Nursemates alternative

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by rubysasha rubysasha, BSN Member

Specializes in NICU, neonates, newborns. Has 13 years experience.

I’m trying to buy a new pair of shoes for work. I’ve worn danskos, sketchers, crocs, cherokee, asics, new balances among many others over the years, and the only brand that I really like is nursemates (dove and align). My feet are wide and have high arches. I don’t want to spend $80 on another pair of nursemates- I’ve recently bought 2 pairs of other brand shoes that I hated and wish I hadn’t spent the money on. Does anyone know of another (lower price) brand of shoes that fit comparably to nursemates? 

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esrun2015

esrun2015

26 Posts

I have found that spending $80/twice a year for shoes is much better than paying a podiatrist or to ever having plantar fasciitis ever again! I currently wear Brooks GTS ($130/pair), but they keep changing them and they aren't as good as they used to be. The Nursemates Align are cute, but are they good for someone with low arches?

Elektra6, ASN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Home Health, PDN, LTC, subacute. Has 17 years experience. 573 Posts

I have the same type of feet as you. The best shoes I had were Landsend all weather slip on mocs. I wore these as an associate at Target after spending $$$$ on tons of shoes. They USED to have them in nursing school plain white leather but now are only in regular colors ?they are about $40 on sale.