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Tracey59

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Fri Apr 19, 2013 9:04 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, 08:54 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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Apr 20, 2013, 11:06 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, 06:19 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, 08:30 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

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May 10, 2013, 02:17 pm

PORTLAND are VERY comfy for nursing :-)

Tracey59

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May 10, 2013, 06:06 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, 08:03 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, 10:57 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

melina675

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Jun 02, 2021, 03:51 pm Last edited Jun 02, 2021, 03:51 pm update #1

Hey mate, I know how difficult is to find leather shoes that are comfortable and stylish, Indeed leather shoe is tougher and lasts longer but they are not much comfortable as compare to other sports and casual shoes and of course, they are expensive, but you don't have to worry I know store which is very popular in the shoe industry for their leather shoe quality and comfortable, I'm talking about Stacy Adam shoes I used their shoes for past 2years and believe me it's still in good condition and still soo comfortable especially for daily usage, and you get a discount with free shipping by using Stacy Adams coupons and promo codes.

modified: Wednesday 02 June 2021 3:52:54 pm - melina675

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