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CONTEST NOW CLOSED -- Where Are Your Feet Taking You Today? (Win a pair of Dansko shoes!)

Published September 16, 2013 10:40 AM by Linda Jones

Thank you to everyone who participated in this contest. Comments added after Sept. 30 will not be eligible to win. We will announce the winner soon.

As a nurse, standing all day at work is tough on your feet, knees and lower back! That's why it's essential to wear proper footwear with features such as contoured footbeds and prominent arch support that help you to stand comfortably.

Choosing the right footwear when you're not at work is important too! From quick errands to a weekend dinner with friends, your feet deserve to be supported.

Offering the same legendary all-day comfort of the Stapled Clog, Dansko's new fall collections fit the bill for all of the occasions in your life - including when you're not at work! To celebrate the launch of these collections, Dansko is giving away a pair of shoes to one lucky winner! 

Choose from the simple adornments and burnished full grain leathers of the Ventura collection,


the old world charm of the Havana collection ,


or the warm familiarity of the Monaco collection.


To enter, simply leave a comment on this post between now and September 30 with the answer to: Where do your feet take you when you're not at work?

Contest Rules

  • Answers to the question will be accepted between Sept. 16 and midnight Sept. 30.
  • The name and email address of anyone leaving a comment on this post during this time will be shared with Dansko.
  • You may only submit one answer and it must be relevant to the question to be eligible.
  • Answers must be submitted using the comment section below.
  • One winner will be randomly selected from all eligible entries and notified via email, using the email provided, on Oct. 4, 2013.
  • The prize is one (1) pair of Dansko shoes from the following collections:Ventura,Monaco(excluding Pearl) orHavana(excluding Faith).(Approximate retail value: $135-$180).
  • Open to U.S. residents only. No purchase necessary to win.

Footwear provided by Dansko. This blog is sponsored by:       


posted by Linda Jones


Congratulations to Christina from New Jersey. Her name was selected at random by Dansko from all those

October 18, 2013 12:06 PM

my feet take me home after work.  They take me to see and play with my grandchildren.  They take me to church where I am grateful to be able to stand and Praise the Lord.

Ginger Sellers, School Nurse - RN, Crockett ECC September 30, 2013 12:03 PM
Ennis TX

I wear my Danskos to fishing tournaments. They are comfortable and durable - the best!

Beth Robertson, Education - SPED Teacher, Calloway Co HS September 29, 2013 4:13 PM
Almo KY

My feet takes me along the paths of life that is intended to create new experiences, rejuvenate and restore harmony in my life.

Kim Grose, RN, New Grad September 29, 2013 12:19 PM
Manhattan NY

My feet takes me to my warm cozy home while I am at work, clinicals or just walking the most important family member, my dog Max. I have never owned a pair of shoes that are as light and comfortable as my Dansko XP's, sometimes I have to look down to make sure I am not wearing my bedroom slippers because they are just that comfortable. This was the best line I believe Dansko has ever come out with so far. I AM A BELIEVER! Thanks Dansko for loving my feet everyday!

Felicia Shanken, Radiology - Student Nurse, VA Hospital September 29, 2013 10:23 AM
Philadelphia PA

Besides my Danskos taking me to and from work in comfort and style, I wear them to bass fishing  tournaments in the spring - yes, you read this right, bass fishing tourneys. I am the coach of a high school bass fishing team and the durability and comfort of Danskos is second to none!

Beth, Education - SP ED Teacher, Calloway Co. HS September 28, 2013 8:49 PM
Murray KY

Where do my Dansko take me? They take me everywhere that I plan to walk a lot. They take me to work in the Surgery/ Recovery area. They take me on Southwest Airlines to Salt Lake City, Utah to work, go to my personal physicians, and back to the airport. I have always loved my Dansko's, for nursing. Now I love them for airport travel. After moving to Arizona,I travel to Texas, Oregon, Utah, California and back to Arizona frequently. I cannot travel and walk the airports without my favorite Dansko's!

JUDY DUERSCH, surgery/recovery - RN, Surgery Center September 28, 2013 8:10 PM
Mesa AZ

On my day off I am usually running errands and just making time for myself. Usually my feet are resting because of the crazy shift I had the day before.

Avalon, , RN South Nassau September 28, 2013 7:45 PM
Oceanside NY

My feet are resting at Starbuck's after their adventure exploring Center City, Charlotte NC this afternoon!

Nina Payne September 28, 2013 7:13 PM
Hendersonville NC

Last Saturday, I walked in the Seattle Brain Cancer Walk, in honor of my stepfather Tony. He lives with an astrocytoma in his left parietal lobe. This year’s walk included over 2700 participants and raised more than $485,000 - amazing! The colors were bright purples, oranges and greens. The Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra played. Small a capella groups along the route enchanted us with up-tempo songs of strength and hope. There were survivors, families, friends, babies in strollers - and even dogs wearing official T-shirts. As I walked, I was touched by the stories that were told with names on T-shirts, costumes, pictures, and signs. I fought back tears as I was reminded of how brave a person must be when diagnosed with brain cancer. I was honored to be included in a group of people so dedicated to their loved ones. --Lynn....not just a nurse, but daughter to Tony

Lynn Frothingham, Family Medicine - Certified Ambulatory Care Nurse, University of Washington Neighborhood Clinics September 28, 2013 11:17 AM
Seattle WA

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Lynn Frothingham, Family Medicine - Certified Ambulatory Care Nurse, University of Washington Neighborhood Clinics September 28, 2013 11:14 AM
Seattle WA

My feet have taken me from birth, playing with my toes and wondering what these were to learning to stand, walk, and run, When I was a teen they helped me to be a track runner, twirler, marching band. When I graduated high school they supported me through LPN school and many years of taking care of patients, raising children, and grandchildren. They have supported me through RN school and still help me as I care for family and patient's, friends, dancing, exercising and seeing the world.


Nina Jeffery, Med-Surg - RN, LDRH September 27, 2013 11:21 PM
Deadwood SD

My feet take me to normal, routine places like my garden along with my doggies; my gym with my loving husband; my work at six different High schools; but, they also take me to fun, exciting places near and far away to enjoy with friends or family.

Rachel, Teen Prenatal Health - RN,BSN,CCE, High Schools September 26, 2013 1:58 PM
Arlington TX

My feet take me when I am not at work to places of new adventures and new/old friends.  When your feet hurt is is hard to want to move but when your feet are happy, you are happy.  

Cathy Harris, LTC - RN-BC, Greystone communities September 26, 2013 12:51 PM
Dallas TX

Just like the song says "These boots are made for walking", "Dansko shoes are made for walking" especially in the ICU.  Walking with style and color brightens not only my day but patients and family members.  I love my Dansko shoes!!!

Roseann Maresca, Critical Care - ICU Staff Nurse, Martin Health September 26, 2013 10:52 AM
Stuart FL

Shoes are like friends...when I was young, someone to hang around with...BUT as i have gotten older, my Danskos have come to mean a lot more. They are not pastimes--THEY are my feets main event.

Inger, Surgery - Perioperative Educator and CNS, Osceola Regional Medical Center September 26, 2013 9:01 AM
Kissimmee FL

My feet take me on long walks with my special someone in the City,exploring new and fun places like Madrid. Just about anyplace I can think of going.

Stacey Trapp, IT - RN, Clinical Informatics Specialist, Christ Hospital September 26, 2013 8:52 AM
Jersey City NJ

My feet take me on walks to see beautiful sunsets, flower gardens, neighbors, children playing outside and to visit family.  

Cheryl, Critical Care - MSN, RN, CCRN, Upper Chespeake Medical Center September 25, 2013 10:13 PM
Bel Air MD

My feet take me to the barn, lift me up onto my horse and off we go into the forest. New black Dansko shoes would replace my work shoes that at present are almost worn out. Such a wonderful sense of timing reading about your shoes just now.

Joyce, Education - Nurse Educator, Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital September 25, 2013 10:02 PM
Hoffman Estates IL

Anywhere I need to be!

Kathy McMillen, Vascular surgery - RN, VSN September 25, 2013 8:08 PM
Nacogdoches TX

My feet take me to homes, independent living where seniors are in transition to more care, and music festivals! As a CMT & LPN, I help people of all ages not just in nursing but to remind the body has innate healing to call upon! I love massage and music, and the festival season demands portability.

Virginia, Home Care - LPN, CMT, private homes September 25, 2013 7:40 PM
Crozet VA

My feet take my body on long walks, and allow my imagination to go to all the places my physical self cannot.

Theresa, Student Nurse September 25, 2013 7:02 PM
Mesa AZ

My feet take me on some great walks with my dog and everywhere else I might want to go.

Linda, RN September 25, 2013 6:39 PM
Winchester CA

My feet could bring me anywhere I am needed...as long as I have comfortable shoes! Being a mom of 3 active teenagers and a toddler, I have no idle moment! On my days off I go to the church, to the mall, to the fresh market, to the park, to the beach, to the race tracks to take pictures of my children. When home, I remain on my feet to cook, clean, walk and play with our cute lab/collie puppie and to dance with my little princess. My feet thank Dansko for making all these possible! The havana collection would surely be a wonderful treat on my birthday next week!

Teresa, Home Care and Hospice - Clinical Skills Trainer, Visiting Nurse Association September 25, 2013 4:09 PM
Vero Beach FL

My feet allows me to do Hip Hop ABS! with Shaun T. everday because it helps me to be more happy and healthy.

Christina, Geriatrics - LPN, Levindale Nursing Center September 25, 2013 4:03 PM
Baltimore MD

On my days off, my feet take me on long walks through the beautiful Red Rocks of Sedona with my husband.  I appreciate the adventures my feet lead us on as my husband was diagnosed with Alzheimer's this year and they are allowing us to create the memories to bring me peace in the years ahead.

Bonnie, Telemetry/PCU - RN, Verde Valley Medical Center September 25, 2013 2:55 PM
Cottonwood AZ

My feet take to the challenges that fuel my life!

Ronni, Nursing - House Supervisor, ENMMC September 25, 2013 2:20 PM
Roswell NM

My feet have walked the halls and corridors of several different hospitals over my past 30 years of nursing practice and the wonders of nursing never cease to amaze me!

Judith, Research - IRB Administrator, Munson Medical Center September 25, 2013 2:10 PM
Traverse City MI

My feet take me to sacred places to care for people who are facing death as a result of a terminal disease.  Those sacred places may be a hospital, nursing home, family home, and shelters.  My feet also help move along the path to be with families on this sacred journey.

Sharon, End of Life - RN, Carondelet Hospice September 25, 2013 1:50 PM
Tucson AZ

My feet take me to the trail behind my house with my dogs. There I breathe deep, touch the bark of a large oak, and pray that I will be given the patience and knowledge to help my patients.

sandra peeke, , FNP Clearlake Family Health Center September 25, 2013 1:23 PM
Clearlake CA

When I am not working, my feet take me on stress-relieving runs as I train for a marathon.

Rhiannon, Mother-Baby - RN, Vidant Medical Center September 25, 2013 1:20 PM
Greenville NC


holly, Nursing - Administive Supervisor, Mercy Suburban September 25, 2013 1:08 PM
Norristown PA

As a nurse deployed to Afghanistan, my feet never get a day off from work. They take and carry me to care for those in need during a time of war. Combat boots are 24/7.

Sarah September 25, 2013 11:55 AM

"As Far As My Feet Will Carry Me"   :)

~2001 movie based on true events of when a German POW escapes a Siberian war camp.  Great movie.

Elisha, Med/Surg - RN, Hospital, Sebastian River Medical Center September 25, 2013 11:46 AM
Sebastian FL

My feet take me through patient care and education which enhance life to those in need.

Allison, Per Diem - RN, multiple September 25, 2013 11:25 AM
Lexington NC

My feet take me home to my family.

Ralene North, Nursing - RN, Massena Memorial Hospital September 25, 2013 11:23 AM
Massena NY

My feet take me to all of the places my busy *football star* teenager needs to go and then to the crib in the middle of the night and on walks with the stroller for my 9 month old...and of COURSE on my feet all day as a nurse! :P

Jenni, Psych - LPN, Meridian Behavioral Health September 25, 2013 11:20 AM
Minneapolis MN

My feet take me through the night,

My feet take me on a flight.

My feet walk me on the beach,

My feet take me down the street.

My feet take me on a hike,

Then they take me on a bike.

Whether on the ground or in the air,

My feet take me everywhere!

Jill Isabel, EHS, IP, CCU - RN, Harbin Clinic September 25, 2013 11:13 AM
Rome GA

Love, love Dansko work shoes

Tricia O'connor, er - lpn September 25, 2013 10:29 AM
warminster PA

 Saturday-is my free day. I start out going to Zumba/ Kick boxing class @ my Sports Club. Then shopping; varies from daughter, cats,( myself),  in that order.  I'm ususally off to the Library for books and DVD's and sometimes to the Nursing home to visit, 2  close friends that  reside there. I also squeeze in a visit to our local farmer's marke ttoo. That's my free day in a nutshell--a combination of tasks and fun activities for my feet.

Lois, mental health - Nurse Counselor , Veterans' Affairs med center September 25, 2013 10:24 AM
Philadelphia PA

My feet are blessed..........,even when they are tired they carry me where ever I need to go.They help me earn a living.Thank you feet.

Olive LaMothe, Nursing Education - RN, Maimonides Medical Center September 25, 2013 10:11 AM
4802 10th Ave Brooklyn NY

My feet take me to the golf course in the summer and to my snowmobile in the winter, my activities to help me unwind after hectic days at work. Plus the added benefit of some exercise!

Crystal Simmons, Psychiatry - Nurse Practitioner, SUNY Canton September 25, 2013 9:48 AM
Canton NY

My feet take me where I need to be but usually it's home to bed since I work evenings and my feet hurt terribly from peripheral neuropathy and I need very comfortable shoes to be able to walk.

Cindy, Geriatrics - RN September 25, 2013 9:15 AM
Palmyra NY

On my feet all the time and I need to continues to take care of them

Priscilla Davis, Asu - Rn, Mercy September 25, 2013 8:58 AM
Portland ME

My feet take me wherever I need or want to go.  They are really resilent.  Most of all they carry me to work everyday so that I can make a living to help support my family.  Where would I be without my feet.  Thank you feet!

Frances September 25, 2013 8:47 AM

My feet take me everywhere! To the gym, to the grocery store, out to dinner, but I especially like it when they take me on vacation :)

Tiffany September 25, 2013 3:34 AM

My feet take me everywhere. To run errands to bluegrass festivals to church .The most important place is home.  After my 11-7 shift where my love of 35 year  is sleeping until noon. He had a stroke in 2009 and needs my skills for his ADLs. We Go everywhere together I provide the foot power he provide the support mentally and emotionally that I have always relied on.

Pattie Jones, Mental Health - RN, RHA HOWELLS WC September 24, 2013 10:16 AM
Goldsboro NC

My feet are very considerate, they always invite me to their various adventures, up the hill, down the hill, to the fishing hole, each day a new adventure!

Shawna, Behavioral Health - RN September 23, 2013 10:25 PM
Lakewood CO

My feet are an eleven narrow shoe and I've always have had difficulty finding a size that fits comfortably until I had my first pair of Dansko. Now I wear them everywhere and my feet never tire. My next purchase will be for dressy ones because my clogs just don't look well with a dress. I'd like to wear a dress now and than but want to have happy feet with nylons if that's possible.

Cynthia, Pastoral Care - Chaplain, St. Luke's September 22, 2013 4:43 PM
New Bedford MA

My feet take me walking with my son to Boy Scout Meetings and events, Young Marine encampments, Church Youth Group Bible Study Nights, and Football games. My feet take me walking with my husband as we care for our home and family, as well as to walk to him to give a hug and kiss of affirmation for being my friend and husband of 29 years. My feet take me walking to friends and neighbors to let them know how much we appreciate them. My feet take me walking for my yellow lab's health and my health. My feet walk me in my kitchen as I try my best to cook something edible! My feet at night take me to my place of rest, and hyper extend as I kneel to thank God that I have feet to work for Him.

naomi Wade, Family Practice and Occupational Health - CRNP, Regional Medical Center September 21, 2013 3:08 PM
Anniston AL

When not at work, my feet take me out for a walk with my two labrador retrievers. I adopted them from families that could no longer care of them. They are big dogs that require a lot of exercise.  My feet ache a lot as I am a size 10 and its not easy for me to find comfortable shoes as my feet are large for a female. I would love to have a great pair of shoes so my feet can keep on taking me to all different places.

Nicole Bonner, Urgent Care - RN, Complete Care September 20, 2013 9:01 PM
Scotch Plains NJ

When not at work, my feet take me to the grocery store, thrift stores, and the flea market. They also take me out walking with the dogs.

Pam OLeary, Contractor - Assistant Project Manager September 20, 2013 8:18 PM

Off duty my feet take me to the dog park, around my neighborhood, the grocery store and farmers market, pretty much everywhere!

Amy Boelk, Lifestyle Consultant - Owner September 20, 2013 1:53 PM

Beyond 12 hour workdays, my feet take me through long hours of clinical to obtain my MSN, and more importantly wherever my children want to go.  The park, the zoo, the beach, the backyard...not to mention all the cooking, laundry, and cleaning that goes along with having a family.  As a nurse, student, wife, and mother of two small children my feet take a lot of abuse but get me everywhere I need to go!

Christina, Emergency Dept - Staff RN September 20, 2013 10:27 AM
Robbinsville NJ

Muddy sneakers

football fields

smiling faces

winning chills

Kai, TCU - RN, ACJL September 20, 2013 7:01 AM

Left foot, right foot, feet, feet, feet. My feet carry me upstairs, downstairs and everywhere in between like the sandy beach, or standing on your feet at the beginning of your child's sporting event. Sometimes its about putting one foot in front of the other and soon you'll be walking out the door to the next event in your life. Thank goodness for feet!

Mary Beth, oncology - Breast nurse navigator, Lankenau medical Center September 19, 2013 2:23 PM
Wynnewood PA

My feet have taken me from more than 25 years of caring for patients, then back to school for a master's degree to more than 15 years as a clinical informaticist and now back to school for my doctorate and then on to teaching nurses how informatics can support nursing practice.  An interesting life!!

Melissa Barthold, Nursing Informatics - IT Senior Clinical Solutions Strategists, University of Mississippi Medical Center September 19, 2013 12:49 PM
Jackson MS

It seems like I am always on my feet, whether at work or not. I love hiking in the nearby mountains or taking walks around the lake. After a long, stressful day at work, there nothing better than taking some time to unwind and relax.

Carol Hayes, RN September 19, 2013 11:07 AM
Hyde Park MA

Today, my feet were they when I went to the shower, fed the cats, got dressed, went downstairs, let the dog out (and back in), gathered my things and headed for work.  My feet assisted in driving the car behind a school bus.  Aside from the usual walking I do in my job, today is foot care day for people who are disabled or over 65 years of age.  Feet and Foot Care will be hot topics of conversation this morning.  In the afternoon, my feet will again help me as I make supper, care for the pets in my house, go for  a walk, and do some minor house cleaning - so I can have fun during the weekend.

Jo, Public Health - Public Health Nurse, La Crosse County Health Department September 19, 2013 10:48 AM
La Crosse WI

Where do I go as a "Nurse on the Run"?  I slip on my Dansko's every day thankful that I can work at a job I love and show nurses new and experienced how to reach their potential individually and as a team.  These shoes carry me through a new RNs tears and allow me to calm a chaotic world on screech.  I love my Dansko's and appreciate them.  

Nina Swan, Nursing - Director of Critical Care, Iredell Memorial Hospital September 19, 2013 10:42 AM
Statesville NC

My feet take me to church,grocery store,therapy, and to  doctor visits. My feet takes me through my house to keep it clean.

Velma, Retired RN September 19, 2013 10:37 AM
Houston TX

Right now my feet take me to physical therapy as I strained my knee and am awaiting surgery to repair some tears.  Otherwise still like to get to my thrifty stores and check my garden grow.

sylvia, pediatrics - RN, Obcc September 19, 2013 1:37 AM
seattle WA

When I"m not working as a Women's Health NP, my feet take me to the bedside of patients throughtout the Springfield area, pulling my 36 string Irish harp on it's harp cart, unloading it in the rain, wind, and soon the snow.  My feet, my harp and I go to hospitals, nursing homes and private homes throughout the community. We play live harp music at the bedside of those who are suffering, and for those who care for the patient. It's a long day sometimes, but I don't even notice until I get home and take off my shoes and think.. wow! That was awesome!!!!

Jill, Women's Healthcare - RN, Harpist, Mercy September 18, 2013 11:42 PM
Springfield MO

My feet take me to my daughters preschool and her dance classes. My feet take me to my step-sons football games.  My feet take me on walks with my two dogs.  My feet take me to the truck stop to pick up my over-the-road truck driving husband. My feet get me to those I love!!

Mysti Knoell, Long Term Care - RN, Golden Living Center September 18, 2013 11:19 PM
Norfolk NE

My days off of work (as a respiratory therapist) are filled with nursing student clinical a and lectures. Often days are busy carting my kids to school and activities. Laps around the house cooking and tidying up will occupy the remainder of any time left when I finally kick my shoes off for a moment of peace.

Dawn September 18, 2013 11:05 PM
Atlanta GA

My feet take me from the halls of the ICU to my home, in the beautiful Daytona Beach area.  We go shopping and walk the dog, we go to the beach with my husband.  Mostly we have sand in our shoes after all we live by the World Famous Daytona Beach!

diana vanhousen, ICU - RN, Halifax Health September 18, 2013 10:52 PM
Port Orange FL

My feet take me home after a 12-16 hour workday to my home that houses 3 kids (10, 8, 6) and a fiancé.  I quickly scan homework, prepare a meal, and jump online to do course work that is preparing me for my Master's of Nursing in Nursing Administration.  My feet take me to joy where I praise God for allowing me to be of service for another day.  They take me to hope that I have touched one more heart and made the quality of someone's work better to care for the elderly residents that we serve.  They take me to bed where I rest (2-4) hours and start by day over again, striving to better than I was the day before. My feet take me to the forward movement of nursing, to innovation, to the future of healthcare.  

Natasha Leak, Geriatrics - Assistant Director of Nursing/Staff Facilitator, Richmond Pines Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center September 18, 2013 10:18 PM
Hamlet NC

Where do my feet take me when I'm not at work you ask ? Well as a hospice home-care nurse, I feel like my work is never done. When I get off after a ten plus hour day, most of the time, my feet carry me to the grocery store where I get something hopefully easy (and quick) to take home where my feet carry me into the kitchen, lugging the groceries in,  so i am able to cook a meal for my husband and two 6 ft plus teenage boys...... Usually eating around 9 or 10 pm. Then my feet take me into the laundry room to have time enough to throw the dirty clothes into the washer and then my feet carry me back into the kitchen where I clean up from cooking and put the dishes in the dishwasher.  Then my feet carry me back to the laundry room to put the washed clothes into the dryer.  My feet then carry me to the couch, and by this time everyone is in the bed but me, where my feet are propped up to briefly rest and I begin to work on my numerous notes and assessments from my busy day of working, until the late hours of the night.  Then my feet, aching and tired, carry my exhausted body, sneakily, tip toeing, into the bedroom, so I don't wake my husband up.  I get a few hours of sleep till i get up at 4am to see my husband off to work and my feet again carry my sluggish body back to bed.  I am startled awake at 630am, by the alarm, so i can get my boys up, so they can get ready for school. My feet again carry me (dragging) back to bed. My feet hit the floor (wide open) again at 730am, to get ready for work, and at 830am i am at work, starting my "normal" day again and........ WHEW....... I could really use a pair of danskos !!!!!!

Angela Hylemon, Hospice home-care manager case - Rn, Hospice of the Carolina foothills September 18, 2013 9:14 PM
Columbus NC

When not working, my feet take me to the gym for cardio and weight training or for a neighborhood walk with our three dogs. They also take me shopping and on errands. But my feet especially like to take me on longer hikes in wilderness areas or parks to be out in nature.

Carla Waxham, nursing - RN, West Anaheim Med Center September 18, 2013 8:51 PM
Anaheim CA

I have been a nurse since 1994 and a Cna prior to that, so my feet have taken me many a mile through good and bad times. Over the years I have worked in hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, doctors offices, homecare, and hopefully my final resting place- hospice. As a new nurse, my feet carried me through many frustrations and numerous tears of being unsure of what i was doing and sometimes regret for going into nursing, even though thats what i wanted to be from the time i was a little girl.  As time went on and I worked in different jobs and compacities as a nurse, I considered all the experiences and opportunities to be like  "stepping stones " to what I am today- a compassionate, empathetic, caring person that thanks God everyday that I became a nurse and for all the patients through the years that have touched "me" in my career.  What other type of work would you be able to say that about?  I am thankful for my feet carrying me over all the stepping stones and hurdles over the years- it's not been easy but it's been worth it!!!

Angela Hylemon, Hospice home care - Rn- case manager, Hospice of the Carolina foothills September 18, 2013 7:52 PM
Columbus NC

When I became a nurse in 2005, I quickly realized it was time to stop spending money on cheap shoes and mattresses.  Preservation of my back quickly moved to the forefront as a essential personal investment and self-care initiative.  Nurses are said to walk at least 3 miles a day. It's a path gladly and sacrificially walked, danced, and sometimes run (in an emergency) by tired, but well-trained and willing legs and feet. My feet keep moving when my mind can't conceive expending any more energy between family life and work.  But patients need me.  And now, as an educator, other nurses need me.  Sometimes my feet get trapped in a rat race trying to keep up with projects, other times it's (almost a literal) challenge to keep forging ahead or climbing uphill to overcome obstacles.  These feet, with a pair of Dansko shoes, would have the pleasure of "looking good, while working hard!" :)

Margot Rabren, Medical-Surgical Nursing - Clinical Educator, Martin Health System September 18, 2013 6:37 PM
Stuart FL

My feet take me back and forth thru some long hallways between patients and allow me to stand by pt as she pushes out the most beautiful little miracles known as "babies"!! And at the end of my shift they bring me home to my little miracles!!!

Yvette, L&D - RN, QVC September 18, 2013 5:58 PM
Covina CA

My feet take me... wherever I want to go....but it is how I get there and what is on my toes that counts...

Oh the places you'll go ...but the journey must be taken in style!

Don't you agree?

Margaret, , Health Educator Nurse ElderPlace September 18, 2013 5:36 PM
Seattle WA

My feet take me to a learning environment where every semester I get to teach  nursing curriculum, influence young minds, and make an impact in nursing.

Vanessa Kramasz, academia September 18, 2013 4:31 PM
Burlington WI

My feet constantly take me shopping for shoes because I have never found a comfortable pair. They help me keep up the search and I love taking good care of them!

winfred fox, Geriatric - LPN, Landis Homes September 18, 2013 3:33 PM
Lancaster PA

My feet take me everywhere!  Today was the fitness center, then for the weekend we're going to the theme park.  They get really tired, but I have happy feet!

Shari , Cardiac step down - RN, RMCBP September 18, 2013 3:09 PM
Hudson FL

My shoes take me to church and volunteer activities. To dates out with friends and family.  To my kids and grandkids events.  To the full life I have outside of nursing.

Susan, ED - RN, Passavant Hospital September 18, 2013 3:06 PM
Jacksonville IL

My feet walk at work and dance in fitness.  I never take them for granted because without their health, my health suffers too!

Grace, Cardiac - Asst Nurse Manager, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center September 18, 2013 2:54 PM
Oakland CA

My shoes will take me on a vacation/cruise in October. I could sure use a pair of comfortable Dansko's.

pam, (retired) - rn September 18, 2013 1:48 PM
katy TX

As a l-o-n-n-g-time RN, I have lived in Dansko's for my entire career.... and after a spinal accident, affecting c-spine-to-feet the only shoes I can wear now with COMFORT and stability  are my Danskos .... I have 3 pr. that just won't wear out!  I wear them to conferences under dress suits, with jeans to all my casual outings, to the market, to work....even travelled to Europe and Africa with my Danskos..  thank you for the new styles that will fit in where my clogs wouldn't!

Susan Shropshire, Surgery/Nursing - Bariatric Program Coord., Inspira Health Network September 18, 2013 12:59 PM
Vineland NJ

    I love walking in clogs. Most of my shoes are clogs which are comfortable and easy to put on .  They take me shopping on trips and any place my heart desire with ease !!!1

Nancy Baumgartner, nursing - school nurse, North Dorchester Middle School September 18, 2013 12:24 PM
Hurlock MD

My feet are taking my children's bus stops today and then playing with my sweet hearts.

Lisa Pena, Health care - RN, Cedar Manor September 18, 2013 12:14 PM
White Plains NY

My feet take me from work, into my horse barn,to my children"s activities and back again.I have work,barn and everyday life Dansko's....They keep me comfortable and safe no matter where I find myself!

Krystyna Belevich, medsurg/tele/hospice - RN, Doylestown hospital September 18, 2013 12:11 PM
Furlong PA

My feet take me to yarn stores, hiking, dancing, playing with grandchildren, walking, and volunteering, when I am not at work. I work with feet all day. I love reflexology. Our feet take a beating. We need to take good care of them. I'm all about the comfort. If the shoes not only feel good, but look good, that's a plus.

Jane, podiatry - LPN, dartmouth Hitchcock September 18, 2013 11:57 AM
Nashua NH

My feet take me to sailing events and for long walks on wooded trails with my dogs.

Lynn Flanigan, Psychiatry - Compiance Officer, Sheppard Pratt Health System September 18, 2013 11:56 AM
Baltimore MD

My feet take me and my dog through the woods and across the streams in our wonderful Metro Parks and then bring me to work welcoming new lives into this wondrous world!

Linda Collister, High RiskOB/L&D - RNC, Fairview Hopsital September 18, 2013 11:51 AM
Cleveland OH

my feet take me through  over 12 hours of being on them without a hitch on my danskos

Amanda, Critical Care - RN, St. Luke's Hospital September 18, 2013 11:00 AM
Allentown PA

My feet, in my Danko's, take me on vaction to the grand canyon and Yellowstone and regular everyday activities. Can't be without them!

Kathy Corley, Allergy/Immunology - NP, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Cneter September 18, 2013 10:53 AM
Boston MA

My feet take me dancing school and miles of running each day.

Nicole , Educator - RN , Meridian Health September 18, 2013 10:48 AM
Brick NJ

My feet take me wherever I want, whenever I want, with whomever I want!

cheryl, geriantology - RN, GSH September 18, 2013 10:45 AM
baltimore MD

My feet take me on a walk to clear my mind and keep me grounded.

Bernadette Rosa, RN September 18, 2013 10:16 AM
Saylorsburg PA


angela, STAFF NURSE - RN, WMHS September 18, 2013 9:51 AM

My feet take me for a walk to the beat of where ever I need to be, every waking moment, such a sweet blessing

Doreen, Gyn Oncology - RN, Hartford Hospital September 18, 2013 8:37 AM
Hartford CT

My feet take me to Disney World, on tropical cruises, and to everyday places such as the grocery store and more.....the number one place my feet take me to are to my children when they need me or when I need them :)

Renay Purdy, ER Nurse - RN, Cooley Dickinson Hospital September 16, 2013 1:25 PM
Northampton MA

My feet take me to football practice and games, the big e, and just plain everywhere where I want to go

Michele Haymes, , Sec/tech Cooley Dickinson hospital September 16, 2013 12:50 PM
Northampton MA

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