Healthcare professionals often have to spend a long time on their feet, which is why it’s important to choose comfortable, durable and safe footwear. This is better for your feet and the rest of your body, as poor footwear can lead to potential back pain and various other ailments.
Instead of searching around for the best shoes for healthcare professionals, we’ve created a list of seven of the best Shoes For Crews slip-resistant, comfortable shoes that are ideal for healthcare workers below.
- Old School Low-Rider IV Unisex
- Evolution II
- Triston II OB White
- Mary Jane II
- Revolution II
If you’re a healthcare professional, such as a doctor or nurse, that works on a hospital ward, you’ll need durable footwear. Walking up and down hospital wards every day can take a toll on your footwear and also your joints, so it’s best to invest in something that’ll last - like Zinc. It’s made out of durable EVA material, making it ideal for hospital wards.
EVA is an excellent material to use, as it’s lighter than rubber which makes for a lighter shoe, so it’s easier to walk in for extended periods. It’s also water-resistant, slip-resistant and vegan.
Old School Low-Rider IV Unisex
Working in healthcare, you often have to deal with fluids. If this spills onto a shoe that’s not water-resistant, you could end up with wet feet for the rest of your shift. The longer your feet are wet, the greater the damage to your skin which could cause tears and blisters and cracks to form.
Old School Low-Rider IV Unisex isn’t just a classic-looking shoe but it’s also water-resistant, so you don’t need to worry about any spills when you wear it. It also has a removable cushioned insole for extra comfort, a leather upper and it’s easy to wash and clean.
Whatever the role you’re working in, slips, trips and falls can happen. That’s why it’s essential to invest in a slip-resistant shoe. Otherwise, you may end up with a potentially significant injury. Evolution II is designed with safety in mind. It’s a slip-resistant shoe with TripGuard technology to keep you safe while you wear them.
Plus, it also has airbags to provide extra cushioning - perfect for your long shifts.
Working in healthcare, you need a shoe that’s an all-rounder. Something durable, lightweight and water-resistant, so you don't need to spend time washing and cleaning them. Radium is a clog which has all of the above features and also has different traction patterns across the slip-resistant outsole to provide safety on various work surfaces.
Triston II OB White
There’s a reason clogs are so popular with healthcare professionals. They’re lightweight, comfortable and durable. Triston II OB White is a CE certified, water-resistant clog with a removable insole to keep you comfortable throughout your shift. As it's water-resistant, there’s no need to worry about liquids pouring on your shoes and causing discomfort for the rest of your shift.
Mary Jane II
If you’re working in a doctor’s surgery, where you won’t be on your feet all day, it’s more appropriate to wear a shoe like Mary Jane II. It offers style, comfort and a tailored fit with an adjustable strap. Plus, it’s been designed with a water-resistant upper leather.
While working long shifts and walking up and down hospital wards, your feet can become overheated and work up a sweat. To keep your feet cool while on shift, we've designed Revolution II with a lightweight mesh upper to keep feet cool. It’s a seamless, easy-to-clean shoe that’s also slip-resistant and has a removable cushioned insole.
As Shoes For Crews, we know the toll poor footwear can have on your feet, leg and joints. While you're committed to helping patients, you also deserve to look after yourself by staying safe and comfortable during your long shifts. Taking care of your feet is only half of the job. Now it’s time to take care of the rest of your body as a healthcare professional.
To help you enjoy more comfortable shifts and reduce the risk of suffering from potential injuries, we’ve created a free guide filled with exercises and home remedies to help reduce tiredness and pain after work.
Take Care of Your Body to Prevent Injury
Although many injuries are unavoidable, developing conditions such as repetitive strain injury and lower back pain can sometimes be avoided. We’ve compiled lots of stretches and exercises for you to do at home or during your break to help you take care of your body.