Health Professional - Tegan Elliot
We’re huge fans of nurses! What was it that made you want to be a nurse?
I had no idea what I wanted to do in year 12! The teachers kept saying, think about what you’re good at and I’m pretty good at caring for people and I always want to help and those two things are important in nursing!
What is your favourite part of being a nurse?
Nursing is an honorable profession. We’re there when people are at their worst and most vulnerable and we help to put the pieces of their health back together so they can get on with their lives or sometimes, so they can pass on with dignity and respect. I see life unfold everyday in its rawest forms, it is a privilege and I couldn’t imagine doing anything else!
What do you look for when searching for nursing shoes?
I rely heavily on recommendations from other nurses when buying a new brand or type of shoes. Pounding around on hard floors all day sometimes not sitting down for 12.5 hours takes a HUGE toll on your feet and the rest of your body! We need good supportive shoes that are durable and always leather, a needle stick injury to the foot will ruin your day!
What features of FRANKiE4 do you think could benefit nurses?
I have been carrying on to everyone about my Frankie’s since I received them, I just love them so much! They’re the first pair of work shoes that have transitioned to use outside of the hospital, they look fabulous! Most importantly however, after some long hard shifts (plus being 6 months pregnant) my feet aren’t sore and that is why I’ll be returning every year for another pair!
How did you like your FRANKiE4s?
LOVED them! Especially that they came with different inserts for narrow and wide feet.
In three words describe what FRANKiE4 means to you?
Comfort, Durable, Fabulous!