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Comfortable Nursing Shoes

  • Dansko Professional Clogs
  • Skechers Premium Slip-On Sneaker
  • New Balance Training Shoe
  • Meredith Work Clog
  • Alegria Paloma

Nurses and nursing students spend long hours on their feet, which is why it's so important that they wear comfortable nursing shoes in the field. When you do your practicum work, you can check with the hospital or facility about the type of shoes that it recommends. Many hospitals require that nurses wear shoes in specific designs or colors too. The top five shoes for nurses will fit comfortably after hours of hard work.

Dansko Professional Clogs

No matter where you work, you'll probably see both men and women wearing Dansko Professional Clogs. These shoes come in a number of different colors and patterns but fit so comfortably that you'll love the way your feet feel at the end of the day. The shoe works with your natural stride and allows you to take steps as large or as small as you need. These clogs have an antimicrobial lining that reduces foot odors and a larger toe box that accommodate swollen feet without putting pressure on your toes.

Skechers Premium Slip-On Sneaker

The Nerdy Nurse included these slip-on sneakers from Skechers on its list of the best shoes for nurses. Silver buttons down the front of the shoe give the appearance of eyelets for laces, but these shoes slip on and off with ease. This makes it easier to get ready for a shift and take the shoes off after a day at work. Made from leather, the shoes have a rubber sole and a padded area in the heel that cushions your foot. Skechers also added more padding and cushioning in the collar, foot bed and on the tongue.

New Balance Training Shoe

Though New Balance offers this Training Shoe in a number of different color combinations, it also offers pairs in darker shades like black and navy blue for working professionals who want to wear a pair on the job. Designed for those who want to train for a marathon or an upcoming athletic competition, the Training Shoe is also suitable for nurses and other health care professionals who spend a lot of time on their feet. Evenly spaced eyelets on the front of the shoe let you adjust the laces for a looser or tighter fit.

Meredith Work Clog

The hit television show "Grey's Anatomy" inspired a line of scrubs, shoes and other clothing for nurses like this Meredith Work Clog. Made by Softwalk, it has a cushioned foot bed that helps you spend hours rushing around a medical facility without any pain in your toes or feet. The shoe has a clog design that lets you slip the shoes on and off without missing a beat and without fighting with any laces. These clogs also have a slight heel that is great for those with standard and higher arches.

Alegria Paloma

Some professionals looking for comfortable nursing shoes will prefer the Alegria Paloma to any other shoe because this is one of the most stylish options on the market. This shoe looks similar to the mary jane shoes you wore as a child and feature a thick strap that goes over the top of your foot to keep your foot tucked inside. Available in different colors and patterns, the Paloma has a thick sole that will keep you from sliding on slick surfaces and a bejeweled butterfly on each side.

Whether you're about to start your first clinical rotation or have years of experience working as a nurse, you might find yourself looking for a new pair of shoes. The most comfortable nursing shoes come in a number of designs like slip-on shoes, sneakers and clogs for men and women.

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