Super Nurses deserve super footwear! As a nurse, you’re on your feet for up to 12 hours at a time, walking, standing, and even running. That’s why un-supportive shoes can mean poor posture and pain, especially after several days of work in a row.
At Tailored Healthcare Staffing, we want to help you take care of your feet. A good pair of nursing shoes can make a long shift a lot more comfortable, leading to a better day overall. Here are five top-rated nursing shoes Super Nurses like you should consider before stepping onto the hospital floor:
Danskos have been popular nursing shoes for years, and many nurses swear by them. While they have many styles, they’re most known for their nursing clogs. They have a two-inch rocker bottom to help your foot roll through each step, are great at helping absorb shock, and have plenty of toe room. They come in a variety of colors and patterns, and last-but-not-least, they last for ages.
Among RNs, Alegria is another popular shoe brand that uses memory foam, cork, and latex in the footbed. This combination both molds to your foot and helps absorb shock from your steps. If your footbed wears out, it’s also replaceable, which means you don’t need to give up on your favorite shoes. Alegria has many styles to choose from and some adorable patterns. It’s a win for both style and comfort.
3. Nurse Mates
If you’re not a fan of clog-style shoes, check out Nurse Mates. These shoes have plenty of cushioning and yet are incredibly lightweight. Most styles come in black, white, gray, or navy. Nurse Mates are both stain and slip-resistant, making them a practical choice for nurses who place high value in comfort.
4. Timberland Renova
Timberland actually makes some great styles of professional shoes. The Renova style is a favorite of many nurses, especially those who have high arches. If you have high arches, you know how tricky it can be to find a shoe that supports your foot. Renovas have a specially-designed toe box and are treated with 3M Scotchgard to keep your new kicks stain-free.
5. Nike Flex Running Shoes
Nike Flex running shoes are another option loved by many nurses. If you prefer a sneaker-style nursing shoe and a lower heel, this might be the pair for you. Nike Flex running shoes are lightweight, and the upper part is designed to fit your foot like a sock.
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