Clogs......?

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  1. windsurfr

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    Whats the deal with people and their 'clogs'. Fill me in... am I missing a thin slice of heaven by not owning them?
     
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    geez windsurfr, you are totally missing out. but if you don't know by now, I'm not gonna tell ya. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />
     
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    Clogs rock! There's just something about not having to bend down to put on your shoes and never having to tie them. Laziness is wonderful.

    Clogs definitely vary in style as well as comfort so beware that not all are the same.

    I have 2 pair. One are the rubber Birki's that can be autoclaved and the other are the Simple original clogs (leather). The simples look better and are more comfortable but I was glad I had on the Birki's in the bloody OR.

    The only drawback is that they tend to slip off your feet due to having a very short back heel, so running in them (or kicking in them) is an art.
     
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    I have been tempted, on occasion, to buy a pair of clogs, but in the end, realized it was only to look like one of the "gang". My sneakers are very comfortable, washable, easily attainable and go with every color and style of scrubs. Plus if you keep them clean you can wear them elsewhere - try wearing your Dansko's to the mall! :p

    Some like to wear them because they are perceived as "cool", others because of the speed factor. Frankly, I never understood the need to save a mere 10 seconds tying laces, but that's my opinion. Running in them IS difficult and occasionally uncomfortable if you catch your heel on the edge.

    Get clogs if you need them, or if the environment around you demands it.
     
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    I finally bought a pair. I'm old and after 3 years of med school my BMI has a risen. I find that $100 spent on a good Dansko really helps my old back when standing...standing...standing. A good running shoe is also great but my back hurts less in my Dansko's.
     
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    I agree with Rachael, save the lower back!! Invest <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />

    And they come in a wide variety of colors. :D
     
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    Hey Kimberli! I DO wear my Danskos to the mall (if I ever go). I've given up any hope of being considered sexy and/or fashionable at this point (unless scrubs, no makeup/sleep, and a permanent ponytail qualify).

    Seriously, though, my clogs have been a total lifesaver as far as my feet and back are concerned--I highly recommend them to anyone wondering if they are worth it (but get the kind with heels in them--I can run in mine :p ).
     
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    HEY! I wear my Danskos to the mall, too!!!

    I SWEAR by them!

    I have two pairs, one brown leather and one black leather, both of which I think are reasonably attractive and VERRRRY comfortable. <img border="0" alt="[Lovey]" title="" src="graemlins/lovey.gif" />
     
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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by surg2002:
    <strong>Hey Kimberli! I DO wear my Danskos to the mall (if I ever go). I've given up any hope of being considered sexy and/or fashionable at this point (unless scrubs, no makeup/sleep, and a permanent ponytail qualify).
    </strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Its not for reasons of being fashionable that I suggested people not wear clogs to the mall, but rather in an effort to stop people from wearing any medical paraphenalia there. I always think it (ie, wearing scrubs, clogs, etc.) looks a bit showy, as if to brag and say "look at me, I'm a doctor". Granted many clogs do closely resemble real shoes but these tend to be the leather types and if they cannot be washed I'm not sure I'd want to be spreading possible contaminants all through Wet Seal and Hot Dog on a Stick! <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />
     
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    Kim--
    At the hospitals I've been working at, those adorable little booties that cover your clogs are required. I thought it was for exactly the reason you stated, to prevent tracking potential contaminants both in AND out of the OR. Am I wrong? And I share your sentiments about wearing "doctor stuff" outside of the hospital---TACKY!!! I wear leather clogs, which (and maybe this might be just a western US phenomenon) lots of non-medical people happen to wear. If I ever decide to switch to the hose-off Birkis, you can bet I wouldn't be caught dead outside the hospital in them.
     
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    When you guys say clogs, I think of those Dutch wooden shoes. What are clogs? Is there a website so I can see what they look like? :confused:
     
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    Try <a href="http://www.birkenstock.com" target="_blank">www.birkenstock.com-</a> then click on the link for clogs. The ones that medical professionals wear with scrubs are usually the polyurethane ones like the Super Birki clog.

    QUOTE]Originally posted by Doctora Foxy:
    <strong>When you guys say clogs, I think of those Dutch wooden shoes. What are clogs? Is there a website so I can see what they look like? :confused: </strong>[/QUOTE]
     
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    oh, ok, I've seen them before! <img border="0" alt="[Laughy]" title="" src="graemlins/laughy.gif" /> Thanks for the link, kd.
     
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    birkenstocks are great because they got those holes in the side that let them air out. Only prob is that I have flat feet so birkies hurt like hell the minute I put them on...don't even talk to me about standing in them for hours and hours. I had to end up buying KLOGS which are comfy for my flat feet, but since they are rubber, your feet and your clogs tend to stink after a few hours. I was wondering if anyone else out there has flat feet and found some clogs that fit them well?
     
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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by surg2002:
    <strong>Kim--
    At the hospitals I've been working at, those adorable little booties that cover your clogs are required. I thought it was for exactly the reason you stated, to prevent tracking potential contaminants both in AND out of the OR. Am I wrong? And I share your sentiments about wearing "doctor stuff" outside of the hospital---TACKY!!! I wear leather clogs, which (and maybe this might be just a western US phenomenon) lots of non-medical people happen to wear. If I ever decide to switch to the hose-off Birkis, you can bet I wouldn't be caught dead outside the hospital in them.</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">We aren't REQUIRED to wear them but most who wear sneakers do (despite the fact that walking around in your clogs spreads contaminants. However, in especially bloody cases, the paper shoe covers do little, if anything, to protect your shoes - soaks right through.

    I guess I'm just not "Berkeley" enough to understand the allure of clogs or Birks! <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />
     
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    Yeah, lots of non-medical people on the west coast wear clogs. So I don't think wearing clogs outside of the hospital makes you stand out one bit here, unless they're the rubber Birks. My clogs have saved my back and my knees (yes, even as a medical student <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" /> ). When I started clinics as a 3rd year, I tried wearing sneakers. That only lasted about 2 weeks -- I don't think I would have had any knees left if I had waited any longer to get my Danskos!

    A good point about the contamination thing -- but I think that's more important for you guys in the procedural fields who are in the OR all the time. For those of us who will rarely be doing procedures, contamination of shoes is not as big of an issue. :)
     
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    i've seen a lot of nurses wearing the steve madden clogs. i need traction when i'm working with pts and guarding them during gait training so i prefer sneakers.
     
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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by AJM:
    <strong>Yeah, lots of non-medical people on the west coast wear clogs. So I don't think wearing clogs outside of the hospital makes you stand out one bit here, unless they're the rubber Birks. My clogs have saved my back and my knees (yes, even as a medical student <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" /> ). When I started clinics as a 3rd year, I tried wearing sneakers. That only lasted about 2 weeks -- I don't think I would have had any knees left if I had waited any longer to get my Danskos!

    A good point about the contamination thing -- but I think that's more important for you guys in the procedural fields who are in the OR all the time. For those of us who will rarely be doing procedures, contamination of shoes is not as big of an issue. :) </strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">I'm a Californian, so am aware of the propensity to wear clogs, just never cared enough for me. As for the back, I've never had a problem with it and find my New Balance sneaks perfectly comfortable. I also sense a trend toward NOT wearing clogs as a surgical resident - lots of us newbies think it looks "cliquish" but I suppose it is program dependent. :D
     
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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif"> Its not for reasons of being fashionable that I suggested people not wear clogs to the mall, but rather in an effort to stop people from wearing any medical paraphenalia there. </font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">I agree completely! Wearing clogs for anything more than a short errand is almost as bad as when people wear the scrub-tops with jeans.
     
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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by dingiswayo:
    <strong> </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif"> Its not for reasons of being fashionable that I suggested people not wear clogs to the mall, but rather in an effort to stop people from wearing any medical paraphenalia there. </font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">I agree completely! Wearing clogs for anything more than a short errand is almost as bad as when people wear the scrub-tops with jeans.</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">EXACTLY! Funby thing is before I became intimately involved with medicine I never really thought about it but now it really bugs me. Ok to go to shops across the street from the medical center, but in off-hours away from the hospital/school, it just seems wrong to me.
     
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    Of course wearing your OR sneakers spreads the same germs as wearing your OR clogs...its just harder to tell where those sneakers have been <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />
     
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    you know...sometimes i'd like to show off...i wanna be proud of what i've attained...i wanna wear scrubs in public!!! *breathing heavily*

    ok ok...now i'm calm again.

    perhaps that's why i've placed a photo of my beautiful phlebotomy tray in my profile :)
     

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