What is the best shoe for surgery rotation?

  • Dansko clogs

    Votes: 40 40.8%
  • Merrill jungle moc

    Votes: 14 14.3%
  • Clark's clogs

    Votes: 3 3.1%
  • Birkenstock professional clogs

    Votes: 5 5.1%
  • Running shoe

    Votes: 24 24.5%
  • Other

    Votes: 12 12.2%

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strongboy2005

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Hey just putting up a poll to see what you all think is the best shoe for surgery rotation.
 

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Do the Dansko Professional shoes look good with dress pants?
 

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Do the Dansko Professional shoes look good with dress pants?
I wear them. I have some girlier, nicer looking ones, but I still will wear the snake skin ones with dress pants as well. For me, comfort is the priority when I'm working. As a student, I have enough working against me already.

There are some that are less "dressy" looking though, like the oiled clogs that probably wouldn't look very good with professional clothes.
 
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The Dansko shoe (the professional, I believe) looks pretty good with dress slacks and isn't a "clog" so it goes over a little better. Those + double socks + ibuprofen got me through well.
 

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Switch b/w danskos and running shoes, and an ibuprofen for the days you know will be long.
 
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I can't believe how many people (on these forums and in my class) bought shoes for their surgery rotation.

I used a pair of old Pumas that served me very well. You don't need anything more than a decent pair of athletic shoes.
 

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Do the Dansko Professional shoes look good with dress pants?
In the hospital, sure. In a social setting, no.


For the OP - I already had Merrells, so I wore them.
 

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my running shoes were so much more comfortable than danskos...at least to me. however, you're screwed if you something tasty on your running shoes. you can just wipe the danskos down if you get blood on them
 

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my running shoes were so much more comfortable than danskos...at least to me. however, you're screwed if you something tasty on your running shoes. you can just wipe the danskos down if you get blood on them
Surgery actually doesn't get too messy, unless you're on trauma.

Ob/gyn is where the real mess is at: amniotic fluid, stool, meconium, tons of blood. :laugh:
 

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yea ob is a mess for sure. we are pretty trauma heavy and a couple of folks got to try machine washing their new balances after forgetting to put on booties before the exlap