Nurses are like endurance runners. They spend hours moving on their feet with occasional bursts of speed. And like any high-performing athletes, they need equipment that can keep up with them, especially footwear.
Whether you’re a nurse looking for more support under your feet, greater flexibility around your ankle, or just an ultralight cover for your bare feet, there’s a great shoe out there for you. (And if you’re not a nurse at all, a nurse can probably point you toward amazing shoes.)
Here are the best shoes for nurses on Amazon right now.
HOKA ONE ONE Womens Bondi 6
Hoka One One is a favorite brand for anyone on their feet for long stretches of time. Originally designed as running shoe, the Bondi 6 model has won praise among nurses for its support, though that increased support does add some chunkiness to the design. The shoe is available in both men’s and women’s sizes.
Dansko Professional Clog
People who haven’t discovered clogs yet tend to be surprised by how comfortable they can be. Dansko makes the go-to in workwear clogs, which are comfy but also pretty indestructible. One nurse told Today that the range of styles in Dansko provide an opportunity to express individual style beneath scrubs.
ON Cloud Sneaker
Brooks Ghost 12 Running Shoe
Slow Man Walking Shoes Sock Sneaker
Easy, comfortable, and most of all affordable, the Slow Man Sock Sneaker is a sleeper choice for nurses on a budget. It’s flexible and breathable like a sock, but will provide enough support for a day at the hospital — if not a marathon.
ASICS Gel-Challenger 12 Tennis Shoes
A lot of nurses love ASICS tennis shoes, and the Gel-Challenger is the perfect example of how the brand infuses high-tech materials into an attractive package for an overall win. The namesake gel technology absorbs impact at the heel and forefoot, while allowing for flexibility and movement. Advanced materials elsewhere also make the shoe light while providing structure.