Okay guys....your favorites....about to buy new shoes and a stethoscope....

  1. In the next couple of months I am going to buy a new pair of shoes and a stethoscope for school. I have been looking at the Littman scopes and I don't want the cheap one, but I don't want to spend more than 125 on it.......Allhearts seems to have the best prices so far.....which stethoscopes do you like best?
    I also am going to purchase new shoes......I have BAD feet.....I wear custom made insoles because my feet are so flat that it has caused me to have heel spurs......I currently have new balance and they seem to work well, but I have been looking at some different types of "nursing shoes"......I don't like clogs or anything because i can't wear my insoles....basically it's tennis shoes or nothing with me so what do you guys think?

    Thanks for the info in advance!!!
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  2. 18 Comments

  3. by   fab4fan
    I have a Littman Master Cardiology...it was about $135.00.

    I would recommend getting a standard stethoscope if you're going to be a student...I don't think you need the heavy duty stuff to start out. A good regular Littman will serve you well and won't cost a bundle. The one I have doesn't have a chestpiece that you flip around for beel/diaphragm...you just adjust the pressur in applying the chestpiece to get the difference...but like I said, I don't think it's necessary (or even appropriate) if you're just starting school. Save the fancier stuff for after you graduate and are sure what you'll be doing.
  4. by   adrienurse
    I don't really carry a stethecope (still in my closet at home), use the unit one if I'm checking for a URI or CHF. I can talk for hours about shoes, though. I swear by Merrells. I have 4 pairs of Jungle Mocs! 2 for work, 1 for street and 1 for the gym. Awesome duty shoes, can work 8 hours and not get sore feet (not a lot of sitting down where I work.
  5. by   nursegoodguy
    for shoes I prefer new balance running shoes, I gave up carrying a stethoscope.
  6. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    I have a Littman. I don't really know what kind or how much, it was a gift from my mom upon graduation. I absolutely love it though! It's with me at all times, I don't know how you guys function without them.

    I'm open for suggestions for shoes also. I haven't found a pair yet that I totally love.

    Heather
  7. by   casperbjs
    I have a littman too. For shoes, my feet loves SAS.
  8. by   KaraLea
    I agree with Casperbjs...I LOVE SAS shoes, they are the best shoes I have ever worn. They are abit more pricey than some other shoes you could find, but if you have bad feet then the price is worth it. I too had heel spurs with other shoes and since switching to SAS, I haven't had a problem.
  9. by   Kayzee
    Where do they sell SAS shoes? I have not heard of them.
  10. by   KaraLea
    SAS have their own stores. They are all over the place here in Texas. Especially in SanAntonio. I think they also sell by mail order as well.
  11. by   KaraLea
    http://www.walkingonacloud.com/cshoe...h1=SAS%20SHOES

    Here is a link to a site where you can buy SAS and other shoes
  12. by   l.rae
    l have a very pricey and trendy pair of Danskin clogs....BUT...nothing...no gym shoe...nothing...has been as comfortable as my Anywhere clogs......not very pretty...looks like duck feet...but a 12 hr shift w/ no break in a busy ER...lets just say they stand the test of time....l've had mine 3 years...navy blue.....l can't wear them out! The white ones tend to turn yellow and look dirty...l love mine..if comfort is what you are looking for..you can't do better............LR
  13. by   Jenny P
    I have an expensive Littman Cardiology stethescope and wear Reeboks (because of Achilles tendonitis), but I feel very strongly about both stethescopes and shoes being very individual choices. Go shopping for shoes only after being on your feet all day so that you find shoes that are comfortable when your feet are both tired and swollen. And go shopping for stethescopes and try out a number of them yourself on a friend or a child, vary the pressure you're applying to the chest piece, see which one works best for you. There are numerous threads here on picking out stethescopes; do a search and see what has been posted here in the past (and there's lots of advice posted on those threads-- and also lots of info on different threads reguarding shoes, also). Good luck!
  14. by   alwaysthere
    Birkenstock makes great shoes

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