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Good shoes for hospital

Discussion in 'General Residency Issues' started by so721, Aug 8, 2015.

  1. so721

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    Does anyone have any advice for good shoes to wear on the floors? I do a lot of Psych call and consult liason type stuff, and since the elevators in our hospital suck, I am finding myself walking 5-6 flights of stairs regularly. My feet are killing me.

    I have heard Rockford is good for males. I want something Black that will blend in well with dress pants.

    I've also heard about Cole Haan's but any tips would be appreciated. Thanks
     
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  3. Crayola227

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    Worth asking the podiatrists in their forum.
     
  4. candbgirl

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    Best shoes ever(IMO) are ECCO.
     
  5. drk

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    Cole Haan.
     
  6. IlDestriero

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    Mephistos are the best. Period.
    But you'll pay for the privilege of wearing them.
     
  7. IlDestriero

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    Depending on your feet, you might benefit from some custom orthotic insoles that you can use in pretty much any shoe, but they will also be a few hundred dollars.
     
  8. candbgirl

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    I forgot about Mephistos. They are great. All of these shoes are pricey but well worth the cost. If my feet hurt I'm not happy.
     
  9. Shikima

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    Dansko. Saved my plantar fasciitis.
     
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    Part of it is going to be what you do during the day. I predominantly standing field like surgery seems to give a lot of love to the Danskos. They're less great for constant walking and useless if you have to run (responding to codes). I'll second candbgirl's recommendation of Eccos. I have some with an off the shelf orthotic and I can't remember the last time my feet hurt.
     
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    Any specific Mephistos recommendations? Looking into buying a pair in a couple weeks after I get out the unit and have some time
     
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    rockports, not just for your grandpa! they even have a waterproof version for when you have to walk between buildings in the snow.


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  13. gutonc

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    The ones that fit you and don't look like 1970s era orthopedic shoes.
     
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    [​IMG]

    I was thinking these with a nice pair of athletic socks
     
  15. gutonc

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    Nailed it.
     
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    Open shoes like that wouldn't really fly where I've trained. Do you really want to potentially get blood, urine, poop, vomit, and more on your socks/skin through those holes?
     
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    That was a joke, sorry, thought sandals and athletic socks made it obvious enough. Sandals in general would universally be a no go just from a professionalism standpoint anywhere I've rotated so far, outside of maybe a chill family medicine location
     
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    Sadly, I've seen it done many times...
     
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    Allen Edmonds. Most comfortable shoes I've ever put on.
     
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    Rockport vs Clarks
     
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    Woot Clarks esp for wide feet
     
  22. gutonc

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    Is this a question, statement or challenge?
     
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    Does it matter if it's white socks or black socks? I'd wear these with black socks but don't want to be made fun of...
     

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