Fellow NURSES...Please offer your opinion on the best Nursing SHOES to buy. - page 2

I have gone through so many darn white, uncomfortable nursing shoes I could scream! I am enquiring upon my fellow comrades to offer advise and opinions regarding which shoes (brand, style, etc.)are... Read More

  1. by   swmn
    Late shoe nominee: I have had a pair of "after basketball shoes" made by And1 for about 8 weeks now. They are shaped like basketball shoes except the upper is all stretchy cloth, no laces. They expand right along with my feet all the way through the shift.

    I got mine for about $45 8 weeks ago. I wear them two or three days weekly, alternating with white air sole Nikes. My cost on the And1's is down to around 25 cents per shoe per comfortable day. I am willing to pay that much for comfortable feet, and the shoes are still in great shape.

    I can not sprint to a code in them, but I can jog in them and gently accelerate to a respectable run.
  2. by   gvar
    BIRKENSTOCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!God bless their makers! I work 3 or 4 12 hr shifts per week, never have to change shoes mid shift. They are spendy on purchase(best ordered through E-bay) but my lastpair lasted over 8 years with only occasional care. I have gone hiking in them, do daily walks in them, wear them rain or shine.
    They will always get my reference!
  3. by   Koryp
    another vote for birks. I have been wearing a pair of birks for three years and they look as good as when I bought them, only more comfortable. The more you wear them the more comfortable they get. They fit like a great pair slippers even after 16 hour on. I would have bought 6 pairs of tennis during the last three years and they would not have been as comfortable. Money well spent.
  4. by   Agnus
    Thanks for the tip on changing shoe during shift. I keep 3 pair and never wear the same pair two days in a row. Shoes need a rest so they spring back better from the foot compression. They last longer and stay comfortable that way. I have a pair or nurse mates that was discondtinued 3 months after I bought these. and 2 Pair or Rockers. I'm sorry I don't remember the modle they are a clog with a heel strap. all 3 are very comfortable. I have flat feet so I can't wear just anything.
  5. by   codebluechic
    Birkenstocks are worth every penny! I have one pair for work and four for home!