Posted on December 9, 2015
Finding the Perfect Nursing Shoes
You work hard on your feet all day, every day; they deserve a break! You should be able to slip into nursing shoes that are comfortable and trick your feet into feeling like they are on vacation, propped up on a table in the Bahamas, crossed at the ankles with your bare toes wiggling at the open sky.
While the Bahamas might be a future goal, you can have comfortable shoes now, and you should! The right shoe can help your posture and circulation while cushioning your feet. That means your entire body will feel better at the end of your shift, even if it lasts all day. The first step to finding the perfect pair of nursing shoes is to decide what features are most important to you.
Nursing Shoe features:
- Open versus closed back
- Color and design
- Clog versus athletic lace-up
- Stain resistance
- Improved grip for slip resistance
- Dual-functionality (like also being a workout shoe)
Nurse Mates is a favorite brand among Tafford customers for high quality, comfort, and durability. The Nurse Mates Libby Shoe is a nice closed-toed option that comes in classic black or white as well as a grey flower pattern. It’s built from high-grain leather with a padded collar at the instep and a pillow-top insole. This combination takes the pressure off of your feet. The no-slip outsole ensures safety as you step lightly through your day.
To extend the same comfort and quality beyond your feet, pair the Libby shoe with the fun Nurse Mates EKG Compression Trouser Socks. These stockings are lightweight are made to reduce swelling by relieving leg stress and enhancing circulation. Plus, the neon EKG waves inspire the playful side of nursing.
For everyday wear, you can invest in the Nurse Mates Nursing Care Anklet Socks which come in a pack of 6 and also feature colorful medical designs. These socks are designed to keep your feet both cool and dry.
Either style of Nurse Mates socks might also be combined with other great nursing shoes like the Sanita Ingrid PU Clog or the Dansko Pro XP Clog Nursing Shoe. Both of these are clogs, but the Sanita has an open back for easy on/off access. And the Dansko clog is unique because of its multitude of prints from blue crackle to grey stripe.
For the nurse or doctor who needs a pair of shoes to look dressy with a skirt but retain the same comfort, we suggest the Alegria Emma Fashion Printed Wedge Heel. It’s slip-resistant and stain-resistant with double-gored sides that allow for easy on/off while remaining secure.
With so many comfortable and unique options to choose from, you’re sure to find the nursing shoes you’re searching for with Tafford. You might even be tempted to wear them after your shift ends!