7 Best Shoes for Nurses

In Nurse Practitioner, Registered Nurse
June 7, 2016

Best Shoes for Nurses

The best shoes for nurses are those that that keep you going for hours on end without your feet feeling like they’re screaming with every step you take. With many things, its perfectly fine to go the the generic brand when buying things like flour, sugar, or salt (where manufacturing and storage regulations are the same across the board), but when it comes to the platforms that keep you moving throughout the day, never skimp on quality.

Be sure that the nursing shoes that you end up with are supportive, comfortable, resilient, and slip-resistant. Even if they don’t, non-slip shoes are just as comfortable as regular shoes, they just come with an added safeguard that can help outside the workplace too.

7 Best Shoes for Nurses:

1. Alegria Paloma Flat

Alegria Women's Paloma Flat - Best Shoes for Nurses

Price: $34.99 – $300.00

Colors: A lot, 30+

People seem to be going crazy over these nursing shoes in the Amazon reviews section. They love them, and its easy to tell why. By spending a little more, you get everything you want, and the durability that you get from buying higher-quality work shoes. These feature a slip-resistant sole and strain-resistant upper, with additional benefits including:

  • Polyurethane outsoles engineered to provide a natural rocker walking motion.
  • Structured, flat, and stable outsoles that also promote perfect posture thus reducing stress on muscles and joints.
  • Removable footbeds (also called insoles) constructed of cork, memory foam and latex which creates a perfect fit by forming to the natural contours of your foot. (Footbeds are also removable for your custom orthotics!)
  • Slip resistant outsole
  • Stain resistant upper
  • Superior arch support.
  • Heel height: 1.50″
  • Available in EU size 35-42 / US size 5-11
  • Available in Medium and Wide widths

2. Dansko Women’s Pro XP Clog

Dansko Women's Pro XP Clog - Best Shoes for Nurses

Price: $89.00 – $150.00

Colors: Black Patent, Black Moray, Red Moray, Ebony, Espresso, White, Iridescent Leopard, Navy Oiled

These non-slip nursing shoes are leather with a synthetic sole and the following features:

  • Heel measures approximately 1.5″
  • Platform measures approximately 0.75″
  • Roomy reinforced toe box allows toes to move comfortably with plenty of wiggle room
  • Removable, leather-lined dual-density pu footbed with memory foam for optimal arch support and cushioning
  • Pu midsole with slip-resistant rubber outsole suitable on dry, wet and oily/wet surfaces
  • Anti-fatigue rocker bottom propels feet forward for shock absorption and energy return

3. Timberland PRO Women’s Renova Professional Slip On

Timberland PRO Women's Renova Professional Slip On - Best Shoes for Nurses

Price: $67.00 – $120.00

Colors: White

These white leather nursing shoes have a synthetic sole, Scothgard protector stain resistance, what they dub “anti fatigue technology” that offers all day comfort for those who stand for long periods, and comes with a 30 day comfort guarantee.

4. Nurse Mates Dove

Nurse Mates Dove - Best Shoes for Nurses

Price: $67.57 – $79.35

Colors: Black, White

These slip-on nursing shoes are among the best on the market. Made of premium leather, these shoes come with a stain-resistant finish so you stay as pristine as possible throughout the day. The slip-on design is intended to create a sleek and professional appearance, making them usable in the vast majority of healthcare facilities.

5. Merrell Men’s Jungle Moc Pro Grip

Merrell Men's

Price: $99.00 – $110.00

Colors: Black, Espresso

These are some of the best shoes for nurses  because they offer a more rugged look while keeping a professional form, and offering slip-resistance for environments like hospitals, clinics, and restaurants. Being completely waterproof, the shoe’s synthetic nubuck lining controls odor and keeps feet dry. Also, the midsole acts as as a shock-absorber and dramatically reduces the impact on your feet.

6. Cherokee Women’s Peacock Work Shoe

Cherokee Women's Peacock Work Shoe

Price: $37.08 – 57.00

Colors: Black, White, Grey

These imported leather nursing shoes come designed to withstand the punishment of the wear and tear of working in the healthcare industry. They’re designed to fit in to the modern professional environment and should be acceptable to any healthcare employer. More specific details include:

  • Rubber sole
  • Heel measures approximately 1.75″
  • Platform measures approximately 0.75 inches
  • Cherokee work wear double-gored slip-on
  • Leather upper
  • Breathable linings
  • Lightweight outsole is up to half the weight of other outsoles

7. Sanita Women’s Professional Celina Clog

Sanita Women's Professional Celina Clog - Best Shoes for Nurses

Price: $76.94 – $125.00

Colors:White

These are among the best shoes for nursing due to their price-mark and the high comfort and quality they offer, including:

  • Leather
  • Synthetic sole
  • Heel measures approximately 1.75″
  • Platform measures approximately 0.75″
  • ASTM certified (american society for testing and materials)
  • Anatomically shaped footbed
  • Slip resistant, oil resistant, anti-static and anti-shock
  • Received seal of acceptance from the American Podiatric Medical Association (AMPA) for its standards in quality and long lasting support

And if you head over to Amazon (by clicking the shoe’s name or image), check out the stellar reviews these are getting. People love them and seem to have nothing but great things to say about them.

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