Recommend shoes for working in radioactive lab
August 5, 2014 7:42 AM Subscribe
I work in medical imaging research. We just got a new imaging system and I am about to start working with radioactive materials. I need help identifying a good pair of lab shoes.
I understand that it is standard practice to keep a backup pair of shoes at work in case your primary shoes get contaminated. Since I'm still a little nervous working around radioactive materials, I've decided that I'd just as soon have a dedicated pair of shoes for the hot lab, with my regular shoes as the "backup". This is a lab environment so I need closed toe, top of foot coverage.
The shoes should be as nonporous as possible for easy cleaning if something does get spilled on them (so, like, not canvas). I won't be working in this lab all the time, so they don't have to be something I'd want to stand in all day every day, but I'd just as soon they didn't go out of their way to be uncomfortable. Not crazy expensive is a plus. I wear women's 7 1/2.
Help me out, hot lab folks!