - a nice flat, and Beau almost flat and have are rather stylish

Just wondering if anyone has an opinion on there comfort and what would be the better one long term.  I would expect as a quality leather shoe that they would last well.

All the "shoe" messages I could find on the forum were a couple of years old.  Nurses Only don't have shoes listed anymore.  So am hoping I can get some help with up to date thoughts and opinions on the best Nursing Shoes.

Thanks

Tracey

Lilibeth

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Apr 20, 2013, 08:24 am

Hi Tracey,

I'm currently working at the nursing home for more than two yrs now and in my first year of Bachelor of Nursing. Mostly all the nurses or carers that I worked with uses Portland rocker shoes and it works for me too.Working in the nursing home, you're always at your feet all the time and you need a good shoes that worth a cent. I strongly recommended Portland Rocker or any Rocker shoes..you can buy it at the Willams shoes store.

Good luck to your placement soon and enjoy it!

MissyA

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MissyA
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Apr 20, 2013, 10:36 am

Hi there. Good subject! I have tried many different shoes over the years and have learnt to stick with what works for me: regardless of price/fashion/brand etc.  

I love Hush Puppies Classic Walker. Cost around $109 delivered (free) from ebay and they last a good 6-8 months of hard walking. They easily have room for orthotics which I have to also wear (thanks to plantar fasciitis from walking!). Brilliant! I just order online (now I have been fitted and know the size I want) and they get shipped to my door - no hassle!! Good luck: consider seeing a podiatrist for orthotics also to help prevent foot problems in the future due to the nature of the job. 

http://www.hushpuppies.com.au/classic-walker-58.html

lainey

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Apr 20, 2013, 05:49 pm

I recommend Nurse Mate shoes from www.enurse.com.au  very comfy even after being on your feet for hours.  Good quality.  

Tracey59

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Apr 20, 2013, 08:00 pm

Hi Lainey

What style do you have WHITE stitching!

Uni seems pretty strict on our uniform.

But I think I'd like to get some Nurse Mates.  Might run the picture past Placement people before i order.  But not sure which style to order.

Tracey

mummy2six

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May 10, 2013, 01:47 pm

PORTLAND are VERY comfy for nursing :-)

Tracey59

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May 10, 2013, 05:36 pm

Thanks so much girls.

No one in Lismore sells Portland Rockers.  And costs too much to drive up the coast to see if I could get some.  Was a bit hesitant to buy online, as if they needed exchanging, I might not receive them in time.

Went with a pair of Planet (or might be Planet One) Style Suzy.  They are sooooo comfortable.  Having been wearing to uni, on and off, as I thought they might need breaking in.  NOPE.  Great from day one.  And have really good arch support built in.  Which was a bonus as I usually have to buy orthotics to get a good arch support.

We are only on Placement for one week.  So won't be able to give feedback on their long term comfort till I do a more extended Prac.  THINK our PEP 2 is three weeks, so that should be a good trial.

Tracey

streem26

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Dec 30, 2016, 07:33 am

As a former long distance runner I applied my simple shoe philosophy to nursing.Buy a high quality shoe and replace them often. I prefer http://jonsguide.org/best-top-nike-free-trainer-5-0-reviews/ Now this all depends on how far you walk in an average shift with the average being 3-5 miles. Most shoes are designed for running so if you are only walking in them the will last a little longer. Most shoes should be replaced every 300-500 miles so only walking will lean them towards a longer life (400-500 miles). So if you work 12 hour shifts full time you should be replacing your shoes at least twice a year. If you chose to buy running shoes you can also usually find good deals on last seasons designs/colors and get great shoes for half price or less.

Bane

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Mar 21, 2017, 10:27 pm

Yes it’s important for a nurse to select shoes packed with style and comfort. So she can walk all day long without sore feet. I prefer dickies

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