Male nurses are as important as female nurses. In hospitals and clinics, male nurses work on their feet all day. This is the reason why it is best to have a great pair of shoes that can withstand the hard work involved in hospital shifts.
There are many nurse shoes around that can meet a male nurse’s style and needs. Here are 10 shoes we recommend:
The famous Oswald-Balder line of clogs from Skechers has been legendary for the comfort it offers to those who use it for everyday work. Made from Nano Lite soft plastic foam, this clog is very lightweight to wear. It has a removable comfort insole and padded collars. The outsole is made from OSHA-compliant slip-resistant rubber that can withstand accidental slip on wet or oily floors. The upper part of the clog is flexible so your feet won’t get hurt from going up and down the floors in the hospital.
Pros: With removable comfort insole, waterproof, slip-resistant.
Cons: Sizes are smaller than other clogs, narrow width.
With moisture-absorbing lining and padded collar line, these shoes are one of the most comfortable footwear you can use. The upper part of the shoes is made from washable leather while the outsole is made from slip-resistant molded rubber. The midsole is flexible and lightweight so it can handle shock in every step.
Pros: Super comfortable, lightweight, easy to clean, good adhesion, lightweight.
Cons: Not good looking. Sizes wider than most sneakers, heels can easily slip-off.
Aside from moisture-absorbing linings, the unique sidewall ventilation of this shoes helps in preventing moisture build-up inside. The upper part of the shoes is made from synthetic leather while the outsole is made from injection molded rubber. The insole is made from MOZO’s Tripe Fit System that aids in shoe ventilation. The outsole is made to be slip-resistant with Spider Traction Max.
Pros: Comfortable, consistent color, lightweight.
Cons: Stitches can wear off easily, not waterproof.
The DAWGS Men’s Working Clog has been famous for its remarkable arch support. Its molded arch support is also compatible with orthotic inserts. The insole material has anti-microbial properties to help prevent foot odor. The rubber outsoles are made for superior traction that can help prevent accidental slips. It has an average weight of 8 oz making it ultralightweight for everyday use.
Pros: Cushioned heels, anti-microbial insoles, molded arch support, compatible with orthotic inserts.
Cons: Slip-resistant feature is weak, sizing is too small compared to other brands.
Made from full grain leather, Merrell Men’s Jungle Moc Slip-Resistant Work Shoe is easy to clean and fully waterproof. The insole of the shoes is cushioned and the unique air cushion in the midsole provides stability even in rigorous walking. The outsole is made from Sure Grip® rubber that is slip-resistant and non-marking.
Pros: Cushions feet well, waterproof, slip-resistant, unique non-marking outsoles.
Cons: Some buyers complained of inconsistent sizes.
Although this shoe is designed for training tennis players, it became famous for male nurses because of the durability and comfort it offers. Its comfort is supported by a cushioned midsole, anatomically correct flex grooves and a premium memory footbed, there features protect your feet from accidental spills. The outsole is made from rubber. The arch support is reliable and the footbed is well-cushioned for maximum comfort.
Pros: Cushioned footbed, lightweight, true to size, durable outsoles.
Cons: Outer leather peels off easily, low quality shoe strings.
This men’s slip-on shoe from Anderson is made from full-grain stain-resistant leather. It’s unique from other brands because its footbed is made from dual-density memory foam. The memory foam forms to the shape of your foot while the second layer, which is made from EVA foam, absorbs shock in every step. The surface of the footbed is perforated and has friction-resistant sock liners to secure cool and dry insoles.
Pros: Memory foam footbed, friction-resistant insoles, shock-absorbing outsoles.
Cons: Outsoles could detach quickly.
Birkenstock’s Profi Birki Work Shoe is very lightweight to wear. It is made from polyurethane so it is breathable to wear and can be easily washed. The removable insole is soft and prevents moisture build-up to keep your feet cool and dry. The outsole is treaded to ensure firm grip even in wet or oily surfaces.
Pros: Made from shock-absorbing polyurethane, non-slip, insole prevents moisture build-up.
Cons: Inaccurate sizes
This clog from Keen is easy to wear for everyday work in the hospital because of the simplicity of its design. The outer part of the shoes is made from leather while the outsoles are made from non-marking rubber. The footbed has a removable memory foam insole which is very comfortable to wear. You can easily wear these shoes if you are always on the go since the neck of the shoes is wide enough for a quick slip-off.
Pros: Easy to wear, lightweight, non-marking rubber outsole, memory foam footbed.
Cons: Length is smaller than actual sizes
With more than 100 years of experience in making shoes for men, Clarks mastered how a men’s working clog should look like. Their Senner Lightweight Casual Loafers is made from waterproof leather with padded insoles. The outsole is made to be slip-resistant for great traction control when walking or running. The insoles are breathable because of the shoe’s meshed lining.
Pros: Very lightweight, reliable traction control, easy to wear.
Cons: A little lose and runs half-size bigger. May not be as durable as expected.
In choosing the best shoes for nurses, you should know that compared to female counterpart, male nurses have different needs. The insoles of their shoes are wider and the outsoles are made extra tough as men have more body weight. These factors should be considered when buying shoes for clinical work so you can be assured that your footwear will last long.