There are a variety of roles you can do in a hospital, but one thing they all have in common is the need for supportive, reliable footwear. Slips, trips and falls can happen in any workplace, but hospital wards are known for having hard flooring, which can cause a potentially serious injury if you were to fall.
So not only do they need to be durable, but they also need to be slip-resistant too, ensuring you always feel safe while you work. Here are eight of the best examples of hospital work shoes from Shoes For Crews that are comfortable, durable and ideal for long shifts on hospital wards.
Zinc features different traction patterns across the slip-resistant outsole, making it ideal for hospital work. Made from an extra light, durable EVA material, Zinc is designed with comfort and safety in mind.
It’s also water-resistant, making it easy to clean and has different traction patterns across the slip-resistant outsole appropriate for the job, work surface and environment.
Walking up and down hospital wards can work up a bit of a sweat. If your feet become overheated and sweaty, they'll become very uncomfortable.
Condor has a mesh ventilation with a leather support construction, so there’s no need to worry about your feet becoming overheated. Not only does it look great, but it’s also slip-resistant to keep you safe while you work. After a long shift, the last thing you want is to go home and spend a lot of time cleaning your shoes. Condor also has SlipGuard protection, making it easier to clean.
3. Evolution II
Evolution II has been designed with comfort in mind. With a removable, cushioned insole and airbags that provide extra cushioning, this shoe is ideal for long shifts. It’s water-resistant and designed with a synthetic mesh upper, so it's easy to clean.
4. Revolution II
Revolution II has a variety of features to provide more comfort. Airbags, natural fit and extra-built cushioning provides ultimate comfort while TripGuard and slip-resistant Zone Traction keeps you safe and stable.
Shoes with laces can be frustrating, especially when they regularly come undone. But with Karina, they don’t have to be. It’s created with an easy lacing system, so there’s no struggling putting the shoe on or taking it off. It’s lightweight and has extra cushioning for comfort, as well as an outsole that keeps your shoe moving the way your foot does.
The key features most hospital workers want from their shoes during long shifts is comfort, durability and safety. Radium offers you all that and more. It’s made out of extra light EVA material, has a slip-resistant outsole and is easy to clean. Plus, it’s vegan and water-resistant.
7. Triston II OB
Lots of hospital workers prefer clogs because they’re comfortable, durable and safe. TRISTON II OB is a CE certified, slip-resistant clog outsole. Its removable EVA insole offers comfort throughout long shifts and because it’s water-resistant, you don’t need to worry about liquids ruining the shoe or needing to buy a replacement any time soon.
8. Old School Low Rider IV
If you want a classic style, look no further than the Old School Low Rider IV. What’s great about this shoe is it offers great style and comfort because of its additional cushioning. Plus, its tapered outsole minimises the risk of tripping.
Take Care of Your Body and Prevent Injury
From repetitive strain injury to tendonitis - there are various conditions you can potentially develop because of your job. The trick to reducing your chances of developing a condition is by understanding the risks and changing your habits accordingly.