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Anyone in any kind of medical setting that wears crocs?

When I lived in Canada, most Vets, Vet techs and nurses I saw wore crocs to work.

Now having been to 2 diff hospitals plus a base clinic and 3 different Vet clinics I notice that no one I have seen seems to wear crocs? Having just got my job at the Vet clinic i'm at now, i'm a little apprehensive about wearing them and the cement floors are killing my feet in regular shoes!! I find it odd that they seem to be so widely used and recommended in Canada and not in the US? Did something happen with them and crocs get a bad rep so people don't use them anymore?


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I know many (human) hospitals have banned some of the crocs, as some models of holes in them, which isn't allowed. I dont recall seeing anyone on our unit wear them either


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Ok obviously this isn't a topic about what I was thinking it was about. I was trying to figure out where the hell Canada had crocs unless it was one of those Crocodile farms or something. I know they have the fresh water crocodiles in Florida in the far south near the keys, but common, Alligators don't even live up past South Carolina/North Carolina border, how could crocodiles who need even warmer weather live in Canada.

Then I was boggled reading vet people wear crocodiles on their feet to work and how that was legal. Apparently, these are a type of shoes not made of crocodiles. I learn something new every day. Though still funny picturing vets wearing live crocodiles on their feet...


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Ok obviously this isn't a topic about what I was thinking it was about. I was trying to figure out where the hell Canada had crocs unless it was one of those Crocodile farms or something. I know they have the fresh water crocodiles in Florida in the far south near the keys, but common, Alligators don't even live up past South Carolina/North Carolina border, how could crocodiles who need even warmer weather live in Canada.

Then I was boggled reading vet people wear crocodiles on their feet to work and how that was legal. Apparently, these are a type of shoes not made of crocodiles. I learn something new every day. Though still funny picturing vets wearing live crocodiles on their feet...

lol!!!!

I know many (human) hospitals have banned some of the crocs, as some models of holes in them, which isn't allowed. I dont recall seeing anyone on our unit wear them either

I knew about the holes ones not being allowed but they have many without holes and special grip bottoms. Its weird because I see a lot at my work wearing ones with the sort of running shoe mesh and thats even worse for needles to go right through etc..


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I know that the two hospitals in the city that I work in do not allow any of their staff to wear crocs, for two reasons. First and foremost, as Flames said, the holes in them create a hazard. Secondly, they are the most god awful, butt-ugly creations known to mankind.

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The medical office in Ontario I worked at, we were NOT allowed to wear crocs.


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i am not sure if you are all aware there are all different kinds of crocs nowadays.. they don't all look like this

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http://www.crocs.com/womens-footwear-work/women-footwear-work,default,sc.html

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Both my younger, better looking, smarter sisters are RN's back in Canada as well and I believe Crocs are not allowed there as well--even the ones without the holes! Many just have that plastic 'back" support which easily falls down, so the shoes do not stay on that well (so I have been told???????)

Most people at the hospital i work at wear regular running shoes, some wear those shape ups,some wear what almost looks like clogs!!


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6) Bring ties to Canada (letter from employer when ur expected back at work, lease, etc etc)

7) Always be polite, being rude isn't going to get ya anywhere, and could make things worse!!

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Mine have regular shoe backs no straps, its got no holes in it at all either no side vents no top holes nothing. Wonder why no one wheres thos kinds and everyone just talks about the " regular " crocs the ones with holes.


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Can't imagine how stinky people's feet would be in the plastic ones (even with sockys)

But those last 2 are cute shoes...I may have to rethink the croc situation...before this my opinion mirrored Rob's

i am not sure if you are all aware there are all different kinds of crocs nowadays.. they don't all look like this

draft_lens5418572module41546572photo_1245598491crocs-cayman-sandal-green-lime.jpg

http://www.crocs.com/womens-footwear-work/women-footwear-work,default,sc.html

10520_side_060.jpg

18999_side_001.jpg


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Can't imagine how stinky people's feet would be in the plastic ones (even with sockys)

But those last 2 are cute shoes...I may have to rethink the croc situation...before this my opinion mirrored Rob's

I was the same way but then someone pointed me in the direction of the crocs site and I changed my tune.. they really have some cute shoes..

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