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Why are work shoes for nurses so important?

Posted by Shoes For Crews Europe on 28-Nov-2016 16:27:00

Working as a nurse, you've got plenty of stresses to deal with. Keeping up-to-date with paperwork, caring for patients, assisting doctors, and much more. However, one of the biggest problems you have to deal with is sore feet. This is why it's so important to wear comfy shoes because they can help protect your feet from painful sores. Here's plenty of reasons why you should consider looking for comfy work shoes for nurses, when it's time to buy new footwear for work.

 

 

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Protects from chronic foot pain

You probably wouldn't think that wearing the wrong shoes could be harmful to the health of your feet. But when you think about it, your shoes give you support when you're walking and standing. If your shoes don't have adequate arch support, your feet can suffer from excess strain.

 

Wearing the wrong shoes can develop painful foot conditions like plantar fasciitis. Some chronic conditions can cause serious and long-term damage to your feet, resulting in you having to take time off work to recover or even have corrective surgery. But making sure your feet are supported in the first place can help avoid those consequences.

 

 

Reduces back pain

Uncomfortable shoes can negatively impact the way you walk and put strain on your back. As a nurse, you're expected to be standing for most of your shift and regularly helping/carrying patients, so your back is already under a lot of stress. Supportive and comfortable shoes helps you avoid putting too much pressure on your spine.

 

 

Nurses training on a patient

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Supports your heels

When your job requires you to stand for long periods of time, it's your heels that suffer the most. Especially when you have finished work, you can usually feel the painful tension in your ankles.

 

Comfy work shoes for nurses have strong and reinforced heels to give your ankles extra support when walking. During surgeries, it's important you have shoes that will support you.

 

Have a look at these best shoes for nurses who are on their feet all day.

 

 

Comfortable shoes put you in a better mood

Having sore feet contributes to bad moods. It's hard to concentrate on your patients and feel empathetic when your feet are painfully sore. If every step is uncomfortable and you have the nagging desire to sit down, it will negatively influence your bedside manner. 

 

Wearing comfortable footwear helps you feel more positive. If you're dealing with difficult patients or having a busy shift, your shoes can make it even more stressful if your feet are feeling tender. Having sore feet and having a bad day can negatively impact your attitude. 

 

 

Benefits work productivity

Wearing the right shoes for work helps benefit productivity. You feel like you have more stamina, you're not distracted by foot pain and your shoes are supporting you in all your daily responsibilities. Especially if you're wearing comfy work shoes designed for nurses.

 

eastside white shoes for crews

Eastside: has the support of a running shoe (also available in black)

 

froggz classic sfc shoes

SFC Froggz Classic: popular favourite for nurses (also available in white)

 

 

Along with wearing comfy shoes, it's important they are slip-resistant too

Slips, trips and falls are one of the biggest workplace hazards for nurses. If you fall on a hard hospital floor, you could suffer a serious injury. This is why it's important to buy slip-resistant work shoes as they will greatly reduce the chance of you slipping or falling at work. 

 

At Shoes For Crews (Europe) Ltd. our slip-resistant shoes exceed industry expectations and they have excellent grip on wet and slippery floors. 

 

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