Products, Style & Advice for the Modern Healthcare Professional
How to Find Cute, Functional Nursing Shoes
If you’re a nurse, or a healthcare professional,
chances are you’re on your feet four or five days a week, for eight or more
hours a day. All of that standing, walking or running (think patient who needs
your assistance for a medical emergency right away) can take a definite toll on
your soles. When you’re constantly on the move, it’s critical to find footwear
that helps you glide effortlessly throughout your shift with support and
comfort. But for the fashion savvy nurses out there, form is just as important
Doing It Best
This is why tons of health-conscious shoe brands,
such as Klogs and Dansko, are steeping in the direction of trend-setting
fashion without sacrificing comfort. Let’s take a look at a few of the big name
brands making the change, as well as some tips on how to buy comfy and
fashion-forward nurse shoes.
– This PA-based company gives hard-working feet the stability and support they
deserve. Their colorful clogs come in a large variety of colors, textures, and
hues including black leather, reptile, cobalt, and mocha. If clogs aren’t your
thing, Dansko also makes a wide range of stylish sneakers.
- A longtime favorite for their fashion and function, they offer a long line of
polyurethane and leather clog in a
variety of styles and colors.
These shoes comfort for those who are on their feet all day, as well as safety
for those where slips, trips, spills. And falls can occur. Akesso recently
designed two new lines -- the Helia and Carraria - both of which have the look
and feel of a casual athletic shoe with the added durability and safety of
traditional healthcare footwear.
Timberland – Designed to meet nurses’ needs, Timberland shoes feature an exclusive
Anti-Fatigue technology created for healthcare professionals who spend long
hours on their feet.
the Right Shoes for Your Needs
When it comes to which shoe fits the best, it’s
about the perfect style, size, and support. Here are some tips to find the
ultimate nursing shoes for your needs:
Your Feet. Even as adults, our feet can change in size. Even
if the change is slight, it can make a big difference when it comes to the shoe
fitting properly. Consider your own feet when on the search for a comfortable
shoe. Everyone’s are different, so the shoes your friend wears may not be the
“right fit” for you.
Both Feet. Everyone has a slight size difference when it
comes to their feet. Ensure you shop for the larger foot.
Your Feet Standing and at the End of Your Shift.
If you do this, you can take swelling into account.
Your Arches. A lot of folks have differing lengths
and heights in their arches. This will make a huge difference in the fit of
your shoe and why some brands are perfect for some and not others.
Don’t Have to Be Broken In. Seriously. If the shoes are snug,
don’t make the mistake in thinking they need to be broken in. Good shoes will
fit properly when you buy them.
Running Shoes. Dansko, as we stated before, as some
fabulously fashionable sneaks that cater to runners and healthcare
Your Style. Do you like floral prints or are you a wild child
and prefer reptile? Find a shoe design that caters to your unique style
preferences. Trust us when we say there are hundreds of cute shoes to choose
This is key when it comes to maximum mobility. Find a light-weight shoe that
won’t slow you down. Since you’re constantly switching gears, this is critical.
Yourself the Following Questions:
What type of foot-bed best contours to
your foot shape?
Does the insole have enough cushion for
Do you have any special foot conditions
you need to take into consideration?
Do you have flat arches, wide feet, or
plantar fasciitis? Each of these
factors will determine what you think is comfortable.
Take time to take care of your feet while putting
your best fashion foot forward in functional and stylish shoes. Remember,
without healthy feet, you don’t have a leg to stand on.