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Clinical Shoes


Has 1 years experience.

Hi everyone.

This summer I'll be starting my clinicals for my CNA license. In the student handbook, under the uniform policy, white or black professional shoes are required. I was just wondering if any of you have any suggestions for a good pair of shoes. Oh, and my clinicals are being held in a LTC facility, if that makes a difference. Thanks!


Usually they will go into details about what shoe type to be looking for, so look into that to make sure you aren't spending money on a shoe that you cannot use on the job. I would think ANY shoe that is nonslip & is comfortable enough to stand in for 9 hours(or however long your shift is) should be fine. It's all personal preference.

A lot of people like Dansko shoes. They are slip on, black and easy to wipe down. They can be on the pricey side. What I did was buy a cheap pair of white tennis shoes. I made it through my CNA clinical and now all I wear are sneakers that have support for my high arches. I also recommend compression socks if you are going to be on your feet all day.


Has 15 years experience.

Ask your instructor for guidance. Where I live, nobody really cares about your shoes as long as they are closed toe. I wear Saucony, New Balance, and sometimes Nike... wear whatever is best for your feet, because you'll be ON THEM.


Has 15 years experience.

Rotate your shoes, too - have at least 2 pair and don't wear the same ones every day.