The 5 Best Surgical Clogs For Doctors, Nurses etc

Finding a good pair of clogs for the surgery room can be an annoying tasks because of the need to find something that not only adheres to OR policies but are comfortable enough to wear for the long or multiple surgeries that happen on a day to day basis.

Sifting through the garbage to find your perfect surgical clogs is time-consuming but we’re gone and done most of the work for you.

In this article is a brief overview of 5 clogs for surgeons, nurses and other OR staff to wear and not only be safe, but comfortable as well.

1. Crocs Unisex Bistro Work Clog

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Crocs makes some of the most comfortable clogs in the world, enjoyed by people across all walks of life and professions. For surgeons, the Bistro is the perfect choice because of the intersect between functionality and comfort.

It works for surgeons and other OR staff because it is close-toed but still very roomy, allowing air to circulate and keep your feet and toes cool and dry. Furthermore, the Crocs Lock patented slip resistant treading helps to keep you from slipping due to wet areas around you.

The Bistro is also very easy to clean, usually requiring only soap and water to have it looking good as new.

Finally, the enhanced arch support, thicker metatarsal area and contoured footbed work in unison to provide the comfort needed for your work days.

Selling points:

  • Available in 5 colors
  • Extremely lightweight
  • World renown Crocs comfort
  • Roomy fit
  • Easy to clean
  • Slip-resistant
  • Enhanced arch support
  • Thicker metatarsal area
  • Contoured footbed
  • Higher heel meets workplace standards and protects feet


2. Calzuro Autoclavable Surgical Clog

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Next on the list is the Calzuro Autoclavable Clog which has been gaining popularity among standing professionals, particularly over the past few years, even though the design came out in the mid-80’s.

In fact, these clogs were made specifically with surgeons in mind and they can even be sterilized using an autoclave.

Furthermore, there are massaging bumps in the footbed which help to stimulate blood flow and the 1.5-inch heel helps to improve your posture and reduce fatigue.

Selling points:

  • Available in 13 colors
  • 1.5-inch heel
  • Side ventilation
  • Made with surgeons in mind
  • Can be sterilized in an autoclave
  • Slip-resistant
  • Latex-free



**All Calzuro clogs have side ventilation holes, however, there’s also an option with tiny holes in top of the uppers for extra airflow**


3. OOFOS Unisex OOcloog Clog

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The OOFOS OOcloog is the perfect clog for the operating room thanks in part to the OOfoam technology that is used in its construction.

It does an incredible job of absorbing impact, thus reducing the stress on your joints and feet, and the carefully designed footbed supports your arches very well during those long surgery hours.

And even though it is close-toed, there are three well-placed holes by the instep which allow air to circulate easily.

There are even several customers who testified that it helped with their plantar fasciitis.

Perhaps is the only drawback to this clog is that the glossy black version tends to strip over time (functionality remains but the stripping looks unprofessional).


Selling points:

  • Available in 3 colors/styles
  • Side ventilation
  • What it lacks in style, it makes up for in comfort and functionality
  • OOfoam technology
  • Slip-resistant
  • Shock absorption
  • Reduces stress on joints, feet, and back
  • It has helped several individuals with plantar fasciitis


4. FitFlop Women’s Shuv Leather Medical Professional Clogs

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These leather slip-on clogs come in 3 colors and provide peak comfort for long-term standing and walking due to the super-cushioned (yes, Super), shock absorbing and pressure diffusing midsole that was designed by two incredibly gifted British biomechanists just 10 years ago. Furthermore, the triple density cushioning of the midsole means that each part of your foot gets just the right amount of cushioning to maximum comfort and health.

It also has breathable microfibre lining to keep your feet cool and a contoured footbed that provides excellent arch support.

Selling points:

  • Available in 3 colors/styles
  • Very simple and chic look
  • Shock absorption
  • Reduces stress on joints, feet, and back
  • Super-cushioned, triple density midsole
  • Full grain leather uppers with minimal seaming
  • Arch support
  • Designed with all day comfort in mind specifically


5. Birki’s Super Unisex Clog

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The Super-Birki from Birkenstock is a polyurethane work clog that is water, oil and grease resistant.

It features an anatomically shaped cork latex footbed that has excellent arch support, elite cushioning and is lined with moisture-wicking fabric which helps to keep your feet cool and dry, preventing discomfort and odors. The footbed can also be removed and washed separately in temperatures up to 30 degrees C.

Built for the long haul, these clogs are also extremely durable. In fact, they may actually be the most durable on this list, lasting years in most cases.

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