Alrighty y'all - I'm always getting questions about comfortable flats for the hospital and clinic - and I've done multiple posts on the matter!
I can now officially say I have a favorite. I still love my crocs flats, and they really do provide the best cushion, but I've found that they're not great for doing serious walking - days that I'm all over the medical campus I still get the occasional blister! I will say, though, I wore my crocs all last year (intern year) and they were so comfortable being on your feet - but I really just walked from my car to the work room and then here and there in our small hospital. Seriously the crocs were still the best. Now though, my walking is from one hospital to another hospital a block down and then all over different floors of city-like hospitals - it's just really way more walking! So if you're doing walking like that, the crocs can end up rubbing the wrong way.
The winner that's actually emerged are my little Payless ballet flats. And they're now on sale. And I selfishly bought 2 more pairs before publishing this post because I'd be really sad if my size sold out! (I got the quilted cream and leopard for any of you curious lol, one $30, the other $15, and then buy one get one 50% off and free shipping)! Their memory foam bed is super comfortable and the (fake) leather and elastic trim is so soft and flexible - they've literally never bothered my feet and in fact feel like slippers! There's no breaking in required. They've come out on top and are now my go-to shoe for still looking put together but also staying oh-so-comfortable all day! And they come in so many styles! Check out my picks above (there's style 1 and style 2, both almost identical) and do yourself a favor and buy a pair (or two or three).
And a little hint - since I always search for coupon codes, I used the code ZZRTMN15 for another 15% off that worked! If that doesn't work try ZZBONUS for 10% off ;)