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RoughWinds Fri 20-Nov-20 22:22:19

New uniform requires navy trousers. Does anyone have any recommendations, preferably pull on with a slight stretch.

Also comfortable shoes as on feet all day

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SentientAndCognisant Fri 20-Nov-20 22:36:41

Try M&S for navy trousers
Shoes,or can you wear trainers? You’ll need nonslip sole and yes comfortable
What is everyone else wearing regard footwear?
If you can wear trainers look at timberland they’ve got a sale on and junior goes up to 5.5
NHS discounts site offer clarks discount,

RoughWinds Sat 21-Nov-20 08:54:41

I did buy some Clark's shoes, however they rub slightly on the right foot. Too late to return.

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Cheesypea Sat 21-Nov-20 08:57:13

My friend works it retail. Always buys her trousers in sainsburys and her shoes from sketchers- works for her.

70isaLimitNotaTarget Sat 21-Nov-20 11:07:04

NHS here -
I always wore M&S Collection black pull on straight leg trousers . No zips or buttons , look smart , easy wash , hang to dry

Now in scrubs . Not fashionable or beautiful but functional

Shoes - Sketchers . Black lace up, non leather . Really comfy lightweight, soft bouncy sole (I only wear indoors , change into uniform at work)

runningveryslowly Sat 21-Nov-20 11:28:16

NHS. Scrubs and New Balance trainers with insoles.

timtam23 Sat 21-Nov-20 13:14:33

Clarks "Funny Dream" shoes. They have a retro look which may not be to everyone's taste but they are so comfortable and they have a very soft insole. I work alongside nursing staff and quite a few of the nurses wear them as work shoes. I bought mine in the sales and also have a pair from Amazon (although had to send one pair back as they'd very obviously been worn outside and then returned)

SentientAndCognisant Sat 21-Nov-20 13:22:54

Ouch re the rubbing shoe, that’s a shame.
I have timberlands trainers they’re so comfortable
Colleagues wear sketchers, Nike,Adidas. Whatever works for you and is comfy non slip

RoughWinds Sat 21-Nov-20 13:44:58

Just had a look at the funny dreams shoe, and wondering if I can get away with the leopards print ones grin

I need shoes that I can wear outside, so need to suit all weathers at the moment.

I'm considering these trousers.

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SentientAndCognisant Sat 21-Nov-20 14:06:51

The trousers look fine,you want something comfy that washes well
The leopard shoes, Christ they’re ugly. Like kat slater granny shoes

timtam23 Sat 21-Nov-20 15:18:52

Lands' End also have quite a few trouser styles in navy and with stretch, I'm sure I saw one in ponte fabric and there are some cotton/lycra ones. There is a discount promotion on some clothes at the moment too

ElspethFlashman Sat 21-Nov-20 15:52:55

I bought navy trousers from various department stores for years. All shops have them.

The truth is that scrubs are better when bending and stretching. I wouldn't go back now.

Currently wearing the Koi Laurie scrub trousers. Fully elasticated waist that doesn't fall down! They may be a bit thin for outside work though but there are thicker ones. Koi, Dickies and Cherokee are the big brands and all are on Amazon so there are loads of reviews to read.

In terms of shoes, most wear either Clarks, Eccos, Skechers or Asics. Some wear Brooks trainers but they're pricier. I wear Clarks Un Loop which are you will see on countless nurses feet - they are the most hideous things on earth 🤮 but my feet never get tired and I've had them 6 years and they're as good as new!

hollyhope Sat 21-Nov-20 17:32:07

Hotter shoes in the "Dew "style.
Nurse working 13 hour shifts, and they're comfortable from the first wear ( I get the wide fit ones).

SentientAndCognisant Sat 21-Nov-20 17:47:45

Do You buy your own scrubs?we get sets through work

umberellaonesie Sat 21-Nov-20 17:50:34

I wear .marks and spencer leather boots for work as in the community so need something that copes in and out of the car all weathers

Trumplosttheelection Sat 21-Nov-20 17:54:54

The nurses I know wear hotter mostly

malhurst Sat 21-Nov-20 17:55:27

Rural community physio. I wear Echo gore-tex shoes like this. Have tramped through many a farmyard and even rescued some sheep in those and didn’t end up with wet feet. Also good flexibility for kneeling down and getting up off the floor in.

Wear Mand S trousers.

ifellintoarabbithole Sat 21-Nov-20 23:36:19

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ladies-Nurse-Work-Carer-Stretch-Elasticated-Trousers-27-Leg-29-Leg-31-Leg-UK8-26-/323792988342?_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49292

Not sure if the link will work, but for trousers search on Ebay for nurse elasticated trousers. There are a few all around £9 a pair. Comfortable and stretchy, and wash fine at 60 as per uniform policy. Size up in length and possibly in waist too.

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