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Best Shoes?


Hey guys I'll be starting nursing in the fall and I'm looking for recommendations on comfy shoes. What are your favorites? I'm willing to spend good money on a pair that will last. Thank you!

Double-Helix, BSN, RN

Specializes in PICU, Sedation/Radiology, PACU. Has 9 years experience.

A lot of nurses love Dansko clogs. I've personally always been more comfortable in sneakers. Dans also makes a sneaker called Elise that is my current nursing shoe and I really like them. I've also worn sketchers shape-ups before and been happy with them.

The BEST are the ones that work for YOU! Seriously, you have to figure this out on your own because everyone has such different issues. For years, I swore by Birkenstock and couldn't have worked at the bedside without them. Then one of my arches collapsed and I could no longer wear ANY Birkenstock. That's when I discovered Dansko and now I swear that I couldn't be a nurse without Dansko.

Unfortunately, all of the top contenders are expensive. Go to a reputable shoe store (Walking Company, for instance) and get a recommendation, based upon their evaluation of your feet.