We love all the teachers and medical professionals in our Birdies flock. So, in honor of Teacher Appreciation Week (May 3–7) and National Nurses Week (May 6–12), we’re sharing the creative ways some of our favorites style their shoes and how Birdies help support them in their everyday. And because we’re all about supporting women at Birdies, we’re proud to offer teachers and medical professionals a special 20% off year-round discount so they can look and feel great while hard at work. Now, let’s get to know these 5 leading ladies and check out their on-the-job looks we’re loving.
Photo credit: @drbrittodom
Dr. Brittany Odom, MD is a pediatrician in Saint Petersburg, Florida. She loves our Starling flat in slate suede, one of our most versatile styles for long days treating kiddos in the doctor’s office.
“In the midst of all of this craziness, I love seeing how people are stepping up to help each other. Car companies making ventilators. Scrub companies making masks. I was SO happy when Birdies offered to give away their shoes to our frontline workers who are on their feet all day. Birdies are shoes that feel like slippers, and we all know the difference a good pair of shoes can make with stressful 12-hour days.” –@drbrittodom
Photo credit: @lindseyslittles
Ms. Lindsey teaches kindergarten and 2nd grade in Long Island, New York. Right now, she’s loving our new Swift slip-on sneakers in leopard-print calf hair for days when she’s in the classroom.
“So excited to be wearing my new Birdies. They’re the comfiest shoes I own AND they offer a teacher discount!” –@lindseyslittles
Photo credit: @withashleykay
Dr. Ashley Kay, PA-C is a board-certified physician’s assistant in Orlando, Florida. She adds a touch of pretty with our linen Songbird slides to soften up her lab-coat look at the hospital.
“If you’re a frontline worker, then you know the importance a good shoe will make after being on our feet all day or night rounding on patients. These slides may not be approved for surgery, but they’re certainly the comfiest slides to wear outside of the surgical suites.” –@withashleykay
Photo credit: Shaquita Basileo
Ms. Basileo teaches math to students from 1st grade through 12th grade in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. She likes to show off her wild side with our cheetah Starling flats for days when she’s running around the school.
“Birdies make me feel confident and cute! No matter the grade, I’m on my feet a lot—helping students, lecturing at the board, and up and down the hallway to the supply room or copier. And let’s not forget recess duty! Conversely, you never know when you’ll be pulled into a meeting or conference. Comfort is non-negotiable, but neither is style! ” –Ms. Basileo
Photo credit: @lilyinmedicine
Lily grew up in California and is currently a physician-in-training in the South. Here she shows us how to style our cheetah Starling flats like a neutral with black pants, a blush top, and her lab coat.
“As a physician-in-training, I could not be more proud to be part of the medical field during this time. I’m in awe of the selfless actions of our health care heroes who are risking their lives to save others. While medical students across the country have been pulled for our clinical rotations, we are fighting this battle right behind our frontline workers. Medical students have come together to organize PPE donations, provide childcare for working physicians and nurses, connect with the elderly at nursing homes to prevent feelings of isolation, staff COVID-19 hotlines, volunteer at community drive-through testing sites, collect patient data to assist with COVID-19 research, and so much more! It’s been amazing to see the sense of community, not only at my medical school, but across the nation. Please continue to practice love and compassion for one another. This is the time we need it the most.” –@lilyinmedicine
We hope you found some on-the-job style inspo from our flock. Now, share the love by passing along news about our Teacher Discount Program and Medical Professional Discount Program to all the teachers, nurses, and doctors in your life. And then encourage them to shop our collection of stylish, comfortable shoes, which are perfect for jobs that require being on your feet all day.