How Important Is It To Have The Right Nursing Shoes?

How Important Is It To Have The Right Nursing Shoes?

If you work in a hospital, long hours of intensive labor can leave you exhausted, and you need an outfit that keeps you comfortable from head to toe. But there may be certain parts of your outfit that contribute to your comfort more than you realize, like your shoes. Having a shoe that isn’t the right size for your feet, for example, can easily cause foot pain, leg pain and back pain. Today on the Blue Sky Scrubs blog, we want to help you find the right nursing shoe by giving you some helpful advice about what to look for.

Safety and Comfort

First and foremost, you’ll need a nursing shoe with good traction. Medical facilities can be a very busy environment, and sometimes you may have to move quickly through the hallways. You’ll want to find a shoe with adequate grip and traction to keep you from slipping. When you first try them on, pay attention to how much traction the shoes have.

Besides your immediate safety, comfort is the most important aspect of your nursing shoes. Like we said above, picking the right shoe can be the difference between comfort and debilitating pain. So when you’re picking out your shoes, take as much time as you need to walk around in them and make sure that they feel just right. If there’s any amount of discomfort or pain when you try them on, try again with another pair. You may think you’ll wear them in over time, but it's better not to take the chance. Don’t worry too much about how your shoes look until you find one that fits right.


Once you’ve gotten a nursing shoe with the right fit and the right traction, you still want to make sure it looks great on you! Pick out a pair of shoes that you’ll love to see yourself in every day. Maybe you should even pick a pair of shoes that matches your favorite Blue Sky Scrubs! To view our entire collection and find the perfect scrubs or accessories for your new outfit, just visit the Blue Sky Scrubs website.