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Clogs Prove Best For Long Shifts

Medelita offers Sanita Clogs on our professional medical apparel website because they are the best shoes for long hospital shifts.  We know this because Medelita founder Lara Manchik Francisco, PA-C worked for 10 years on her feet in a busy emergency room.  We also know it because they have been recommended by many others in the field.  A few blog excerpts are below and underscore the exact reasons why clogs are the best choice: Mary L. Brandt, Professor and Vice Chair of the Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine, recently attested that, “Less than a 2 inch heel is best for Achilles.” She also adds, "If you will be standing for long periods on rounds or in procedures, think about getting shoes that slip on and off.  If you’ve been standing for hours it really helps to stretch your calves and change the pressure points.  When you are sitting, you can slip them off and let your feet breathe. There’s a lot of walking in the hospital, but there’s even more standing.  Running shoes don’t provide the right kind of support for standing, which means your feet will suffer if that’s what you wear." Here are a couple of other tips from Ted R. Melnick, MD Chief Resident, Department of Emergency Medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine:
  • "More important, though, is the efficiency this type of shoe allows you in the call room. You can quickly slip out of them and get some rest during the limited time you have to sleep during an overnight call. And when a code is called in the middle of the night, you can slip your shoes on quickly and be one of the first to respond.“
  • “If you have a well-cushioned walking or running shoe, it will keep you comfortable during the long walks from one hospital ward to another. However, during a long procedure in the OR or on long walk rounds (this is making rounds while standing as opposed to sitting or walking for that matter), that cushioning will do a poor job of distributing the weight of your body.”
Sanita Clogs are the original Danish Clog and have been handmade in Europe for over 100 years. They now offer non-skid soles and are easily cleaned with a damp cloth.  These reasons along with those above are all support your choice of Sanita Clogs as professional Medical footwear. sanita mens clog